A veteran of the tech startup world, for 8 years Mr. Sylvan served as President and Chief Scientist of One Technology, Inc., an Operations Research company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that utilized Artificial Life to solve complex business problems, based on algorithms of his own creation.
He has raised millions of dollars in seven rounds of funding, managed million-dollar R&D budgets, recruited dozens of employees, and closed 6-figure sales with Fortune 500 companies. After seeing over 1,000 entrepreneurs pitch their companies, he has come to be serve as an advisor to Venture Capital, as well as Institutional, Angel, and Family Office investors.
Presently Mr. Sylvan produces conferences and digital media, for audiences of innovators and entrepreneurs. He has been to the prestigious invitation-only TED conference twelve times, which model he follows in the curation of his own events.