Patrick Vlaskovits

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Patrick Vlaskovits
Born1976 (age 43–44)
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
OccupationAuthor and Entrepreneur
Notable work
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development, The Lean 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]


  1. ^ a b New York Times best-sellers: March 2013, New York Times
  2. ^ Eric Ries, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development, Startup Lessons Learned, 5 July 2010
  3. ^ Aaron Ginn, Defining A Growth Hacker: 5 Ways Growth Hackers Changed Marketing, Techcrunch, 7 Septembre 2012
  4. ^ The Lean Entrepreneur, USA Today Best-Selling Books
  5. ^ Books › Best Books of the Month › Hardcover › Patrick Vlaskovits › Business & Leadership: Editors' Picks, Amazon
  6. ^ Patrick Vlaskovits, Henry Ford, Innovation, and That "Faster Horse" Quote, Harvard Business Review, 29 August 2011
  7. ^ "Superpowered Mobile Digital Signal Processing Technology | Superpowered Cross-Platform Audio". Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  8. ^ Presentation of Patrick Vlaskovits, 500 startups
  9. ^ "Conference Startups: Grassroots Innovation Rocking the Event World". Archived from the original on 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  10. ^ Patrick Vlaskovits (2013-05-31). "Patrick Vlaskovits | EBN Congress EBN Congress". Retrieved 2014-06-19.