Lexington Venture Club- Ben Casnocha Keynote
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM (EST)
Ben Casnocha is a nationally known entrepreneur, blogger and co-author of The Start-Up of You and author of My Start-Up Life.
Pre-paid Lexington venture Club Members do not have to buy a ticket, but they are required to register for the event. You should have been provided a code in advance to allow for the free registration. If you have not been provided a code please contact Warren Nash via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members who have not pre-paid and any additional parties who would like to attend are required to buy a ticket to the event. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE!
The book, The Start-Up of You by Ben Casnocha, is NOT included in the ticket price. Both pre-paid Venture Club members and any other interested party are required to purchase the book if they would like a copy. If you would like a copy of the book you must reserve and pay for your copy through the event registration platform. Ben Casnocha will hold a book signing following the event.
NOTE: Book supplies are limited to the first 40 people to purchase the book through the registration platform.
About Ben Casnocha
Ben Casnoscha is a San Francisco-based entrepreneur, author, blogger, traveler, and most of all, learner.
Casnocha has started and run several ventures. From selling gumballs and pens as a kid, to founding an e-government software company (Comcate) that currently delivers hosted CRM solutions to hundreds of local governments in America, to incubating consumer web properties at Wasabi Ventures. BusinessWeek named Ben “one of America’s best young entrepreneurs” and PoliticsOnline named him “one of the most influential people in the world of internet and politics.”
In 2012, he coauthored with Reid Hoffman the book entitled, "The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career." In 2007 he wrote a book entitled, "My Start-Up Life: What a (Very) Young Entrepreneur Learned On His Journey Through Silicon Valley." Ben has written more than a million words on his blog about current affairs, books, entrepreneurship, careers, and technology. He has also written on a range of topics for NPR’s “Marketplace,” the American Enterprise Institute, Newsweek, and the U.S. State Department.
Lexington GEW is part of a world-wide celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, more than 120 countries world-wide host events designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs spot opportunities, take risks, solve problems, build connections, etc.
The Bluegrass Business Development Partnership, including the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, the University of Kentucky and Commerce Lexington, is supporting GEW in Lexington for the second year in a row. GEW is organized by the Lexington Innovation & Commercialization Center and the Bluegrass Small Business Development Center, part of the University of Kentucky.