Managing Director, DreamIt Ventures

Patrick is the Managing Director for DreamIt Ventures. Outside of DreamIt,Patrick is an entrepreneurship lecturer in the Wharton School of Business and a mentor in the school’s Venture Initiation Program.  Over the past decade, he has built or helped to build a variety of well-known startups.  He has also helped to build a variety of now defunct lesser known startups.

Patrick is the creator, co-founder and former President of Recyclebank which rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from thousands of local and national businesses.  Recyclebank was listed as one of Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies and was rated as the top Venture-backed Clean-tech Company by the Wall Street Journal.  Patrick is also the former CEO of Nanny Caddy, the vending machine for parents on the go (SeaWorld, Legoland, Philadelphia International Airport, etc.).

Mr. FitzGerald was once upon a time an attorney, receiving his J.D. from Fordham University and his B.A from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the father of three young boys and thus, rarely needs to exercise.