Author of "The Lean Entrepreneur" and "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development".http://www.amazon.com/The-Lean-Entrep...http://www.amazon.com/The-Entrepreneu...I
am an entrepreneur, mentor and author. I have founded (as well as crashed-and-burned) two startups and am now on my third, Superpowered. My first book is affectionately known as the “CustDev book,” The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development serves as course text for classes at Stanford University, Boston University, DePaul University, University of Minnesota and University of Norway. It is available on Amazon at http://vlskvts.co/EGCDPaperbackI
have spoken at tech conferences nationally and internationally, and as of 2011, including SXSW. I blog at http://vlaskovits.com
. I enjoy advising and mentoring and serves as a mentor for the 500 Startups seed fund/accelerator as well as for The Lean Startup Machine.I organize Twiistup, a well-attended tech/startup conference that celebrates the entrepreneurial and investment talent of the Los Angeles startup ecosystem. I also organize the Los Angeles Lean Startup Meetup.Lastly, I hold a Master’s in Economics (emphases in finance and econometrics) from University of California, Santa Barbara. When I have spare time, I be can be found with my family usually on the beach or in the ocean either fishing, surfing or stand-up paddle surfing.