TCVN October Forum
"The End of the (Startup) World as We Know It & the Coming of a New World Order"
Patrick Vlaskovits will describe what is happening at the intersection of five major technological & social trends & how it affects startup investors & startup entrepreneurs alike.
Patrick Vlaskovits is an entrepreneur, mentor and author. He has founded two startups (now on his third) and co-wrote The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development: A Cheat Sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Affectionately known as the "CustDev book," it serves as course text for classes at Stanford University, University of Chicago, Boston University, DePaul University, University of Minnesota and University of Norway. It is available on Amazon at http://vlskvts.co/EGCDPaperback
Patrick has spoken at tech conferences nationally and internationally including SXSW. He blogs at http://vlaskovits.com. Patrick enjoys advising and mentoring and serves as a mentor for the 500 Startups seed fund/accelerator as well as for The Lean Startup Machine.
Patrick organizes Twiistup, a well-attended tech/startup conference that celebrates the entrepreneurial and investment talent of the Los Angeles startup ecosystem. He also organizes the Los Angeles Lean Startup Meetup.
Patrick holds a Master's in Economics (emphases in finance and econometrics) from University of California, Santa Barbara. When he has spare time, he can be found with his family usually on the beach or in the ocean either fishing, surfing or stand-up paddle surfing.
When & Where
Tech Coast Venture Network
TCVN is one of Southern California’s premier technology business networks. Through a wide variety of forums, pitch sessions, workshops, and other networking events, we bring together entrepreneurs and resources from every facet of the technology and startup landscape.