Alex Vanston

Denver, Colorado, US

Alex's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Alex

I'm someone who thrives on big ideas and big problems. I believe technology can and should be used to facilitate humanity's reason and happiness, rather than trying to replace or "stimulate" it. Ideally I want to create products such that if the world suddenly lost all electricity, my users would miss my product, but they would be better off for having used it in the first place, rather than having become dependent and now less innately capable.

Whenever possible, I prefer to take on ideas and challenges that haven't been solved (well) before, ones that require thinking outside of the box and can't necessarily be answered just by throwing some code into a box. I believe that programming is a tool in the developer's arsenal, but should never become the solely wielded hammer that tries to turn every problem into a nail.

Outside of that, I love being outdoors and active, playing sports, hiking, reading any type of literature that makes me think, and spending time with friends and family.


Hillsdale College

Philosophy, Pre-Med

2011 - 2011

Co-working Space

Creative Density

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