Vitaly M. Golomb is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur, investor, author, and speaker. He has spent his career in technology startups, international venture capital, and the graphic communications industry. He is the Chief Product Officer of SenStay, Founding Partner of CCC Startups, Executive Producer of the Startup AddVenture conference series, and Author of Accelerated Startup – The New Business School. He was previously the CEO of Keen Systems (Acquired by Aleyant) a venture capital-backed SaaS ecommerce platform for the printing industry and the CEO of Sputnik Integrated, an international, award-winning design and marketing firm.
Vitaly grew up in Cupertino and has been involved with startups since his teenage years. He has taken three companies from concept to exit. He holds a degree in Computer and Video Imaging and has guest lectured at Stanford, UC Berkeley, St. Mary’s and other universities around the world on entrepreneurship, innovation, and design.
Vitaly is passionate about improving society by nurturing entrepreneurship around the world. He is contributing writer for TechCrunch and other publications and has been a consistently top-ranked mentor at a number of startup accelerator programs in US and Europe. He has spoken at TEDx and travels to over 20 countries every year as a keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, innovation, and design. He consults and teaches workshops to the next generation of entrepreneurs, as well as enterprises and governments fostering innovation.
His new book, Accelerated Startup – The New Business School, is the Pocket MBA for the 21st century. Traditional business schools are not prepared to provide the evolving skills and mentorship required to build tomorrow’s billion dollar companies. Many are choosing to apply to accelerators instead of MBAs and learn by doing at a rapid pace. The book provides all of the latest tools and techniques used by the world’s top accelerator programs to manufacture successful startups.
Vitaly is the Director and Executive Producer of Startup Spring – How Middle East Tech Entrepreneurs are Rewriting Their Future, a feature length documentary coming in 2016.
Since 2013, Vitaly has served as the executive producer of the Startup AddVenture conference and tour that brings some of the world’s top startup experts to tomorrow’s high-potential startup hubs. A cultural exchange bringing knowledge and inspiration from the industry’s best and showcasing local startup stars of tomorrow. The first event attracted over 1,700 attendees and 45 international speakers to Kyiv, Ukraine during the first weeks of the Maidan Revolution. It was called “one of the top startup events in Europe” by TechCrunch. In 2015 Startup AddVenture toured Central Europe and Middle East where it earned the nickname of “TED for Startups” for its highly-concentrated educational format.
Building on the success of Startup AddVenture, Vitaly co-founded CCC Startups, a global network supporting exceptional entrepreneurs in Europe, Middle East, and beyond. CCC is focused on high quality events and investments that help up-and-coming startup ecosystems grow by connecting local talent with global markets.