Aug. 30, 2021

Episode 16 - Diligence Is A Two Way Street with Dylan Itzikowitz

Episode 16 - Diligence Is A Two Way Street with Dylan Itzikowitz

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We're really excited to be bringing to you today the first episode of a three-part conversation with Dylan Itzikowitz (@ditzikow). As always, if you've got any questions, feedback, guest ideas, or just want to say hey, don't hesitate to shoot us a message at podcast@goingvc.com!

Episode Chapters:

  1. Introduction — 0:00
  2. Dylan’s (Canadian) Origin Story— 1:17
  3. Putting On The Founder Hat — 8:56
  4. Levelling Up (How Does One Even Do It?) — 12:26
  5. Day In The Life At Expa — 18:23
  6. Picking An Accelerator, Diligence Is A Two Way Street — 24:09
  7. Looking To The Future & Closing Thoughts — 29:26

Dylan Itzikowitz

Associate at Expa

Dylan is an associate at Expa. Before joining Expa, he was an associate at Founders Factory — an active, early-stage investor in London. While at Founders Factory, he led investments for their media and travel programs, all while working closely in partnership with The Guardian Media Group and EasyJet. On the side, he also co-founded an award-winning nonprofit, The Forward Movement, which works in Canada to promote accessibility and inclusion for people with different abilities.He's most passionate about identifying entrepreneurs who are at the earliest stages of their startup journey and helping them realize their vision.