Drew Chontow
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Drew Chontow

Drew Chontow spent 20 years as a top real estate broker in NYC. In 2013 he joined fast growing start-up Ribbon Labs as a product manager. Most recently Drew realized his longtime goal and Co-Founded Healthiest, Inc.an alternative medicine platform.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/drew-chontow/12/280/5b2
San Francisco CA 94102, California, United States
Member since August 10, 2015
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1996 Union College , BA , Political Science

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

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Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

As managing Director Drew Chontow successfully grew Kurland realty from 5 dedicated agents to well over 100. He was awarded the "Gold circle" Real Estate Award in 2009 and 2011.

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Ribbon Labs, empoweredsustenance.com, farmfreshtoyou, noblecarriage.com

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The most rewarding is seeing your vision and dream become a reality. The most frustrating is the naysayers along the way.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Not testing their assumptions early and at every stage.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Build, Measure, Learn

Full bio

Drew Chontow spent 20 years climbing the ranks of NYC real estate.  As the managing Director of Kurland Realty (Now Spire Group) he guided their expansion from a  team of 5 dedicated agents to well over 100.  

In 2007 it was time for a new challenge and Drew founded City Property Group a boutique real estate firm specializing in clients with unique real estate demands.  Many of his clients included high profile musicians and actors.  

When not spending time with clients Drew was a senior booking agent for NYC gigs and Founder of Ya Heard ,a live music production company.   In 2013 Drew joined fast growing start-up Ribbon Labs as a product manager.  

Most recently Drew was fortunate enough to follow is passion and study holistic healing at Jag Therapy in Mysore, India.Outside of the office Drew can be found studying alternative medicine, lecturing his friends about alternative medicine, devouring live music, traveling anywhere, watching films, and playing pick-up basketball.    Ask Drew about his time spent studying Aryuvedic healing at Jag Therapy in Mysore, India.