Bestselling Author; Co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor
Co-founder of Kickstarter, a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. Speaker Yancey Strickler believes we should all cling to our ideals, spread new ideas and never let profit influence our passions and decisions. Organizations book Yancey Strickler to learn about funding dreams, the governance of innovation, resisting and thriving, creative entrepreneurship, and keeping integrity and vision.
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Entrepreneurship speaker Yancey Strickler is the co-founder of Kickstarter, a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. His efforts have initiated a vital discussion on how companies might fight conformity, maintain their values, and contribute to the greater good. According to Yancey, there are businesses and people who want to accomplish something more than just get rich or survive.
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that has raised more than $2.5 billion in its short lifetime. Kickstarter is also a Public Benefit Corporation. This implies that the company must examine its financial commitments to shareholders, as well as its influence on society. 5% of Kickstarter’s after-tax revenues are donated to arts education groups and organizations that tackle systemic inequality.
Speaker Yancey Strickler also works at New Inc. Fast Company has described him as one of the most creative people on earth. Furthermore, Yancey is the recipient of a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award. Before co-founding Kickstarter, Yancey served as eMusic’s Editor-in-Chief. Moreover, he has written for New York Magazine, The Village Voice, Pitchfork, etc
During Yancey Strickler’s keynote speeches, he reminds his audience never to sell out their values. He believes we should all cling to our ideals and spread new ideas. Furthermore, he claims profits should never influence our passions and decisions.
When speaking to his audience, Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler makes people reflect on what would happen if we all put profits above anything else. He believes this attitude results in small businesses suffering. Yancey also thinks that those with fresh ideas find it hard to make their visions come to life. Using the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and a host of other independent-minded businesses, he demonstrates how a more purposeful, sustainable idea of success can enrich us all.
It's undeniable that our society is fixated on wealth. But what would happen if we prioritized something beyond financial gain? Yancey Strickler, co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter, presents a compelling vision for a new world in his book and related talk. He challenges the idea that the current system, which only benefits a select few at the top, is the best we can do. Is it possible to find a way to achieve personal goals while also valuing society, culture, and the well-being of others? As job opportunities dwindle and inequality increases, Strickler encourages us to consider alternative paths forward. When he founded Kickstarter in 2009, skeptics doubted its success, but it has since received over $1.9 billion in pledges from 9.4 million backers and brought many innovative ideas to fruition. In this inspiring and action-oriented talk, Strickler discusses cooperatives, new communities, innovative pricing strategies, and alternative measures of success. He offers practical solutions and demonstrates the boundless creativity and potential of humanity, while also remaining grounded in reality.
Kickstarter has revolutionized the way we think about funding, patronage, and entrepreneurship, and has also maintained a strong commitment to ethics. In this keynote, Yancey Strickler, one of the company's co-founders, discusses how he and his team were able to build a successful business based on their passion for idealism, generosity, and authenticity. In addition to offering practical advice for entrepreneurs, Strickler also emphasizes the importance of social responsibility and the benefits of being a public benefit corporation. As a company that values diversity, equality, transparency, and accountability, Kickstarter serves as a model for other organizations and shows that being moral can also be good for business. Strickler's ultimate goal is to inspire others to adopt a similar ethical approach and shift the culture towards doing good.
Graduating into today's workforce can be a daunting experience, with economic uncertainty, disruptive technologies, and environmental and political instability. When Yancey Strickler co-founded Kickstarter, he had no business experience and was faced with many unknowns. However, his eventual success shows that it is possible to achieve great things through passion, hard work, and a desire to make the world a better place. In this motivational talk, Strickler shares his story of entrepreneurship and encourages listeners to pursue their passions, even if it requires taking a risk. He emphasizes the importance of art and community and encourages artists to seek support from their peers, friends, and family rather than relying on the wealthy. Through his own journey, Strickler inspires listeners to consider the things that truly matter in life and to embrace the power of disruption.
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