Hi, I'm Patrick Ambron, co-founder & CEO of BrandYourself.com.
Patrick Ambron's Bio:
Patrick Ambron is the CEO and Founder of BrandYourself.com, which helps individuals clean up, protect and improve their online reputation and online privacy. Some of their more popular features include social media cleanup tools, removing personal information from data brokers, finding and deleting old accounts, and many others. They also help customers deal with other issues that happen on the web, like removing non-consensual pornography for victims of revenge porn. In an age of cyberbullying, revenge porn, inadequate online privacy laws, they see themselves as building a modern day life-lock--one that helps consumers navigate many of the unintended consequences of the web so people can feel secure and in control online.
Patrick is recognized as a leading expert in online reputation management, Search Engine Optimization and online privacy. In 2011, his company was named New York's # 1 Emerging Technology Business, making his team the youngest company ever to win the $200K prize. He was recognized by the White House as one of the Empact 100 Top CEO's under 30, named Young Entrepreneur of the year by the SBA, and most recently, named to Inc Magazine's top 35 under 35.
Patrick has led BrandYourself to secure over $7 million in venture capital and grow to over 100 full time employees. They were recently named the the overall StartUp winner at SXSW. His ideas on Online Reputation and business have been featured on Fox News, ABC News, CBS News, HuffingtonPost, FastCompany, Mashable, TechCrunch, New York Post, WSJ, the NYTimes, PandoDaily, US News & World, and many others. Patrick is recognized as a thought leader in the new media landscape and co-developed the new media curriculum at the #1 School of Information studies in the U.S. at Syracuse University.
Appeared on SharkTank and turned down the largest deal ever given by an individual shark (at the time)
Appeared on Dragons Den and received largest valuation ever given on show
Volunteer at program Getting out and Staying out, meant to help at risk youth individuals avoid the criminal justice system
Instructor at places like General Assembly and guest lecturer at places like Columbia business school
Mentor/advisor through the Syracuse Blackstone Launchpad program and the Syracuse Student Sandbox
Owner of best dog in the world
Recreational soccer and friends trivia champion
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Inc. Magazine: Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35
Small Business Association: 2011 Young Entrepreneur Award
The Agency100 List: Fastest Growing Online Reputation Management Company
The White House: Top 100 Young Startups in the U.S.
Entrepreneur Magazine: Top 5 Collegiate Startup
SXSW Accelerator Competition: Best Bootstrapped Startup at SXSW
PCWorld: Top 5 Hottest Web Apps at SXSW
Patrick is a prolific speaker on the topics of Reputation Management, SEO, Growth Hacking, & Entrepreneurship. Sample keynotes include:
How to Start a Venture & Land Investors
Building a Startup Outside a Major Market
10 Ways to Put Your Best Foot Forward Online
See Patrick Speak:
GrowHack: How BrandYourself Unexpectedly Got 60k Users in 60 hours
#140cuse: How to Pitch to Investors
Georgetown University: Starting Your Venture
#140cuse: Patrick Ambron from BrandYourself on Vimeo.
RECESS Georgetown University: Starting a Venture from BrandYourself on Vimeo.
Past Speaking Clients Include:
Dublin Web Summit
Everywhere Else Con
Johns Hopkins University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Real Estate Connect
StartFast Demo Day
Teaches classes at General Assembly
Patrick Ambron's Experience:
Official Member at Ad Age Collective
October 2018 - Present | New York, NY
Mentor & Advisor at The Blackstone Launchpad
August 2016 - Present | Syracuse, NY
The Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University connects the campus innovation ecosystem with a global network that provides support for aspiring entrepreneurs. The LaunchPad is supported through seed funding from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, and is part of a global network located at 20 universities around the world.
Mentor at Student Sandbox
January 2010 - Present | Syracuse, NY
The Syracuse Student Sandbox is an incubator that helps aspiring entrepreneurs push their ventures from idea to company.
Co-Founder & CEO at BrandYourself.com
January 2009 - Present
Instructor at General Assembly
May 2013 - January 2017 | New York, NY
Patrick strives to impart his knowledge on other thinkers and creators as a General Assembly Instructor. In this role, Patrick provides GA attendees with education on opportunities in the Online Reputation and tech sphere.
Patrick Ambron's Education:
2005 – 2009
Patrick Ambron's Interests & Activities:
On a personal note, I love the outdoors, comedy, bbq, reading and traveling. I worked in the beer industry in college so I love talking about good beer. I used to be a competitive runner so (like all runners) if you make the mistake of asking me, I'll tell you about my entire career and PRs. I also spent my youth working in restaurants, so if you've done the same, we can swap stories.
I'm a big reader (fiction, non-fiction, biographies) and even bigger film buff. I've never seen the Terminator movies