From Warsaw With Love: Bitspiration Festival

Bitspiration FestivalLanded in Warsaw a few hours ago, shaved, showered, grabbed a coffee, and headed over to the Palace of Culture and Technology where I’m scheduled to speak in less than 30 minutes.  Good thing I’ve finished my presentation!

DreamIt, BuildIt, CrushIt: What accelerators do, do you need one, and how to chose the right one

Here’s a link to presentation: https://slidebean.com/p/D4qGyACtGs/DreamIt-BuildIt-CrushIt

I’m only in town for a day(!) but I’ll try to follow up with some thoughts about my trip in a few days.

UPDATE: This one went over so well, they asked me to keep talking

(No, I don’t have mad presentation skills. I simply use Slidebean)

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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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