Courses I Teach at
Providing experiential learning opportunities demonstrating how high-growth startups are built.
Science of Growth
In addition to teaching at Carnegie Mellon University, Sean is a regular speaker at industry conferences and corporate retreats. (learn more)
Commercializing Your Idea Getting Heard & Funded
A workshop focusing on lean startup techniques for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs around how to most effectively test a concept and scale winning ideas.
Planning for Success … Demo or Die
The MIT Media Lab famously had “demo or die” scribbled on it’s wall. This is a workshop I give at the start of AlphaLab to encourage them to plan for success by demoing early and often so their “real” demo day can be a success.
Agile Product Development
My workshop on agile product development techniques (especially SCRUM) which is part of the CMU / Innovation Works i6 Challenge sponsored by the Department of Commerce.
Sean Ammirati joined Birchmere Ventures in 2012 to as the partner leading Birchmere Labs, a seed and studio fund focused on community driven commerce startups.
Prior to that, he had over 12 years founding, building and selling businesses in the media and software industries. Sean was previously Chief Operating Officer of ReadWriteWeb, one of the most influential sites about the future of technology and innovation. In December 2011, the company was acquired by SAY Media to strengthen its technology channel. Sean was previously co-founder and CEO of mSpoke, which was the first acquisition of LinkedIn. Learn more…