Hi, I am Dan Donohue.

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Dan

About Me

Learning never ends. I love pushing myself both mentally and physically to actively pursue and achieve life goals. Technology and startups are my passion, nutrition and fitness are my backbone. By balancing my professional life and personal interests, I hope to one day co-found an unbelievable company.

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Professional

Proud employee of the digital media company OwnerIQ.
Graduate of Boston College and the Startup Institute of Boston.

Web Design & Dev

Proficient in HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, and limited JS. Experienced working with Wordpress hosted websites.

Marketing

Specialize in SEO, user engagement through analytics, database management, and developing business strategies.

Startups

Member of the Boston startup community as an employee of OwnerIQ. Graduate of the Startup Institute, and winner of the Boston College Venture Competition.

Experience

These are a few of my top professional and personal experiences over the past several years.
For a more in depth look, check out my LinkedIn and social accounts in the footer link.

Boston College

Carroll School
of Management

I graduated from the Carroll School of Management with a Bachelors degree in General Management and Marketing. I also took several classes within the Computer Science department to supplement my degree with technical experience. A few of the classes were Web Design, Web Development with PHP, Visual Basic 101, and Intro to Databases (SQL).

As a freshman at Boston College, I applied and was accepted into the Emerging Leaders Program [ELP]. "ELP is a one-year leadership development program for a select group of 50 first-year students. It is designed to enhance leadership skills and potential; foster interpersonal, social, ethical and moral development; and instill an attitude of social awareness and responsibility."

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Venture Competition

Boston College

My journey into the world of entrepreneurship, venture capitalists, and startups, began my good friend and BC classmate, Tom Coburn, and his roommate Jeb Thomas. We heard about the Boston College Venture Competition and were determined to start a company and win. Our first attempt was called "Solo Pap", a woman's product being developed by a doctor in Florida and my aunt. After a few months of attempting to convince the Nursing School to allow us, a few freshman guys, to run self-pap smear tests on college students... we hit a brick wall and decided to re-evaluate our approach.

Between the three of us, we had TONS of ideas, but at the time, none were as good as Additupp. Tommy came up with the simple concept when he was watching a Hulu video. What if every time you saw an online ad, there was a small related question attached, and each time you answered correctly, you were paid? That was the core of Additupp. Our sophomore year we took the idea by storm. Partnered with a programmer, reached out to advisors, developed a business plan, and entered the BCVC. We pitched our idea to a panel of Venture Capitalists, and ended up tying for first place, winning $6,500 in funding.

After BCVC, continued working on our venture. We further developed the website and were later accepted into the Summer@Highland program ran by Highland Capital partners. Through this program, we were given $15,000 in funding from Highland Capital and were introduced to high level VC's, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and many more amazing people. Towards the end of the program, I took my leave from Additupp to pursue other ventures, like Campus Gamer, which made it to the semi-final pitches at the BCVC two years later.

Additupp is now spearheaded by the only remaining founder, Tom Coburn, under the new name 'Jebbit'. They are now revolutionizing online ad-tech with the process called "cost-per-correct-answer". Click here to learn more.

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Startup Institute

Technical Marketing

"The 8-Week Core Program is a full-time experience designed to accelerate your career trajectory by developing the mindset, network, and skills to ensure you find and succeed in a job at a startup. Featuring practitioner-led instruction and hands-on curriculum, it ensures you understand both the cultural and technical skills required of your career path."

I attended the Technical Marketing track of the Startup Institute program for entrepreneurs, based in Kendall Square, Cambridge MA. We utilized many skills relevant to top level marketers of today, such as SEO, user engagement through analytics, SQL, community management, branding and positioning.

One of my favorite events at the Startup Institute was a 24 hour idea hack for the Possible Project, a youth entrepreneurship center, where my group pulled an all-nighter to determine the best way to brand and position the Possible Project.

This is a website I designed and pitched for the presentation the next day.

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OwnerIQ

Content Manager

As an employee of OwnerIQ I work with a small team to manage OIQ's owned and operated website ManualsOnline.com.

A few of my core responsibilities are to manage web content via MySQL database queries, update the design of ManualsOnline.com utilizing HTML/CSS and existing php code, and work closely with crowdsourcing and e-commerce partners to update and maintain content.

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Competitive Races

USA

Spartan Race - Boston, MA

Spartan Sprints are muddy 3+ MILES / 15+ OBSTACLES course races. The challenging sprint races are a great way to get off your couch and start living. Beginners to hardcore warriors, and marathon runners alike come out to test themselves on the insane obstacles! This 5k race is comprised of mud runs, obstacles, trail racing, physical challenges and mental challenges all in a 3+ race.

Tough Mudder - Mt. Snow, VT

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course challenges designed to test your all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With the most innovative obstacles and over one million participants globally to date, Tough Mudder is the premier obstacle course series in the world.

Boston's Run to Remember - Boston, MA

Honor Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty by celebrating their lives and giving back to the community.

Cambridge Spring Classic - Cambridge, MA

Road race (5k) in Cambridge, MA hosted by the Agard Pub and Jack's Abby brewery.

Warrior Dash - Amesbury, MA

A 5k warm up for the Tough Mudder and Spartan races.

Heartbreak Hill Festival - Chestnut Hill, MA

Ran the 5k starting at Boston College, circling around the Rez, and back up to Boston College.

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Mixed Martial Arts

Team Florian

After two years of training and recovering from a shoulder dislocation, I took a rigorous Blue Belt Exam in October of 2012 and passed, earning my belt under professors Keith and Kenny Florian. I have also competed in several Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling tournaments in gi and no-gi brackets.

I am still member of Team Florian, and highly recommend joining our gym if you are looking for an amazing physical and mental challenge. If anyone reading this is interested in training MMA, feel free to reach out. I can introduce you to a gym full of quality professors and friendly personalities.

Florian Martials Arts Center
6 Webster Street
Brookline, MA

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