Ben Casnocha
Ben Casnocha

Ben Casnocha

Best Selling Author and Tech Entrepreneur

Speaking Topics

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  • Entrepreneurship
  • Employee Retention
  • Career Development
  • Human Resources
  • Intergenerational Issues

Travels From

  • CA

Speaker's Fee Range

  • $10,000 - $20,000

Ben Casnocha

Ben Casnocha's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur and author from Silicon Valley. He is co-author with LinkedIn founder/chairman Reid Hoffman of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career. He is also co-author of  The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age based on his article in Harvard Business Review entitled Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact. Ben has separately written for Newsweek, the American Enterprise Institute, NPR's Marketplace and the U.S. State Department.

Ben did a really good job. Was engaged and had superb energy. He has also has excellent insights and his message really resonated with the group audience – and with me personally!

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In addition to his writing, Ben 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.

More About Speaker, Ben Casnocha . . .
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.

Suggested Keynote Programs
  • The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Network Age
  • The Start-Up of You:
  • Life Entrepreneurship for Students:
What People Are Saying

"Ben was the keynote for our recent global customer conference.  He did a phenomenal job of aligning his message to the theme of our event, and he exceeded our expectations for engaging the audience during the session and afterwards, at a book signing.  Ben is authentic, approachable and a great collaborator."

- Infogix

"GE is competing in its third century. The key to sustained performance is developing competitive leaders in every era. The Alliance captures the essence of modern talent development: trust and mutual value creation helps both employer and employee compete in the marketplace. The authors lay out a framework that helps big companies as well as startups develop their people more effectively, while creating a competitive team."

– Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE

Everyone who participated in Ben’s presentations in Indonesia, came away from the event with new found insights on how to live a more fulfilling life.

- US Consulate, Indonesia

"Ben hit it out of the park. Our HR leaders are still raving about his session on the new employer-employee compact and how to recruit and manage entrepreneurial employees. We were very happy to host him at SHRM India!"

— Malina Jacobowitz, Society for Human Resource Management India

"Ben delivered a dynamic, gripping and content-packed presentation that connected directly with the concerns and interests of our delegates. His presentation received excellent feedback from all quarters. Ben was a pleasure to work with throughout, being highly professional, flexible and considerate. He took special care to understand the goals of the conference, our needs as organisers and the desires of the paying delegates. Ben's attention to this important detail was clearly evident in the overall success of his talk."

— Scott Druck, Oxford Strategic Consulting

"I'm delighted to report that the Strategy Conference was a blast! Ben did a such a great job presenting, and to boot, signing tons of books for our attendees and staff. Recently, Ben connected with me on LinkedIn and he mentioned that many of our attendees had reached out to him as well.  That's really, really cool! Thanks for making a way for us to finally bring Ben to our conference stage!"

— Renee Sumby, Society for Human Resource Management

"Ben Casnocha is a dynamic and engaging speaker. He presented multiple concepts to HR leaders on how to engage employees in today's marketplace. His message is thought provoking and encourages HR Professionals to challenge themselves to transform their organizations to attract and retain top performers. I highly recommend Ben as a keynote!" 

-Teri Harrell, Dancik International

"Thank you, BigSpeak.  Ben Casnocha was an excellent choice, and we really appreciate the role you played in helping to select him!  We'd love to book him again."

- HCI

"I highly recommend Ben to any organization looking for a well-prepared and thought-provoking speaker. His presentation was exactly what our audience needed to hear. He took the time to learn about our audience¹s needs and applied that to his presentation, making for a discussion of utmost relevance to our attendees. He provided insightful answers to some tough Q&A questions. Ben also brought a comfortable yet high-energy style to keep us all engaged throughout the presentation."

   ­ Eric Olson, VP, Education Strategies, National Retail Federation

"Ben provided a viewpoint into entrepreneurial leadership that was dead-on. His keen insight into leading Gen Y was refreshing and inspirational. A must see for those who want to understand our younger workforce."

- Justin Rueb, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Leadership Excellence & Economic Development

'As a speaker, Ben is engaging, insightful, and thought-provoking. He is down-to-earth in style and uplifting in his message."

- Chuck Alvery, CEO, Western Nevada Economic Development Association