I will be a panelist at The Hatchery’s “Are You Serious?” pitch event Wed Sept 19

The HatcheryI am happy to report that I am scheduled to be a panelist at The Hatchery’s (@thehatchery) upcoming “Are You Serious?” pitch event.  The format is what you’ve come to expect: a handful of entrepreneurs have ~5 minutes each to explain their early stage startups and the panelists respond with polite-but-brutally-honest (and hopefully productive) feedback.

I’ve attended many, many of these kinds of event and even pitched in front of these panels a few times but this will be my first time on the other side of the desk.

My co-panelists are Sachin Jade of Klifer Capital and Kirill Sheynkman of RTP Ventures (LinkedIn, AngelList)

The event will be held on Wednesday, September 19 at 6pm at Mercy College (66 W 35th St, 7th floor).  I hope you can make it.

Details and RSVP here: http://bit.ly/QfGHi4

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About Andrew Ackerman

Andrew is recovering consultant turned serial entrepreneur, startup mentor and angel investor. He is the Managing Director at Dreamit, currently in charge of the UrbanTech accelerator program. Andrew has also written for Fortune, Forbes, Propmodo, CREtech, Builders Online, Architech Magazine, Multifamily Executive, AlleyWatch, Edsurge, The 74 Million, et. al. Andrew began his career at Booz & Co consulting on strategy and operations for Fortune 100 clients. After a brief stint at Kaplan helping transition their traditional classroom test prep services into online products, he then joined Bunk1.com as COO/Head of Product where he spent eight years building it from scratch to the leading provider of web services to the summer camp industry. After being bought out of Bunk1 in 2008, Andrew managed a family office where he was responsible for both incubating new ventures and for managing over $50M of alternative assets including hedge, private equity, and venture capital funds as well as a number of direct investments in private companies. Andrew was also the founding CEO of Layercake.com and has a keen appreciation for how hard it is to build a successful startup, even under the best of circumstances. Andrew received his MBA in Operations & Marketing from Chicago Booth (Beta Gamma Sigma) and a BA in Economics & Political Science from Johns Hopkins University (Phi Beta Kappa). He speaks Hebrew fluently as well as some Spanish, French & Japanese and is working on JavaScript.

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