Biz Stone

Co-Founder of Twitter, Medium & Jelly. Serial entrepreneur

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Travels From: San Francisco, USA

Biz Stone is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Biz Stone

    Co-Founder of Twitter, Medium & Jelly. Serial entrepreneur

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: San Francisco, USA

    Biz Stone is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Biz Stone Speaker Biography

    Christopher “Biz” Stone is a sought-after business speaker and American entrepreneur who is best known as the co-founder of social media platform Twitter, blog-publishing platform Medium, and search engine Jelly. A progenitor of social media, Biz has been developing large-scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for nearly two decades.

    Biz is also an active angel investor, board director, public motivational speaker, and a prominent philanthropist. Most recently, Biz sold Jelly to Pinterest and returned to Twitter, full time.

    Biz has been honored with the International Center for Journalism Innovation Award, Inc. Magazine named him “Entrepreneur of the Decade,” TIME listed him as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and GQ named him “Nerd of the Year.” In 2014, The Economist recognized Biz with their annual Innovation Award. In 2015, Biz’s Twitter won an Emmy and Biz received CIPR’s most prestigious accolade for his leadership at the forefront of developing new forms of media.

    Biz’s philanthropic efforts are focused in the areas of animal rights, environmentalism, and education. He is an advisor and contributor to DonorsChoose, a nonprofit that helps classrooms in need. He and his wife also founded and operate the Biz and Livia Stone Foundation, which supports education and conservation in California.

    In addition to being a technologist, Biz is a Visiting Fellow at The University of Oxford, an Executive fellow at UC Berkeley, a filmmaker, and an author. Stone’s book is titled, “Things A Little Bird Told Me,” a sometimes humorous memoir in the business category. Having started out as an artist, Biz stresses creativity, learning from mistakes, and celebrating the triumph of humanity with a little help from technology.

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    Biz Stone Keynote Topics

    Business, culture, and even our shared human condition is changing at a breathtaking pace. New perspectives, new ideas, and new techniques for successfully embracing this change are needed now more than ever. Biz will share stories of creativity, empathy, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit showing us a new way to move forward with a new definition of success.

    In this keynote speech, Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder, will tell the amazing story of how a college dropout that wanted to design book jackets went to become one of the most famous social media entrepreneurs of our times. Based on his bestselling book with the same title, Biz will recount his story from joining Google after selling Blogger, to later leave the relative safety of working at a corporate giant to start several ventures - most of which failed - until finally developing Twitter. In this speech, Biz will offer solid advice and inspiration to entrepreneurs who want to change the world.

    Biz Stone Speaking Videos

    Biz Stone - Success Doesn't Happen Overnight
    Biz Stone, Twitter's Founder on building a business for the future