George Berkowski author of How to Build a Billion Dollar App

George Berkowski author of How to Build a Billion Dollar App

George Berkowski is an entrepreneur who has built businesses in manned space flight, online dating, transportation and mobile apps. His new venture is ~ a deep learning AI startup that provides a powerful SDK that allows any app or website to incorporate Snapchat-like masks, lenses, filters and special effects in a matter of minutes.

The MRRMRR app is built on technology and has been featured over 120 times in over 50 countries by the Apple Store. You can try it here.

He is one of the minds behind the internationally successful taxi hailing app Hailo where he led the product team and launched the app in 13 cities and helped drive the first $150 million in revenue. Hailo was acquired by Daimler in mid 2016.

George studied rocket science and economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and business at the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris. He was Chairman of MIT’s Enterprise Forum in the UK and is heavily involved in the UK and US startup scenes. George now divides his time between London and Silicon Valley.

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Some of the articles in the press …

Check out my TED talkHow to Build a Billion Dollar app

The Telegraph (VIDEO) Six Tips About How to Build a Billion Dollar App

FHMApps are All Things to All Men

TheBookSellerFutureBook Conference Keynote Q & A with George Berkowski

TechCityInsiderA Smart and a Dumb Way to Raise Money

WIRED MagazineHow to Build a World Beating App

Evening StandardIncrease your App-titude (and how to build the next Snapchat or Instagram)

The Entrepreneurs LibraryPodcast about the Book ‘How to Build a Billion Dollar App’

RTE RadioThe Business Programme [How to Build a Billion Dollar App]

Yahoo – Five rules to help you make the next billion-dollar app (hint: think simple)

Virgin StartupsThe Power of Making Your Business Truly Different

Bookomi – 3 Things About the Business of Billion Dollar Apps

Evening StandardIt’s All Geek to Me: New US Satire Silicon Valley is Coming to Our TV Screens

Mind the Product ConferenceHow to Build a Billion Dollar App (video)

TechCityInsiderHAILO All Set for Business Growth (Video)

AppsWorldDiscover the Future of Multi-Platform Apps