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Patrick Vlaskovits is a NYT bestselling author and entrepreneur. His writing has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, and The Browser.
Patrick routinely speaks at technology conferences nationally and internationally, including SXSW, GROW Conference, The Turing Festival and The Lean Startup Conference. He serves as a mentor for 500 Startups seed fund and startup accelerator and is founder and CEO of Superpowered.
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With 15 years technology experience, spanning from founding an embedded Linux startup in college to the successful acquisition of a bootstrapped startup, the work of entrepreneur and author Patrick Vlaskovits has always focused on the marketing of innovative products and services.
In 2010, he helped coined the word ‘growth-hacking’ to describe how innovative products overcome the ‘handicap of innovation’. Without resorting to meaningless buzzwords, Patrick regularly gives talks and workshops on how product teams can, in fact, must hack their way to growth.
His book, The Lean Entrepreneur: How Visionaries Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Markets (Wiley 2013), hit the USA Today bestseller, The New York Times weekly bestseller, and The New York Times monthly business bestseller lists and was named by Amazon.com Editors’ Picks for Best Books of the Month in Business and Leadership in April 2013.
His third book, Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum, will be published by Rodale in September 2016.
As CEO and founder of Superpowered, the developer of the fastest mobile audio engine for games, VR, music and interactive audio apps, he oversees operations, sales, marketing, support, and partnerships. Says Patrick, “It’s our job as a company to extend our customers’ productive capabilities with better technology and less waste.”
Patrick holds a BA in Physical Anthropology and MA in Economics, both from UC Santa Barbara.