Are you ready to become an Archipreneur? Find out which business model is right for you, test your ideas and build a profitable venture.
The Archipreneur Academy covers the following business models:
Learn from other fellow architects and entrepreneurs while they share their stories and advice on how to build a successful business. We interview people who started innovative businesses within the AEC industry. As an Academy Member you get two mentor video interviews per month straight to your inbox.
Find out which business model is right for you. In addition to the monthly video interviews, you receive a detailed case study of each interviewee's business. We break down the entire business model for you and highlight the key skills and resources that are needed.
A key part of the Archipreneur Academy is to connect with like-minded peers from around the world to share, help and learn from each other. Ask your fellow members for solutions to your business problems, get access to a community of fellow entrepreneurs within the AEC industry.
Michael is an architect who operates at the intersection of design and technology. He is the founder of Space Command, a design and technology firm in Middletown, CT.
Michael is also the founder of ArchSmarter, a website dedicated to helping architects work smarter, not harder. His writing on design and technology appears regularly in ArchDaily and ARCHITECT magazine.
Prior to founding his firm in 2012, Michael worked for a number of internationally recognized design firms. As an associate at Gehry Partners in Los Angeles, Michael worked on the New York by Gehry residential tower, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum, and the Joyce Theater in New York City.
Michael received his Bachelor of Architecture from Norwich University in 1995 and his Master of Science in Design and Computation from MIT in 1999.
Steven Burns received his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University.
In 1993, after seven years as an Associate and Senior Designer with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, working in Chicago, London and Berlin, Burns opened his own firm, Burns + Beyerl Architects (BBA).
Four years later, he started working on a software solution for streamlining his own business. He turned this solution into a product, ArchiOffice, which became a commercial success.
Steven then took his management expertise to BQE Software, where he currently enhances their business strategy and product development as Chief Creative Officer.
Gunita Kuļikovska is strategic designer with a background in architecture and urbanism. She is one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” young talents and a TEDxRiga 2016 speaker.
Together with her team, she is developing VIVIDLY; an innovative VR software and one of the first solutions in the world to be able to harness the power of virtual technology and offer a stepping stone for progress in the architecture, urban planning and construction industry.
VIVIDLY will launch its open beta on September 2017 until that you can get hands on becoming closed beta tester right away.
Ryan King is the founder of CoinCraft, a project management solution for architects.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Architecture from RMIT University in Melbourne, and studied Engineering at the University of Newcastle.
Like many entrepreneurs Ryan’s experience stretches across a variety of professional fields; from engineering to architecture, graphic design and web design to programming.
He handles a bit of everything in Coincraft, overseeing business strategy, product management and branding.
Robert Yuen is an entrepreneur, strategist, and architectural designer. He received his M.Arch and MSc. in Digital Technologies from the University of Michigan.
He is now Partner at Dixon & Moe, Co-Founder of Section Cut and Co-Founder of monograph.io.
Robert’s key mission is to elevate the AEC industry by developing and designing specific software applications for architects, engineers and designers.
With domain knowledge and expertise in marketing, strategy, and architecture, his interests are in consulting on real world problems and in taking digital ideas from end to end.
Declan is a founding member of Placetailor, and is a current owner as well. As the strategic director, he keeps the company in order and oversees all of Placetailor’s projects.
If you are interested in Placetailor helping you with a project, Declan would be the guy to talk to. Declan is LEED AP, a certified passive house consultant, and like everyone at Placetailor, he is a designer as well as a builder.