ALEXANDER BLASS IS THE ACCLAIMED INVENTOR AND FOUNDER OF THE $20 BILLION/YEAR PERSON-TO-PERSON CROWDFUNDING INDUSTRY. THE TECHNOLOGY HE CREATED AND PATENTED HELPS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE.
Wharton and Oxford-educated with dual masters degrees in business and electrical engineering, Alexander Blass is an internationally acclaimed American innovator and entrepreneur who has helped millions of people worldwide and traveled to over 65 countries. He is the founder of the $20 billion/year person-to-person crowdfunding industry, inventing and launching the world’s first crowdfunding website of its kind.
For his revolutionary technological innovation, Mr. Blass was awarded a patent from the United States government and received numerous awards and distinctions. In further recognition of his achievement and contribution to the world, he is the youngest grand prize winner ever 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.
Mr. Blass presently serves as CEO and Innovator-in-Chief of the Innovation Institute of America® and has appeared in hundreds of media outlets including various magazine cover stories.
Alexander Blass’s current and former clients are extremely diverse, spanning five continents across a broad swath of industries and cultures, and include some of the world’s largest and most prestigious companies such as IBM, Mastercard, KPMG, Toyota, Saudi Aramco, Fonterra, Statoil, Travelport, West Corp, Solvay, and Dialog; as well as world leaders, government agencies, universities, associations, and more.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded Alexander Blass a patent for inventing this revolutionary technology, and he is also the winner of numerous other awards including being the youngest grand prize recipient ever of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, which credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving.”
To learn more about the origin of crowdfunding, watch this FOX TV cover story from 2008 featuring Alexander Blass.
Around the globe, Alexander Blass is a top innovation keynote speaker and has educated and inspired employees of numerous organizations. He is invited as the guest keynote speaker and masterclass presenter at leading conferences on innovation/creativity, leadership/change, business development and entrepreneurship.
A short list of examples of some major worldwide events he has keynoted include EPIC in New York, IBM INNOVATE in India, the Abu Dhabi Innovation Forum in the UAE, the Mastercard Innovation Forum in Miami, KPMG’s Annual Convention in the Cayman Islands, The World Management Forum in the Middle East, the Inspiring Innovation Awards in Belgium, CIMA Business Leadership Summit in Sri Lanka, The Aramco Innovation Forum in Saudi Arabia, The European Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Portugal, The Stars of Business Awards in Dubai, ETIS in Denmark, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Entrepreneurship Summit, E-VOLVE in Mexico City, the Kingdom of Bahrain E-Government Forum, HR SUMMIT in Singapore, INNOCONF in Malaysia, the Business Leadership Forum in South America, the RAK Leadership Forum in the UAE, and the IIT Bombay Entrepreneurship Summit in India.
Earlier in his career, Alexander was a principal at a venture capital firm in the technology sector. During his tenure as a venture capitalist, one of the fund’s portfolio companies was acquired for nearly $500 million cash by a Fortune 50 corporation. Prior to that, he was a technology strategy consultant and a software developer, beginning his career at KPMG Consulting, which later became BearingPoint. He also served as an invited expert on numerous investment panels at the United States National Science Foundation.
Alexander Blass has appeared in hundreds of media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, New York Times, Associated Press, BusinessWeek, Times of India, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, FOX, The Independent, Economic Times, Voice of Africa, Khaleej Times, HRM Asia, Portafolio, Private Sector Qatar, Sydney Morning Herald, and many more.
Alexander received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Oxford University in England. He also received 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 to return to Wharton and honored as Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
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