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Anna Stoll
ILT Academy
Nick Tietz
ILT Academy, Co-Founder & CEO

Nick Tietz has spent the last 15 years working as a serial entrepreneur, innovator, technologist, user experience designer, business and technology consultant. Nick has designed more than 100 apps, crafted the strategy to help redefine the public education experience at Minneapolis Public Schools, and led multiple innovation efforts at Life Time Fitness to improve the employee experience and define the health club of the future as the Director of Innovation. Most recently Nick was the Co-Founder of Vitals Aware Services and launched a new technology service to help people with visible and invisible disabilities communicate with First Responders (Law Enforcement, Fire and EMT). 

Additionally, He has spent the past decade donating his time and creative services at multiple non-profits including The Nairobi Leadership Foundation, The Uganda Leadership Foundation, PACER Center, where he has served on their Marketing Advisory Board, producing communication videos and helping with the production of their annual benefit. Nick has also served on the board for Playworks Minnesota, Alternatives-A program for inner city youth, StudiOne Eighty at Urban Ventures and both Totino-Grace High School and St. Vincent DePaul School advisory boards. 

Nick is very passionate about helping others become the best version of themselves. Currently Nick is Co-Founder and CEO of ILT Studios and is focused on supporting innovators and entrepreneurs to building idea companies that changes people’s lives, so profoundly they can’t imagine living any other way.


The ILT Academy delivers extensive educational experiences to cultivate problem solvers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. We empower problem solvers and innovators to rethink and redesign problems, solutions, customers, and context. We equip entrepreneurs with the skills needed to commercialize ideas, develop successful ventures, and create high-growth businesses.