Dave’s experience allows him to be versatile in sharing his expertise with others, through media contributions, webinar talks, workshops and training programs, or specific consultancy services.
Want to meet Dave for (Virtual) Coffee?
Dave Parker is a Tech Entrepreneur, Investor, Board, and Advisory Board Member for dozens of companies. Formerly the Senior VP of Programs at UP Global (Startup Weekend + Startup America) that was purchased by Techstars.
If you want to meet me for coffee or a virtual coffee, two things in advance:
- Review this post so you can come prepared for the meeting – I don’t like to have to ask you the obvious questions when we can talk about the most useful things! Click here
- Be ready to answer the question: “Who are you mentoring that doesn’t look like you?”
Looking for a Startup Financial Model Template? Go to Venture Ready Models is a site that Dave has built out with Excell templates for the tech business models that he blogs about here and on the Venture Ready Models Blog.
Dave works as a Coach for startup founders and Consultant mid-market companies that are staging for funding, growth, transition, or sale. To learn more about Dave’s consulting practice click the ABOUT tab above for Dave’s CV.
I met Dave through the Startup America Partnership and we’ve had the chance to work together on numerous projects over the last decade. He’s OHUB’s go-to partner for all things startup! He’s been a great source of programming and inspiration for the Black and Brown Founders we serve.
- Rodney Sampson
Dave brings a level of experience and zen to the chaotic world of entrepreneurship. His understanding of when to lean on the science or when to embrace the art is masterful and something everyone he works with admires. Dave is one of those stand out human beings you just feel grateful to have in your life.
- Marc Nager
Fund Director at Greater Colorado Venture Fund
Dave is always my first call when I need startup business advice. He’s seen it all from different shoes – Founder, CEO, Investor, Board Member – so he always has multiple perspectives to offer. He’s extremely business savvy AND cares about people. Dave makes me see what’s possible. He helps me make big career leaps
- Emily Carrion
VP Marketing at Esper, Startup Advisor, Investor
I have known Dave Parker for over almost 20 years. Few people have impacted both my professional and personal life as deeply. He is straightforward but wise. He is compassionate but convicted. He knows business and can identify weaknesses and opportunities, and is able to advise through it all. Literally one of the smartest people
- Andy Perez
Dave has been a good friend and mentor to me. I admire his candor and integrity; he calls a spade and spade! Dave is also data driven; when he shares an idea, I know he’s done his research and used data to develop his perspective. Perhaps most importantly, he is very values-oriented and always has
- Lisa Nelson
Former Managing Partner of Microsoft Ventures, M12
Dave keeps you engaged as a student with next-level knowledge, a twinkle in his eye, and the shock of dropping the f-bomb at just the right time. What’s great is I’ve been in groups with Dave that were made up of very wealthy and successful entrepreneurs all the way down to college kids. Dave is
- Daniel Rossi
Senior Account Manager for Nonprofits at Amazon Web Services, Serial Entrepreneur and Board Member
I have known Dave for about ten years. During that time he has become a close friend, a mentor and a trusted colleague. Dave’s place in the tech world is unique. He is well respected as a serial entrepreneur, blogger, accomplished speaker, and a selfless mentor to founders and management teams. I have taught financial