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Alec Hartman
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Born (1986-02-06) February 6, 1986 (age 33)
ResidenceNew York, NY, USA
Alma materEmory University
OccupationEntrepreneur
Spouse(s)Marcie Hartman
ChildrenJayden Lennox Hartman
Websitehttp://alechartman.com/

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Alec Hartman (b. February 6, 1986) is an American entrepreneur. He is co-founder of DigitalOcean and the TechDay[1][2] event series in New York City, Los Angeles and London.[3][4]

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

After graduating from Suncoast High School's International Baccalaureate Program in 2003, Hartman moved to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Emory University where he majored in Political Science and Philosophy.[5] Shortly after leaving Emory, Alec taught himself software development.

Career[edit | edit source]

Hartman is a co-founder of DigitalOcean,[6] a hosting company located in New York, NY. DigitalOcean is a TechStars alumni company, and has raised more than $300M in venture financing rounds.[6] In 2012 Hartman started TechDay, an event to help entrepreneurs. TechDay's first event took place at the Lexington Armory with 200+ startups and over 5,000 attendees. Since 2012, TechDay has held events annually in New York, with the 2016 event reaching the heights of the largest startup event in the US.[7][8][9] In 2014 the NYC Comptroller, Scott Stringer, visited TechDay.[10] He is an investor in AdvisorConnect, Oliver and PhamilyCares.[11]

Alec Hartman's companies have been featured in publications such as Business Insider [12], Forbes [13], Los Angeles Times [14][15], and The Washington Post. [16]

Philanthropy[edit | edit source]

Hartman has mentored at accelerators around the world including TechStars [17], Startup Bootcamp [18], MassChallenge, TechStars Berlin [19], Metro Accelerator, French Accelerator, and NYC Big Apps. Alec also takes time to help students learn to code.

Other works[edit | edit source]

Hartman serves as a diplomatic advisor to the Estonian Government on their e-residency program and is also a member of the Bermuda Tourism Advisory Board.[20]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Hartman is married to Marcie Hartman. They live in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He owns a labradoodle named Rio.[21]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Tech Day Team". TechDayHQ.
  2. Friedman, Jessica (17 February 2016). "Founder of TechDay, Alec Hartman on Building Startup Success and the Largest Startup Event Series in the U.S." Founders Card. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  3. "Lex Hosts Massive City Council Candidate Forum". The Lexington Democratic Club. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  4. Mallot, Sabina. "Town & Village Debate". Town & Village. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  5. "Emory Alumni Shark Tank". Emory Alumni Association. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Brown, Graham. "(FFM47) How Alec Hartman cofounded a $100m backed cloud startup". Founder FM podcast. Retrieved 21 June 2017.[dead link]
  7. Fischer, Ben (23 April 2014). "TechDay Returns, Bigger than Before". New York Business Journal. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  8. D'Onfro, Jillian (24 April 2014). "These Guys Started the Biggest Single-Day Startup Event in the World - And its Happening Right Now in NYC". Business Insider. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  9. Overly, Steven (3 October 2014). "The Download: Tech Day Creates a Science Fair of Sorts for Local Startups". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  10. McEnery,Thornton (24 April 2014). "City Comptroller Tours TechDay". Crains New York. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  11. Hartman, Alec. "Angel List". Angel List. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  12. Melissa, Stanger. "2015 SA 100 full list of people". Business Insider. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  13. Ready, Kevin (20 April 2012). "NY Tech Day 2012 - the "Silicon City" and its Startup Culture". Forbes. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  14. Paresh Dave (22 February 2016). "New Virtual Reality Gadgets and Signs of Funding Slowdown are among L.A.'s tech week highlights". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  15. Paresh Dave (2 February 2015). "TechDay Start-up Expo Coming to Los Angeles, Free to Attendees". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  16. Carrie Donovan (30 September 2015). "Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, Oct. 1-7, 2015". Washington Post. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  17. "Techstars Mentor". Techstars. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  18. "Start Up Bootcamp Mentor". Startup Bootcamp. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  19. Gregson, Ben (12 January 2016). "Alec Hartman on the Value of the Accelerators and Community for Startups". Go and Grow Podcast. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  20. Garofalo, Michael. "11 hopefuls for District 4 Council seat". NY Press. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  21. Aled, Hartman. "Alec Hartman Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 21 June 2017.

External Links[edit | edit source]

Official website


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