Entrepreneurship Speaker Uri Levine

Uri Levine

Serial Entrepreneur & Bestselling Author, Fall in Love with the Problem. Founder, Waze (Acquired by Google for $1.1 billion) & Moovit (Acquired by Intel for $1 billion)

From Waze to Moovit and on through his portfolio of successful startups, speaker Uri Levine is an entrepreneurial legend. His first book, "Fall in Love with the Problem" is considered a must-read for entrepreneurs looking to build successful companies. Organizations and business events book Levine to share his insights and experiences on building billion dollar companies from the ground up.

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    Uri Levine biography

    Entrepreneurship speaker Uri Levine has built a career out of helping get people where they need to go. As a serial entrepreneur and disruptor, Uri Levine co-founded Waze, the world’s largest driving traffic and navigation app, in 2007. Over 750 million drivers worldwide use it daily. In June 2013, Google acquired the company for a whopping $1.1 billion dollars. Levine also served as the first board member and investor for Moovit, a public transportation app used by more than 750 million people worldwide. Like Waze, it was acquired by Intel for $1 billion dollars in 2020.

    Since the acquisition of Waze, Levine has dedicated himself to founding startups that aim to disrupt inefficient markets and improve underperforming services, with a focus on solving “big problems” and empowering consumers by saving them time and money. In 2023, he released his first and highly expected book: “Fall in Love with the Problem – Not the Solution”. The book is Uri’s handbook for entrepreneurs.

    In his foreword to the book, Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple, described it as the “bible” for entrepreneurs. Other notable figures, including Marc Randolph (Co-Founder of Netflix), Jennifer Fleiss (Co-Founder of Rent a Runway), Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Chairperson and Founder of Biocon), and Saul Singer (co-author of the New York Times bestseller “Startup Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle”), have also praised the book as a must-read.

    He continues to develop ideas that challenge and disrupt inefficient markets and add value for large audiences. Uri is the co-founder or board member of Moovit, FeeX, HERE, Engie, WeTrip, Refundit, Roomer, ZeeK, and other ground-breaking startups. He is also an independent director of Indian tech colossus InfoSys.

    In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Uri Levine is a frequent public speaker. In his sought-after presentations, he shares experiences and insights on entrepreneurship and disruption with audiences around the world. He also leads an academic workshop called “How to Build a Startup”. The workshop is for undergraduate and graduate business students, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of innovators and thinkers.

    In all his efforts, Levine always follows a simple mantra which is now also the title of his book: Fall in love with the problem, not the solution. This approach has helped him develop some of the world’s most innovative solutions to some of our most nagging challenges.

    Uri Levine Speaking Videos

    Uri Levine - The Waze Story
    Uri Levine - Falling in love with the problem

    Uri Levine Keynote Topics

    Entrepreneurship legend Uri Levine shares his insights on the development and sale of successful companies Waze and Moovit, both of which achieved unicorn status and were sold for over a billion dollars to Google and Intel, respectively. In this keynote speech, Levine discusses his philosophy of falling in love with the problem rather than the solution, and how this approach has contributed to his success. He also covers practical topics related to entrepreneurship, such as disrupting "broken" markets, raising funding, understanding and meeting customer needs, achieving product market fit, scaling up, expanding internationally, and deciding when to sell a company. Levine offers valuable lessons and guidance based on his own experiences as a serial entrepreneur.

    In this talk, Uri Levine discusses the strategies and mindset behind his successful disruption of various markets and industries through his startups Waze and Moovit. With both companies achieving unicorn status and being sold for over $1 billion to Google and Intel, respectively, Levine has a unique perspective on what it takes to disrupt established players and create innovative products and services. He shares his insights and experiences on how to identify opportunities for disruption, develop and execute a plan to disrupt a market, and navigate the challenges and opportunities that arise during the process. Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, Levine's talk offers valuable lessons and guidance on how to drive innovation and success in any industry.

    In this keynote speech, Uri Levine, founder of Waze and several other successful startups with hundreds of millions of users worldwide, shares the story of Waze's impressive journey from a small startup to a unicorn company acquired by Google for over a billion dollars. Levine, an experienced disruptor and entrepreneurship expert, will discuss the steps and strategies involved in taking a small idea and turning it into a successful startup. He will also provide insight into how Waze grew to be used by millions of drivers every day to avoid traffic jams. If you are interested in starting or growing a successful business, this talk with Levine is not to be missed.

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