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Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave is the president of Nightclub 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 luminary in the business world, with a diverse portfolio of achievements that underscore his expertise as an accomplished entrepreneur.

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

Dave’s acclaimed book, “Start At The End,” published by Wiley, has made significant waves in the business community by offering strategies to expedite business growth, quickly earning its place as a best-seller and cementing Dave’s reputation as a foremost expert in his field.

In addition to his contributions to literature, Dave has demonstrated his entrepreneurial prowess by founding and successfully exiting multiple ventures. His entrepreneurial ventures span from Emerge Juice and Nutrition Systems, a leading entity in the health sector, to Shoutmouth, an innovative social media network tailored for music enthusiasts. Dave also oversaw Z Reporter LLC, which managed an extensive portfolio of over 3,000 specialized information websites, and founded TopPayingKeywords, a company renowned for its expertise in Search Engine Marketing & Optimization.

Dave Lavinsky is a go-to source of inspiration and guidance for entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the complexities of business, offering his deep insights and entrepreneurial spirit as invaluable resources for success. His impact on the business landscape is truly significant.