Startupfest 2013 - Entrepreneurship is the shovel you use to dig a path to a brighter future - Jeff Hoffman

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Entrepreneurship isn't a goal—it's a means to an end. It's the tool with which we bend the world to our vision. The greatest founders are driven by more than merely a payday: they want to create a …

Entrepreneurship isn't a goal—it's a means to an end. It's the tool with which we bend the world to our vision. The greatest founders are driven by more than merely a payday: they want to create a better life, both for themselves and for others.

Join serial Entrepreneur and innovator Jeff Hoffman—founding member and CEO in numerous startups, including Priceline.com, uBid.com, and ColorJar—and entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and author, Ruma Bose, for a look at the higher purpose that drives the best founders and delivers true success for a look at the higher purpose that drives the best founders and delivers true success.

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  • 1. The Shovel of Entrepreneurship Jeff Hoffman ColorJar
  • 2. Entrepreneurial background Funded college via startup Serial entrepreneur (7 startups) IPOs and Acquisitions Internet, Music, Movies
  • 3. Giving back to entrepreneurs Global Entrepreneurship Week White House, State Department, USAID, Commerce Department Foreign governments, NGOs Hundreds of private entities
  • 4. I don’t launch companies anymore I launch entrepreneurs
  • 5. Entrepreneurship World Tour
  • 6. Entrepreneurship Sale!
  • 7. Entrepreneurship is the shovel you use to dig a path to a brighter future
  • 8. I ask people to tell me their dreams before I ask to see their financials People driven by purpose far outperform people driven by money
  • 9. We need to study lives as well as we study spreadsheets We need to invest in PEOPLE, not just companies
  • 10. Unreasonable@Sea
  • 11. Investing in our future Agua
  • 12. Investing in our future Prakti
  • 13. Investing in our future Prakti
  • 14. Investing in our future Solar Ear
  • 15. Your business may not change the world But your life can
  • 16. Everybody has a GOLDEN PURPOSE in life We need to help them find it
  • 17. PASSION is the secret sauce of everything good in life Entrepreneurship is a great way to live a life of passion and purpose
  • 18. Thank you! Jeff Hoffman ColorJar jeff@colorjar.com