Andrew is a successful entrepreneur with experience in Domain Name Investing & Development, all facets of Digital Marketing and Custom Bobbleheads (yes, bobbleheads!). In both 2007 & 2008 the leading full-service digital company he founded was listed on the INC List of Fastest Growing Companies in the US. Thereafter Andrew successfully sold the business in 2007 to private investors and again in 2011 to a public company.
In 2012, Andrew founded Angel Dough Ventures, which is a seed fund and startup accelerator for new business ideas and opportunities that are identified, internally developed, and launched as new products & services. Angel Dough Ventures presently has more than a dozen Portfolio companies including AllBobbleheads.com (the world's largest custom bobblehead retailer), eGifter, LaunchPad, CharityWait, SmartLine App, ThermoLift, BSafe Electrix, & more. In 2015, Angel Dough Ventures made the Inc. List of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. Ranking #72
Having a very strong passion for startups, early stage ventures and working with fellow entrepreneurs, Andrew founded and is the CEO of LaunchPad, which are collaborative co-working spaces and incubators with direct access to resources and capital. In less than three years, LaunchPad is home to 55+ companies with locations in Mineola; Huntington; Great Neck, NYIT in Old Westbury and on campus at Stony Brook University.
Andrew is also Of Counsel at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek where he is active in the Corporate & Securities group as well as the Digital Media group. Andrew is the Vice Chairman of the Long Island Angel Network, on the advisory Board of BDS Capital, a Board member at LISTnet, rockCANroll.org, the Digital Advisory Board at St Jude Hospital and the Executive Committee of the Eric Trump Foundation.
In 2014, Andrew was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame as its Entrepreneur of the Year.
Andrew Hazen often serves as a keynote speaker at internet marketing seminars and is the author of many published articles for varying trade magazines and marketing newsletters. Andrew Hazen has given more than 300 presentations and seminars and has worked with over 700 companies worldwide. His presentations are fast-moving, informative, enjoyable and entertaining. Andrew Hazen has a wonderful ability to customize each talk for his particular audience and presents his ideas and strategies with a rare combination of facts, humor, insight and practical concepts that audience members can apply immediately to get better results.
His book Search Engine Optimization - Plain & Simple gives insight on how to use search engines and utilize Search Engine Optimization.
Andrew Hazen has a B.A. from the State University of New York College at Oswego and a J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
"Thank you for the incredibly thorough and enlightening presentation you did with our Executive Leadership Institute. Our directors left the session with a toolbox of tangible ideas and motivation to make immediate changes to their marketing strategic plans. Your ability to share this complex information in a clear and passionate way is very appreciated!"
“Andrew is one passionate, down-to-earth human being busy being human. He is entertaining, playful and fun and he delivers more valuable content than can actually be absorbed, leaving you wanting more. He is authentic, bright and a knowledge leader in and outside of his field. “
"Andrew is a rare breed of business leader who senses opportunity where others don't and knows how to quickly convert that opportunity into reality, a successful growing business. He is creative, thinking of many new business ideas, yet pratical, having the detailed knolwedge to make a new business work. He is someone who is also trustworthy with a high sense of integrity, someone good to do business with."
“Andrew has become one of the top LI leaders on Long Island and is 1 of my 2 people to bounce things off. He is recognized not only for his hard work and, business ethics, but as a skilled professional who will give you his true opinion, which is always spot on! Long Island is fortunate to have him, but his reach goes way beyond our region."