$15,001 to $25,000
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SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS   Click Here for Detailed Description

  • The New Talent Pact: Reinventing the Employer-Employee Compact In An Entrepreneurial Age
  • The Start-Up of You: A Blueprint for Thriving in Today’s Challenging World of Work
  • Life Entrepreneurship for Students: Inspiring Students to Live an Entrepreneurial Life


Entrepreneurship | Generations and Demographics | Social Media | Author | Personal Development | Creativity | Innovation


            Ben Casnocha is an award winning entrepreneur and author from Silicon Valley. 
He is coauthor, with LinkedIn chairman Reid Hoffman, with the career strategy book The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career.  He is also author of the book My Start-Up Life: What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley, which The New York Times called "precocious, informative, and entertaining."  He has written for Newsweek, the American Enterprise Institute, and the U.S. State Department.

            In addition to his writing, Mr. Casnocha is a technology entrepreneur. He founded Comcate, Inc., a leading e-government software company, at age 14. He wrote a book about his experience titled My Start-Up Life. PoliticsOnline named him one of the "25 most influential people in the world of internet and politics." He also incubates and advises internet entrepreneurs at Wasabi Ventures. BusinessWeek named Ben "one of America's top young entrepreneurs." And dozens of outlets have covered his work including CNN, Charlie Rose, and The Economist.

            Finally, Ben Casnocha is an accomplished world traveler and speaker. He has spoken to tens of thousands of people around the world. He’s traversed alleyways in Morocco, deserts in northern Chile, and busy city streets in China to lead inspiring conversations about entrepreneurship, careers, and the future of work.

BOOKS    Search For A Book

  • The New People Pact (2013)
  • The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career (2012)
  • My Start-Up Life: What a (Very) Young CEO Learned On His Journey Through Silicon Valley (2007)

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Ben’s presentation was fantastic – concise, easy-to-understand, simple yet thought-provoking, inspirational, and engaging – full of interesting quotes and anecdotes. I truly loved his energy and enthusiasm! – Jing Chen, The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania

I highly recommend Ben to any organization looking for a well prepared and thought-provoking speaker to share fresh insights on how to treat their career path as a start-up company. His presentation was exactly what our audience needed to hear. To conclude his address, he provided insightful answers to some tough questions asked in the audience Q&A period. Ben also brought a comfortable yet high-energy style to the discussing to keep us all engaged throughout the presentation. — Eric Olson, Vice President, Education Strategies, National Retail Federation