• Accelerate's Mission: 100,000 Graduates in 10 Years

    "A diverse workforce is good for business and good for the world." - Sam Altman

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  • What is Accelerate?

    Vertically Integrated Solution to Empowering Top Tech Talent

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  • The Accelerate Team

    Professionals with years of industry experience. Dedicated to exceptional educational outcomes.

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    Lavine K. Helmani

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Lavine is passionate about eliminating the financial barrier between education and opportunity for motivated learners to unleash their potential. Prior to Accelerate, Lavine co-founded FLYR and worked with deep learning start-up Thread Genius. Lavine began his career in investment banking in NYC at Lazard M&A and held roles at the following funds: Atlas, Marwar Capital and Union Park Capital.

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    Eric Byron

    Chief Strategy Officer & DevOps Lead

    Eric has 25+ years of business and leadership experience in Information Systems and Technology. He is a consultant and Agile Coach, specializing in DevOps for Digital Media and Interactive Entertainment. Eric has ~10 years of experience working in the video game industry. He has been living and working in Asia for 5 years and has extensive experience working for and with large multinational companies like Disney and Electronic Arts.

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    Leo Chiu

    Advisory Board

    Leo is a hands-on practitioner and a tech savvy entrepreneur. After starting his career at Morgan Stanley, Leo was a core contributor to several big data and artificial intelligence start-ups. The last 4 start-ups lead to a successful IPO or M&A with a combined market valuation of over US$1B. Leo holds a M.S. degree in Management Science and Technology from Stanford. Leo is actively advancing innovation driven entrepreneurship via mentorship programs.

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    Sam Lang

    Advisory Board

    Sam is a San Fransisco based serial entrepreneur with years of rich start-up experience in multiple verticals including artificial intelligence, logistics and social networking. Previously, Sam was Managing Director at Rocket Internet. Sam shares his expertise on growth strategy, building teams, scalability and educational outcomes.

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    Gordon Lau

    Web Dev Lead Instructor

    Gordon was a Senior Software Engineer at Kuehne + Nagel with 5+ years industry experience. He manages the "We Are HK Developers" community for streamlining tech insights and has founded a chat classroom with 3000+ users on launch date alone. Gordon is an avid languages and travel enthusiast. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from CUHK.

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    Thilo Roth

    Web Dev Assistant Instructor

    Thilo is driven by a strong interest in new technologies. He has been involved in online entrepreneurship from the age of 14 onwards. Those experiences lead him to the conclusion there is no way to escape learning to code these days. Having attended a coding bootcamp himself he is well aware of the needs students face. He holds a B.A. in Business & Economics from Zeppelin University, Germany

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    April Yu

    Product Management Lead Instructor

    April has 5 years of product management experience in mobile payment and e-commerce. She co-founded MPayMe which was sold to Powa at $75 million in 2014; now she is working in her 3rd startup on machine learning. She is passionate on helping startups find their unique proposition; build a great team and create existing products and services

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    Ricky Lau

    Data Science & Machine Learning Lead Instructor

    Ricky Lau is Data scientist and Fintech enthusiast with 15+ years experience, who specializes in big data analytics, machine learning and data visualizations. He endeavors to drive business intelligence, quantitative modeling, and management reporting from the technical technology end which includes enterprise data warehouse, algorithmic solutions and artificial intelligent.

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    Miguel Azuaje

    Data Science & Machine Learning Lead Instructor

    Miguel works with startups to bring AI technologies into their services and products. Miguel's work apply's data science and machine learning to value chains and involves research teams, on fields such as Digital Signal Processing, Natural Language Processing, IoT and Deep Learning. He designs and builds computer vision solutions, real-time applications, hardware prototype control systems and Machine Learning Models.

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    Patrick Leung

    Data Science & Machine Learning Lead Instructor

    Patrick enjoys solving problems with statistics & machine learning. He is currently a data scientist at a machine learning startup. He specialises in quantitative modelling, text classification and data visualisation. Prior to that, he was a quantitative modeler for 4+ years in the sports trading industry, where he designed and developed predictive models and automated trading tools. Patrick firmly believes in the potential of data science to profoundly impact the world.

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    Resham Hemlani

    Marketing & Events Lead

    Born and brought up in Hong Kong, Resham founded her first education start-up at 16 and has organised several successful marketing/fundraising initiatives for 10+ NGO's in HK & London. She graduated from Queen Mary, University of London and lead a psychology research project at Kings College, University of Cambridge. Resham is extremely passionate about community involvement and education.

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    Bryan Vaz

    Digital Transformation Advisory

    Bryan Vaz is Managing Director for IMIT Advisory, Asia’s first alternative advisory firm. A former management consultant, Bryan founded IMIT as a platform for growth-oriented organizations to accelerate their strategic projects using templates and detailed project methodologies.

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    Xavier Schillinger

    Growth Hacking Lead Instructor

    Xavier specializes in online traffic acquisition and online performance. He is now the CMO at Clickful, a HK startup that specializes in Online Advertising for Small Businesses. Xavier graduated from ESG School, Paris in Digital Marketing and has also studied Entrepreneurship at UCLA. Prior to Clickful, Xavier was the Campaign Manager at Awlogy, a media tech company in San Diego.

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    Duane Harrison

    UX/UI Lead Instructor

    Duane is an Assistant Manager for UX/UI design at Cathay Pacific. He has experience in transportation startups, previously at Citymapper, a London startup who have raised $40 million Series B funding. Duane is a Product Designer by training and loves to travel, having had design experience in startups to large companies in 6 different countries.

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    Allen Wyma

    Web Dev Lead Instructor

    Allen is an ASP Platform Engineer at Imagine Software. His teaching background includes General Assembly, CareerFoundry and HackHands. Originally from Chicago, Allen has spent 6 years in Asia including 3.5 years in Shanghai building web, mobile apps, and ERP software. Allen endlessly looks to automate processes so minds can be used for thinking out new processes.

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