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Daniel Hawthorn

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder of eduschedu and Director of Engineering at Originate. I love people, technology, and where they intersect.

Founder of eduschedu and Director of Engineering at Originate. I love people, technology, and where they intersect.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Back End Engineering
  • Front End Engineering
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Product
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

eduschedu

Advisor

Vator.tv

Positions

Director of Engineering Originate August 2012 - present
Founder eduschedu January 2010 - present
Systems Architect and Project Manager Cyrus-XP Inc - A Pennsylvania B Corporation October 2010 - January 2012
Technology Consultant The Shipley School April 2009 - May 2011
Upper School Math Teacher, Athletics Coach The Shipley School August 2005 - June 2010
IT Consultant Holmes and Associates May 2001 - May 2004

Education

University of Maryland College Park Computer Science 2000 - 2004

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Saas • Linux • Programming • Ruby on Rails • PostgreSQL

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I'm relentless about practicality. I love experiments but dislike preventable mistakes - there are a lot of ways to execute a product build for tremendous success, but far more pitfalls along that road. Knowing how to compromise is a critical mark of the successful entrepreneur.

Great products result from a combination of continuous experimentation and iteratively more complex realizations of concepts as more is learned about their target market. 'Doing engineering' in a way that maximizes learning while minimizing future rework is challenging, and I've learned by doing. Hopefully I can make that experience beneficial to others as a technology advisor.

Generally I advise teams with active projects in an informal basis as needed, but can step in to a more active role on projects from time to time. I'm always happy to chat.

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Ryan Koonce
We worked together  •  Analytics and Product guru, Founder SaaS Management; Managing Director, Roaring Bull Studios. Michigan State grad.
Daniel has a keen knack for getting to the root of a complex technical problem quickly, and articulating it in a way that any one in the org ... anization can understand.
Tyler Buck
We worked together  •  Executive in Residence, Originate and Founder and Managing Partner, W.P. Henry. University of Arizona grad.
He provides great guidance and leadership while keeping everyone around him motivated and driven to succeed.
Rahul Chhabria
We worked together  •  Product Manager, FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary and Co-Founder, eduschedu.
Daniel would be a great advisor because he's a seasoned entrepreneur and has scaled large engineering efforts spanning multiple verticals.
Evan Coughenour
They're my friends  •  Consultant, Bellwether Education Partners. Previously MBA Candidate, Class of 2014, University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Tremendous ability to bridge between technical and interpersonal challenges; strong experience; impeccable character/integrity; creative and ... fun to work with.
Nate Davis
They're my friends  •  Freelance Senior Copywriter, Hero Digital, LLC. Previously Copywriter & editor, Freelance.
First of all, Daniel still writes code himself so he understands the details of how projects get done and can talk to developers with the kn ... ow-how that only comes from experience in the trenches. But as a manager with 15+ on his team, he also knows how to motivate a team, and think about ways to maximize productivity and improve process--key ingredients for building a successful, sustainable organization. And as a startup veteran himself, he's been through the pitching/funding gauntlet and has lots of hard-earned wisdom to pass on. Finally, he has deep integrity--the kind of guy you can trust with a business, and with a friendship. I couldn't recommend him more highly.

Payton Miller
We worked together  •  Product Manager, Originate. Previously Growth at SpoonRocket
Payton is an outstanding product lead. He has the perfect blend of data-driven instinct, design smarts, and engineering savvy I look for in ... the role that allows him to manage and drive a cross-functional team. His easy-going and collaborative attitude (and his thoughtful approach to problem solving) are the icing on the cake and make him easy and fun to work with. I highly recommend him.

Yasi Chehroudi
Product Manager / Quality Manager, Originate and Education and Research Consultant, Consultant. University of California, Los Angeles grad.
Yasi has the rare combination of passion, thoughtfulness, clarity and drive that allows her not only to conceive and articulate a plan of ac ... tion but also see it through. Approachable and at the same time piercingly perceptive, she can take complex ideas and reduce them to managable strategies, and coach any team through a complex product development process. I highly recommend her.

Ryan Koonce
We worked together  •  Analytics and Product guru, Founder SaaS Management; Managing Director, Roaring Bull Studios. Michigan State grad.
Ryan has an astonishing array of experience across numerous industry verticals and has a finely-developed knack for understanding what will ... make just about any internet business successful. He's an outstanding entrepreneur and can execute with a precision and tenacity, and has a rare combination of technical understanding and business acumen. I've worked with him on numerous projects and have consistently been impressed not only with his insight into challenging situations and ability to articulate a path forward, but also his ability to actually execute on this plan to success.