Austin S. Dean

Grand Rapids, MI

I live and work in beautiful Grand Rapids, MI where I spend most of my time working with early stage start-ups.

I've co-founded three companies, the most recent being an events and media partnership called Failure:Lab, and a cloud based network named Collective Metrics.

i have a BBA and MBA in Finance, resulting in an aggravating amount of debt. My Goodreads profile would tell the tale of a frequent traveler, millennial, conspiracy theorist, with a taste for biographical history.

My tiny apartment is shared with an admirable roommate, Paul Sapp, who provides intelligent morning conversations. You can find me with my girlfriend Tori walking the trails and beaches of West Michigan.

Surrounded by snow for most of the year, I finds inspiration from genuine people, good scotch and a trek on cross country skis. My interests range from camping in the great outdoors, to single bingo with the community's seniors.

  • Work
    • GR Current
  • Education
    • BBA, MBA