Founder and CEO at Keen Systems
A Ukrainian-born, Silicon Valley-bred entrepreneur and investor. He is an award-winning designer who got an early start first as an intern at the age of 13 and then as the youngest employee in the history of Kinko’s. He is the founder and CEO of PrintMo.co, the local print marketplace. Vitaly is also a General Partner at CCC Fund, a startup ecosystem builder, venture capital fund focused on emerging startups in EMEA, and bridge to Silicon Valley.
During the Dot Com boom, Vitaly ran the User Interface design team at a fast-growing startup. He later founded a design and marketing firm that quickly grew to three offices, won several awards, and landed projects with numerous large brands.
Vitaly holds a B.A. in Computer and Video Imaging from Cogswell College. Vitaly has guest lectured on design and the startup economy at Stanford and UC Berkeley and other universities. He is a mentor at 500 Startups, Happy Farm, ZIP, Tech Peaks, Etohum, and Innovation Nest accelerators and a conference keynote speaker on startups, design, and angel/venture capital in over 15 countries each year.
Topic: Don't Be a F***ing Wantrepreneur
What is it like to be a startup founder.
Why startup is not a smaller version of a large company.
If your startup is different and better than the others.