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Daniel Ahmadizadeh

Instructor | Pre-College Programs

Daniel Ahmadizadeh is an accomplished entrepreneur, investor, and educator with a proven track record of success in the startup world. His expertise is in innovation and launching ventures. As CEO of two Y Combinator-backed companies, the top startup program in the world that has funded companies like Airbnb, Doordash, and Stripe, Daniel has raised millions in funding from renowned investors, including the co founders of Gmail, Skype, and Dropbox, while growing companies to millions in revenue. He has been an active mentor at Columbia University's Almaworks startup accelerator program for the last seven years and previously completed a residency at TED. A graduate of Stony Brook University and student at Columbia Business School, Daniel brings over a decade of experience in turning ideas into startups. His work has been featured in prominent media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and NPR, and he has delivered talks at institutions including Harvard, Stanford, and Princeton. As an educator, Daniel is passionate about empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators to change the world through venture creation.