Chuck Stormon is a serial entrepreneur who launched his first company while completing his Master’s degree in Computer Engineering and spent the next 20 years building high growth software and telecommunications companies on three continents. Chuck raised tens of millions of dollars in venture capital and returned over $100 million to investors. For the past five years, Chuck has been an active angel investor, often serves as a board member or advisor/mentor to new technology companies and is also sought after by private equity investors to advise on strategy. Chuck's new project is the StartFast Venture Accelerator (http://startfast.net
), Upstate NY’s first private capital backed, mentor-driven accelerator. He recently published “Start Fast! Accelerate your mobile, web or software venture” (now available on Amazon.com), a compendium of lessons learned while starting, building, saving, and exiting businesses and is aimed at entrepreneurs trying to understand the path to success.