03 Jun Alexander Blass
Speaker: Alexander Blass
Grand Prize Winner, Top Innovator of the Year Award, Internationally Acclaimed and Inspirational CEO, Social Entrepreneur and Innovator, Founder and Inventor of the “eBay of Giving.”
- Priceless Strategies from an Innovator: How to Thrive in Challenging Times
- Finding Your Passion: You Too, Can Change the World
- Social Media Marketing Secrets and Web 2.0: Priceless Strategies from the Top Innovator Of The Year
Alexander Blass is the grand prize winner of the Top Innovator of the Year Award and founder and inventor of the “eBay of Giving” and “Facebook Meets Pocketbook.” Wharton-educated and an Oxford MBA, he is one of the world’s most acclaimed and inspirational social entrepreneurs, CEOs and innovators, and a visionary who has improved and inspired countless lives.
A highly sought after and fascinating speaker, Alexander Blass is the American-born son of a Holocaust survivor from Hungary. From an early age, he learned the sanctity of human life as well as the importance of and unique power within all of us to make a real difference in the world, overcome adversity and achieve the extraordinary. Having traveled to 40 countries worldwide, Blass delivers impactful, powerful and entertaining speeches filled with his passion, vision and fascinating experiences that are blended with his distinguished business insight and acumen.
A serial entrepreneur and former technology venture capitalist involved in over $1 billion in opportunities, Blass enjoys motivating and inspiring audiences to achieve their full potential. He shows how to harness and appreciate one’s unique passions, strengths and defining moments to think in far more innovative and creative ways than ever before imagined.
Alexander Blass has received numerous awards and extensive recognition worldwide for his achievements, including several cover stories, and has appeared in over 300 major media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, FOX and Associated Press. The youngest grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s prestigious Top Innovator of the Year Award which credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving,” he was also awarded the Influential Marylanders Award (top 50 people in the entire state), the Top 40 Under 40 Executives Award, the WebAward for Outstanding Achievement, and was honored as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School of Business.
Priceless Strategies from an Innovator: How to Thrive in Challenging Times
In a constantly evolving world and today’s challenging economic climate, innovating is no longer optional, but essential. Alexander Blass, now 37 and the youngest grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, which credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving” in 2007, recounts the journey that led him to become an acclaimed entrepreneur and innovator. In this keynote, he reveals how you can reinvent yourself and get on the path to innovation today. Discover the essential characteristics of successful innovators, grasp some of the challenges you must overcome, and learn how to generate international buzz and excitement for your innovations with increasingly limited resources.
Finding Your Passion: You Too, Can Change the World
As a child, Alexander Blass often gazed at the black and white photos on his parents’ piano of his father’s family members who perished in the Holocaust. The lessons he learned as a boy about the preciousness of human life, combined with world events, ultimately led him to a “lightbulb moment.” He left a career in finance to make a difference, inventing and patenting a new way to make philanthropic contributions in 50 countries through the power of the Internet. Blass draws from his experience and the lessons learned as a social entrepreneur to inspire and motivate, ensuring audiences that by finding their passion, maximizing their unique abilities, and embracing change, one person can indeed change our world.
Social Media Marketing Secrets and Web 2.0: Priceless Strategies from the Top Innovator Of The Year
Nearly 70% of the global Internet population visits social networking or blogging sites. Companies and organizations are rapidly playing “catch up” to adapt to this user-generated, customer-centric wave of social computing by scrambling to adopt both external and internal social media marketing and Web 2.0 strategies.
In this fascinating keynote speech that is not to be missed, you will learn how to harness the power of your customers and community. Blass, one of the world’s most acclaimed social entrepreneurs and grand prize winner of the Top Innovator of the Year Award for revolutionizing charitable giving through the invention of person-to-person social networking technology and online communities for the philanthropy market, shows you how to develop a game-winning social media marketing strategy. Beat the competition by employing best practices for success. Learn how to foster deeper relationships with your customers, promote your programs, and leverage your exuberant customer base to evangelize your brand and take it global. Explore how to avoid potential social marketing disasters. Discover key platforms you should be using now, which ones may be a waste of your time and resources, and how to measure results.