Patrick Vlaskovits

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Patrick Vlaskovits
Born 1976 (age 41–42)
San Jose, CA
Education University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Occupation Author and Entrepreneur

Patrick Vlaskovits (born 1976) is a New York Times bestselling author[1] and entrepreneur.

Life and career[edit]

Patrick Vlaskovits was born in 1976 in San Jose, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and holds a BA in Physical Anthropology and a MA in economics.

In 2010, Patrick Vlaskovits wrote The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development.[2] He, along with Hiten Shah and Sean Ellis coined the term and concept of a growthhacker.[3]

His book The Lean Entrepreneur became a New York Times monthly bestseller for March 2013,[1] USA Today monthly bestseller,[4] and one of Editors' Picks in Business and Leadership for Best Books of the Month.[5]

His writing on debunking the origin of Henry Ford’s faster horses has been featured on Harvard Business Review.[6]

Patrick Vlaskovits is founder and CEO of Superpowered, a low latency audio SDK for iOS and Android.[7]

He is also a mentor for 500 Startups Accelerator & Seed Fund[8] and has spoken at SXSW, GROW Conference, EBN Congress, The Turing Festival and The Lean Startup Conference.[9][10]