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Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave is the president of App Mavericks. He is also the co-founder of Growthink, a consulting and publishing company with a track record of empowering over 1 million entrepreneurs and business owners. Dave has the expertise to help you start, grow, and sell your company.


Business Plans, Business Consulting, Capital Raising, New Venture Development, Investment Banking, Business Metrics, Sales & Marketing.

Years of Experience:

Dave has over 25 years experience starting and growing companies.


  • BS, Commerce from the University of Virginia
  • MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA

Books Published:


Dave Lavinsky is recognized as a prominent figure in the business world, with a diverse array of achievements in multiple industries, marking him as a seasoned entrepreneur.

His passion for education and imparting wisdom shines through in his captivating guest lectures at prestigious universities. Dave has crafted over 500 comprehensive business plans, significantly contributing to the growth of emerging entrepreneurs and established companies alike. He has also shared his wealth of knowledge through writing numerous articles on entrepreneurship, consulting, and obtaining financing.

One of Dave’s standout accomplishments is his acclaimed book, “Start At The End,” published by Wiley. This publication has been a game-changer in driving business growth and swiftly secured its place as a bestseller, further establishing Dave as a leading expert in his domain.

Dave’s entrepreneurial journey includes founding and successfully exiting several ventures. Notably, he launched Emerge Juice and Nutrition Systems, a leading entity in the health and wellness industry, and Shoutmouth, an innovative social media network tailored for music enthusiasts. Additionally, Dave oversaw Z Reporter LLC, which owned an extensive portfolio of over 3,000 specialized information websites. He is also the brains behind TopPayingKeywords, a respected company in the realm of Search Engine Marketing & Optimization.

Dave Lavinsky is a go-to source of inspiration and guidance for entrepreneurs seeking to navigate their way to success, thanks to his deep-rooted experience and entrepreneurial spirit. His impact on the business landscape is truly significant.