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Alexander Blass, Inspiration Speaker

Alexander Blass

    • Grand Prize Winner, Top Innovator of the Year Award
    • Founder and Inventor of the "eBay of Giving"
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Alexander Blass, Father of Crowdfunding™ - Top Innovation & Creativity Keynote Speaker 2024 Showreel

Alexander Blass, Father of Crowdfunding™ - Top Innovation & Creativity Keynote Speaker 2024 Showreel

Alexander Blass Speaker Biography

Wharton and Oxford-educated with dual masters degrees in business and electrical engineering, Alexander Blass is known as the father of crowdfunding™. An internationally acclaimed American innovator who has traveled to 65 countries, Blass is the founder of the $20 billion person-to-person crowdfunding industry, inventing and launching the world’s first website of its kind. This life-saving innovation spread rapidly across the globe and garnered worldwide media coverage, helping and inspiring tens of millions of people.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded Alexander Blass a patent for inventing this revolutionary technology. He is also the winner of numerous other awards and distinctions, including being the youngest grand prize recipient of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, which credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving” when he was only 32 years old.

He has appeared in numerous media outlets globally including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Associated Press, MSNBC, FOX, Businessweek, The Independent, Economic Times, and Times of India.

Alexander Blass is the CEO of the Innovation Institute of America®. A leading expert in innovation and creativity as someone who has “been there and done that,” Blass is a highly sought after international keynote speaker at conferences worldwide, as well as a masterclass workshop presenter. His clients are highly diverse across industries and include many of the world’s leading companies such as Mastercard, IBM, Saudi Aramco, KPMG, Statoil, Toyota, CIMA, and Solvay.

His presentation style is a rare and coveted combination of content-rich (with proprietary frameworks and interesting case studies), high energy, and inspirational, leaving audiences highly engaged with practical and valuable strategies they can implement immediately.

Previously, Blass was a venture capitalist, strategy consultant and software developer, beginning his career at KPMG Consulting. While a principal at the VC fund, a portfolio company went from a $500,000 investment to a $500 million cash acquisition by a Fortune 50 corporation.

Alexander Blass received an MBA from Oxford University in England and also holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he concurrently studied at the Wharton School of Business. He was later invited back to Wharton where he was honored to serve as Entrepreneur-in-Residence.


Alexander Blass believes that everyone has an innovator within. It is essential to be constantly innovating to stay ahead of the competition, by challenging the status quo and coming up with creative new products and services to market and sell. Learn how you and your organization can reinvent yourselves as innovative leaders and thinkers to get on the path of innovation today, think about “what’s next,” and come up with the next big thing. In this popular, content-rich, and high energy presentation that Alexander Blass has delivered on 5 continents.

You will:

  • Learn exactly how to innovate - Alexander Blass will teach you his proprietary CREATE™
    framework containing 6 specific and practical business innovation and creativity strategies
    and methodologies that you can apply to your business immediately to develop big new
    ideas for innovative products, services, and processes
  • Discover the Axioms of Innovation™ - principles and characteristics that Alexander Blass
    feels are essential for any successful innovator or innovative company
  • Learn 4 international case studies from various industries that have generated billions of
    dollars in sales, dominated their markets, and beaten their competition using these specific
  • Be inspired and motivated by Alexander Blass’s story that led him to invent person-to-person
    crowdfunding and win the Top Innovator of the Year Award, and discover how you can apply
    his approach to awaken your own innovator within



Following the keynote presentation (same day for in-person events), Alexander will also facilitate a customized, team-based Innovation Challenge (typically around 1.5 hours to 2 hours additional, depending on audience size)

  • In the Innovation Challenge, the attendees will be placed into diversified teams and apply the 6-pronged proprietary innovation and creativity framework they just learned in the keynote, to devise innovative solutions for your firm's most pressing strategic business challenges
  • Customized for each client, highly practical and applied, not theoretical, with immediate ROI


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