Patrick Vlaskovits

Patrick Vlaskovits

CEO of Superpowered. Cross-platform, low latency pro audio SDK for Android, iOS and Wearables.

Orange County, California Area

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Patrick Vlaskovits's Overview

  • Cofounder & CEO at Superpowered
  • Co-Organizer at Lean Startup Circle Los Angeles
  • Author and Consultant at The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development

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Patrick Vlaskovits' Publications

  • Henry Ford, Innovation, and That "Faster Horse" Quote

    • Harvard Business Review Blog
    • August 29, 2011

    Article I wrote and researched that demonstrated that Henry Ford never said “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Also, I put Henry Ford in context in terms of customer-driven innovation.

  • Ignoring Customers Is Not Wise Even if You Are Henry Ford

    • WSJ Blog
    • August 31, 2011
  • The Lean Entrepreneur: How Visionaries Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Markets

    • Wiley
    • February 26, 2013

    Many in our entrepreneur community still believe that to be visionary, we must merely execute on a seemingly good idea and ignore all doubt. With this mindset, companies build doomed products in a vacuum; enterprises make ill-fated innovation investment decisions; and employees and shareholders come along for an uncomfortable ride.

    Falling prey to the Myth of the Visionary confuses talented entrepreneurs, product managers, innovators, and investors. It leads us to heartbreaking, costly, and preventable failures in new product and venture development.

    The Lean Entrepreneur moves us beyond this myth. It combines powerful customer insight, rapid experimentation, and easily actionable data from the Lean Startup methodology to empower individuals, companies, and entire teams to evolve their vision, solve problems, and create value at the speed of the Internet.

    Anyone can be visionary. The Lean Entrepreneur shows you how to:

    Apply actionable tips, tricks, and hacks from successful lean entrepreneurs

    Leverage the Innovation Spectrum to disrupt existing markets and create new ones

    Drive strategies for efficient market testing with Minimal Viable Products

    Engage customers with Viability Testing and radically reduce the time and budget for product development

    Rapidly create cross-functional innovation teams that devour roadblocks and set new benchmarks

    Bring your organization critical focus on the power of loyal customers and valuable products you can build to serve them

    Leverage instructive tools, skill-building exercises, and worksheets along with bonus online videos

  • The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development

    • April 23, 2010

    Customer Development is a four-step framework for helping startups discover and validate their customers, product, and go-to-market strategy, developed by Steve Blank and an integral part of Eric Ries' Lean Startup methodology. Focused on the Customer Discovery step, The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development is an easy to follow guide for finding early adopters, building a Minimum Viable Product, finding Product-Market fit, and establishing a sales and marketing roadmap.

    Deemed a "must-read" by Steve Blank and Eric Ries, inside you will find detailed customer development and lean startup concept definitions, a step-by-step approach to best practices, a business model analysis guide, case studies, rich graphics, as well as worksheets and exercises. No matter the stage of your business, you will return often to this guide to learn how to build a product people want ;"get out of the building;" foster strong customer relationships; test business model risk; reach out to early adopters; conduct startup marketing; create a customer funnel based on buyers' process; and prepare your startup to scale up.

    This book is both an introduction for those unfamiliar with lean concepts and highly actionable for lean practitioners. It is a user friendly guide, written to be accessible to marketing professionals, Engineers startup founders and entrepreneurs, VCs, angels, and anyone else involved in building scalable startups.

    Existing companies will benefit to from applying Customer Development principles described in detail herein: for example, startups struggling to achieve market traction, or well established companies seeking to spark new innovation.

Patrick Vlaskovits' Experience

Cofounder & CEO


January 2013Present (1 year 9 months)

August 2010Present (4 years 2 months)

Author and Consultant

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development

April 2010Present (4 years 6 months)

Patrick Vlaskovits' Skills & Expertise

  1. Pricing
  2. Online Marketing
  3. Product Development
  4. Web Analytics
  5. Analytics
  6. Positioning
  7. Ebooks
  8. Online Advertising
  9. E-commerce
  10. Social Media
  11. Product Management
  12. Start-ups
  13. SEO
  14. Lean Startup
  15. Entrepreneurship
  16. Business Strategy
  17. Digital Marketing
  18. Digital Media
  19. Mobile Applications
  20. Business Development
  21. Market Research
  22. Project Management
  23. Business Planning
  24. Leadership
  25. Angel Investing
  26. Lead Generation
  27. CRM
  28. Web Marketing
  29. Social Media Marketing
  30. SEM
  31. User Experience
  32. Strategy
  33. Mobile Devices
  34. Strategic Partnerships

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Patrick Vlaskovits' Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Hungarian

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Patrick Vlaskovits' Education

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