Click to Open Search Bar

Jim Fruchterman

President and CEO, Benetech

  Categories:
REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

 Jim Fruchterman Biography

Former rocket scientist Jim Fruchterman was born in 1959, and quickly established himself as a technology entrepreneur by creating social enterprises that targeted under privileged communities. In 1982 he constructed the Calera Recognition Systems that made it possible for computers to read almost all text. From his study of smart bombs in college, he connected the concept of character recognition with his idea to make books available to those with reading disabilities. With this goal as his motivation, he established Benetech, a non-profit organization that develops technology for the disabled and meets many other social needs. Benetech's Bookshare program boasts the world's largest library of electronic books for the disabled. Other Benetch programs include the Martus Project, an advocacy for human rights, and Mirandi, an environmental management program being used in over 90 countries. Fruchterman also served twice on federal advisory committees and was named an Outstanding Social Entrepreneur in 2003 by the Schwab Foundation. In 2006, Benetech received the Skoll Award for social entrepreneurship, and for his accomplishment of providing a wide range of literary works accessible to the visually impared, Jim also received the Robert F. Bray Award from the American Council of the Blind.

In a field that often focuses on achievement and gain for the elite, Jim Fuchterman uses the highest technology advancements to work on behalf of those who might otherwise not ever have had access to such opportunities.

-
Videos
News
  • Jim Fruchterman

    Jim Fruchterman is a leading social entrepreneur and CEO of Benetech, a nonprofit technology company based in Palo Alto, California. He is a former rocket ...

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Jim Fruchterman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jim Fruchterman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jim Fruchterman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jim Fruchterman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Jim Fruchterman?

    Booking fees for Jim Fruchterman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jim Fruchterman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Jim Fruchterman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim Fruchterman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jim Fruchterman for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jim Fruchterman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jim Fruchterman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

Jim Fruchterman

President and CEO, Benetech

Travels From:
Speaking Fee:

Jim Fruchterman Biography

Former rocket scientist Jim Fruchterman was born in 1959, and quickly established himself as a technology entrepreneur by creating social enterprises that targeted under privileged communities. In 1982 he constructed the Calera Recognition Systems that made it possible for computers to read almost all text. From his study of smart bombs in college, he connected the concept of character recognition with his idea to make books available to those with reading disabilities. With this goal as his motivation, he established Benetech, a non-profit organization that develops technology for the disabled and meets many other social needs. Benetech's Bookshare program boasts the world's largest library of electronic books for the disabled. Other Benetch programs include the Martus Project, an advocacy for human rights, and Mirandi, an environmental management program being used in over 90 countries. Fruchterman also served twice on federal advisory committees and was named an Outstanding Social Entrepreneur in 2003 by the Schwab Foundation. In 2006, Benetech received the Skoll Award for social entrepreneurship, and for his accomplishment of providing a wide range of literary works accessible to the visually impared, Jim also received the Robert F. Bray Award from the American Council of the Blind.

In a field that often focuses on achievement and gain for the elite, Jim Fuchterman uses the highest technology advancements to work on behalf of those who might otherwise not ever have had access to such opportunities.

Jim Fruchterman Videos

  • LinkedIn Speaker Series with Jim Fruchterman
  • 2013 CGI Commitment Announcement

FAQs on booking Jim Fruchterman

  • How to book Jim Fruchterman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jim Fruchterman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jim Fruchterman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jim Fruchterman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jim Fruchterman?

    Booking fees for Jim Fruchterman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jim Fruchterman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jim Fruchterman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim Fruchterman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jim Fruchterman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jim Fruchterman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jim Fruchterman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jim Fruchterman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jim Fruchterman for your event is available upon request. Jim Fruchterman generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Paul Farmer, John Elkington, David Bornstein, Premal Shah and Jeff Skoll. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jim Fruchterman for an upcoming event.

Jim Fruchterman Speaker Videos

  • LinkedIn Speaker Series with Jim Fruchterman
    2013 CGI Commitment Announcement

Jim Fruchterman News

  • Jim Fruchterman

    Jim Fruchterman is a leading social entrepreneur and CEO of Benetech, a nonprofit technology company based in Palo Alto, California. He is a former rocket ...

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to Jim Fruchterman

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

TOP