Peter Sinkevich

About Me

Peter Sinkevich is a career serial entrepreneur, mentor, formal advisor, angel investor and public speaker, born from a multi-million dollar exit in his early 20’s before the dot com boom of the nineties.  He has played a role in more than one hundred entrepreneurial ventures across 17 different market verticals over the last three decades. Approximately seventy of those startups he served as a formal advisor to and guided roughly half of them to merger, exit or acquisition.  He was an equity partner and leader in a dozen more of which produced nine failures but three exits totaling more than $100 million dollars, the most recent bought by TransUnion.  Peter currently sits on the Board of Advisor panels of a half dozen New York City startups, including KeySupreme, a startup that promises to solve the global data breach epidemic. Peter is the Greenwich Director of Startup Grind, a Google For Entrepreneurs community and the world’s largest independent entrepreneurial organization with more than 200 cities in 80 countries currently, advises the Family Office Association on entrepreneurship, formerly a Mentor for Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, the largest entrepreneurial accelerator in New York City, a Mentor at Defy Ventures, a non-profit entrepreneurial, employment and character training blended online program for people with criminal histories with a historical success record of 3% recidivism, and is very visible and active in building the New York City and Connecticut entrepreneurial and investor ecosystems. Peter speaks around the country on all topics related to entrepreneurship most recently at the prestigious New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate with upcoming speaking engagements with both Princeton and Cornell Universities.  He is also known to play a role in several startup competitions as a Judge, most notably the TechStars Startup Weekend held at the Yale School of Management. Recently Peter also launched the Startup Theory podcast on iTunes, inviting notable guests to dialog on topics rarely discussed or of high interest around entrepreneurship. He has authored several publications, presentations and a patent application. As a Fairfield County native with a long standing history in New York City, Peter is uniquely positioned to assist rapidly growing startups in the New York City and Connecticut regions.

My blog posts

Startup Grind Greenwich: Build connections, not contacts

Building a business from the ground up on your own can be a daunting task and a lonely process, and, if you're a solopreneur, that's doubly true. Rather than to go through the arduous process of finding a co-founder or business partner, consider seeking a community of like-minded individuals. Tapping into a strong support network can provide a significant boost as your business grows and transitions. The question is where do you find a group of connections, not just contacts?

David Tait Talks About Richard Branson, Queen Elizabeth II and Entrepreneurship with Startup Grind Greenwich

If you ever meet or get to know David Tait, you realize quickly he is very astute and comes with a good dose of tongue-in-cheek humor.  With responses like, "David Tait was an excellent guest.  The setting was great.  The format was terrific and Lorca's catered treats were delicious.  Nicely done!" I am extremely proud to be the Greenwich Chapter Director for Startup Grind and I could not have asked for a better response to an already wonderful inaugural event in every respect. That is largely in part due to David being a superb and engaging speaker but also due to the flawless execution of the Startup Grind Greenwich team.

My discussions