Keynote Speaker Mark Coopersmith

Mark Coopersmith

Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Fortune 500 Executive, and Educator

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Travels From
    California, USA

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About Speaker Mark Coopersmith…

Mark Coopersmith is an educator, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Fortune 500 executive, and best-selling author. He has spent more than 25 years building, investing in and guiding high growth businesses ranging from Silicon Valley startups to global enterprises. He draws on those experiences in his teachings at UC Berkeley and around the world. For the past 15+ years, Mark has been a lecturer and faculty director at UC Berkeley where his teaching and research have focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership. Mark is known for linking theory and frameworks from his work at Berkeley, with real-world examples, tools and techniques, and intensive hands-on activities. These are the types of insights contained in his Amazon best-selling book – co-authored with John Danner – “The Other ‘F’ Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work.”

Why Mark Coopersmith?

Mark is an entrepreneur, Fortune 500 executive, educator, and author. He has launched, built, and led high-growth businesses as raw startups and within global enterprises alike; Mark has also been a strategic advisor to organizations ranging from VC-backed ventures to global corporations such as Intel and DirecTV.

Mark’s entrepreneurship students have launched more than 100 ventures in sectors as varied as machine learning and AI, web services, consumer electronics, medical devices, education, cancer research and fashion. Mark is also an investor in a number of early-stage VC funds.  An entrepreneur and executive himself, Mark has founded and led businesses ranging from corporate startups to global divisions for companies such as Sony, has built successful new ventures (his e-commerce company WebOrder is now owned by Google), and sits on a number of boards.  He also leads sessions with leaders from Google, IDEO, Salesforce, Genentech, Walt Disney Company, Wells Fargo Bank, Daimler Benz, and Samsung, along with conferences and keynote speeches. Mark is quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Economist; and on media outlets from CNN to Fox News to NPR.  Mark earned his BA and MBA degrees at UC Berkeley. He lives in Marin County with his college sweetheart, with whom he has two children, and enjoys mountain biking, skiing, tennis and cooking.

Testimonials 4

  • “Mark’s speech was superb–full of energy, enthusiasm, and wit.  The audience loved it, and was on the verge of cheering at every sentence.”

    Consulate General of France

  • Your talk really was exceptional: you engaged the audience so well, you had so many relevant examples of companies that did or didn’t put failure to work, and above all the topic resonated so well as we – especially here in the US – seek to take more risks and move into more unfamiliar territory to drive greater innovation. So many people commented to me afterwards how much they enjoyed your presentation and learned from it. It was the perfect combination of fun and actionable content!”

    Head of Strategy and Business Development

    Samsung

  • “Attendees were blown away. Mark pitched the content at the right level.  He ‘got’ our industry and ‘got’ what the advisers do.  Mark delivered.”

    Asteron Life, General Manager

  • I have been flooded this morning with compliments on the event.  People were so engaged, and I honestly think we could have fielded questions and discussions for another hour!

    Head of Innovation

    RocketSpace

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