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. 

Ben Casnocha is also the 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 the author of a book based on his Harvard Business Review article entitled Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact. Ben has written for Newsweek, the American Enterprise Institute, NPR’s Marketplace and the U.S. State Department as well.

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

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." Dozens of media outlets have covered Ben Casnocha’s 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
  • Reinventing the Employer-Employee Compact In An Entrepreneurial Age
  • How to Attract and Retain Entrepreneurial Employees
  • The Start-Up of You - For Students
  • The Start-Up of You - For Individual Professionals
  • If You Don’t Find Risk, Risk Will Find You: How to Take Intelligent Risk in Life
  • How to Build Silicon Valley in Your Region: Ecosystems of Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship: Start Up Your Company
What People Are Saying

"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."


"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