Pitching Startup: Avoiding the big mistakes with Andrew Ackerman, Managing Director, Dreamit Ventures

- Online Zoom Conference

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Andrew Ackerman
Managing Director - Urbantech at Dreamit Ventures

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. He then joined Bunk1.com as COO, building it from scratch to the leading provider of web services to the summer camp industry until he was bought out in 2008. Andrew then incubated new ventures and managed over $50M of alternative (hedge, private equity, VC, angel) investments for a family office. 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 from Chicago Booth and a BA from Johns Hopkins University. He speaks Hebrew fluently as well as some Spanish, French & Japanese and is working on JavaScript.

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Erik Ilyayev M.D.
Chief Executive Officer at MyHouseVisit

Dr. Erik Ilyayev is the founder and CEO of MyHouseVisit.com which is an organization that provides medical home visits to the elderly and home-bound. He founded the company right after he completed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. His team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and care coordinators have serviced
more than 5,000 patients in the New York metropolitan area. He also served as the regional medical director of hospice for the Visiting Nurse Service Of New York, which is the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the nation.

Being very passionate about medical education, he holds academic appointments as Associate Professor of Medicine in Touro College, St. Georges Medical University and is the Vice Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

Seeing the complexity of chronic disease and the opportunity for optimized coordination of care, Dr. Ilyayev co-founded SLCG partners, a consulting and technology platform, which currently delivers care coordination to more than 3,000 patients.

One of Dr. Ilyayev’s most rewarding roles is being a father to six beautiful children and spending time with his family. On his spare time he produces music with his latest music video “chains” having more than 200K views on Facebook.



Online Zoom Conference


This event is free for Virtual, Silver, Heritage, Professional, Heritage + Professional, Young Leadership, VIP Leadership, President, CEO, and Chairman members.


This event is part of our newest initiative, YJP's "FaceTime with VC/Tech Leaders" series of digital mentorship roundtables to continue our mission of providing mentorship opportunities for young professionals while keeping our members safe and healthy. The roundtable will be held through YJPs digital platform

- Learn about the latest trends in your industry.

- Connect with the movers and shakers of today's market.

- Get the opportunity to ask one on one questions.

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This event is complimentary for:

Virtual Members

Professional level members in the VC/Tech division.

Young Leadership members and above levels

We hope to connect soon!

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