Education, Mentorship, and Training


Otto teaches the power of great startup storytelling across the entrepreneurship community.

Accelerators & Incubators

Otto is a sought-after advisor, mentor, and speaker at some of the country’s top incubators and accelerators. These include:

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The Otto Awards

Distilling a company’s story to its most powerful essence and telling it creatively is a startup superpower. The Otto Awards reward the best while providing a growing library of free resources to help all entrepreneurs improve their game. This industry initiative features a judge panel of top investors, entrepreneurs, and communications professionals, along with an amazing group of sponsors, to recognize and reward the startups representing the pinnacle of the craft.



Otto teaches entrepreneurial communications at the graduate level at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and Communications. His popular course “Communication Strategies for Innovators and Entrepreneurs” regularly features guest speakers from across the startup industry.


Otto’s webinars are regularly some of the highest-rated programming to startup communities. Popular topics include:

  • Conquering Startup Communications & PR
  • Let’s Talk About Your Pitch Deck
  • Startup Website Teardown (and build-back-up)

Interested in working with Otto for your startup community?