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Education, Fundraising and Innovation Expert; Founder of the 9th Ward Field of Dreams; Director of Entrepreneurial Investments at 4.0 Schools; CEO at Dinner Lab

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At only 28 years old, Brian Bordainick is a bona fide serial entrepreneur. In the summer of 2007, while working for Teach for America, Brian traveled to New Orleans expecting to join the faculty at a local high school. What he found on his first day of work was a parking lot full of FEMA trailers and the flooded skeleton of what was once the high school. With trailers for classrooms, no money, no supplies, too few desks and no experience, Brian rose to the occasion and became both a full time teacher and the athletic director at G. W. Carver High School in the 9th Ward. He was the youngest athletic director in the history of the city. With few resources and against unimaginable odds, Brian was able to resurrect Carver's once-renowned athletic program in a community where only approximately 37 percent of the residents have returned since Hurricane Katrina.

Plagued by the extreme violence in the city and bolstered by the support of the Carver community, Brian founded the 9th Ward Field of Dreams in order to support the construction of a state-of-the-art football field and track on Carver's campus in an effort to provide after school activities and combat the alarmingly high crime rates. At the time, New Orleans' murder rate exceeded that of Chicago's, a city with roughly 15-times the inhabitants. In just two short years, the organization achieved the impossible and reached its goal of raising $1.85 million in funding for the facility. They broke ground in the fall of 2012. By constructing this extraordinary facility, not only will the community feel a sense of empowerment, but it will contribute to the health and wellness of students, lower crime rates by providing after school activities and send a much needed message to the students—that despite the great setbacks they have faced, they still matter.

Widely recognized as one of New Orleans' highest achieving young entrepreneurs after his work with the 9th Ward, Brian was recruited to work as the "Entrepreneur in Residence" for The Idea Village, a New Orleans based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify, support, and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans. Following his successful participation with the group, Brian worked for the Mayor of New Orleans to help transition 102 employees out of the Recreation Department and into a newly developed public/private partnership. He then piloted an education entrepreneurship program in partnership with 4.0 Schools, Teach For America, and the Idea Village. In the span of the six month pilot, over 50 TFA corps members and alumni received entrepreneurial training, 12 of which launched new ventures. It wasn't long before he was recruited by 4.0 Schools, an incubator dedicated to EdTech and tech-focused educational businesses.

4.0 Schools provides resources and training to help individuals launch schools and education-related businesses in Louisiana and the wider Southeastern U.S., and has been an incredible asset for many who feel they have great ideas but lack the funding and resources to turn them into a serious business. Over the past few years, the incubator has spawned two new EdTech companies: Kinobi and Classroom Blueprint. In conjunction with 4.0 Schools, Brian is encouraging a different dialogue in education in order to source new, innovative (and alternative) learning strategies designed for the technologically-laden 21st century—many of which are kinesthetically focused. As the Director of Entrepreneurial Investments, Brian scours the country in search of people developing cutting edge educational ideas, and provides them with early stage coaching and investment capital.

Brian recently started a new venture called Dinner Lab, which seeks to create a new dining experience that curates once in a lifetime dinner parties with up-and-coming chefs from around New Orleans, as a way to experiment with food and build community. As Brian described in a recent Forbes interview, "There are so many talented chefs in the city who don't have the platform to serve the type of food they were trained to create...We want to introduce them to people in the city who care about experimenting with their meals and trying new foods."

Brian has been featured on "Anderson Cooper 360," ESPN, "The Today Show," CBS News and has spoken at TEDxGoldenGateED, The Feast Social Innovation Conference, and various Universities throughout the country. He was recently listed as one of the "30 Under 30: Education" list for Forbes.

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  • The Future of Education: Exploring Technology-Based Learning Initiatives for the 21st Century Student

    Since the onset of higher education, we have largely accepted the founding principles of how students learn—they’re grouped by age, they learn in classrooms, they’re tested and they fit neatly into the system. In this cutting edge talk, Brian challenges these antiquated principles and illustrates the new blended learning strategies he has been exploring for the past several years. By embracing the adaptive technology at our fingertips, Brian helps audiences to see how new models are providing customized educational opportunities for students that never previously existed and how the combination of Education, Innovation and Technology are the way of the future.

  • Success in a Challenging Environment

    Do the problems plaguing your school district seem insurmountable? In a school system in which 85% of students live in single-mother households, and where classes are being held in trailers in the foreground of a condemned school building, Brian Bordainick rapidly increased student achievement and founded a non-profit that raised approximately $2 million in less than two years to combat the extraordinarily high crime rates by giving students both an alternative to violence and access to physical education. In this gripping presentation, Bordainick walks audiences through his personal journey of combatting his seemingly insurmountable hurdles and how he consistently finds success in challenging environments.

  • Adaptability: NPO Start-up Disaster to Success

    To start a business—whether it's an NPO or a for-profit company, you need to possess one vital quality—a willingness and ability to learn. In other words, you must be adaptable. In this lauded presentation, Bordainick delivers an energetic narrative of his failures and subsequent successes from his numerous ventures. His stories and lessons lay the foundation for audiences to understand how his message can be applied to their own struggles and in turn foster success for themselves.

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Brian Bordainick

Education, Fundraising and Innovation Expert; Founder of the 9th Ward Field of Dreams; Director of Entrepreneurial Investments at 4.0 Schools; CEO at Dinner Lab

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Brian Bordainick Biography

At only 28 years old, Brian Bordainick is a bona fide serial entrepreneur. In the summer of 2007, while working for Teach for America, Brian traveled to New Orleans expecting to join the faculty at a local high school. What he found on his first day of work was a parking lot full of FEMA trailers and the flooded skeleton of what was once the high school. With trailers for classrooms, no money, no supplies, too few desks and no experience, Brian rose to the occasion and became both a full time teacher and the athletic director at G. W. Carver High School in the 9th Ward. He was the youngest athletic director in the history of the city. With few resources and against unimaginable odds, Brian was able to resurrect Carver's once-renowned athletic program in a community where only approximately 37 percent of the residents have returned since Hurricane Katrina.

Plagued by the extreme violence in the city and bolstered by the support of the Carver community, Brian founded the 9th Ward Field of Dreams in order to support the construction of a state-of-the-art football field and track on Carver's campus in an effort to provide after school activities and combat the alarmingly high crime rates. At the time, New Orleans' murder rate exceeded that of Chicago's, a city with roughly 15-times the inhabitants. In just two short years, the organization achieved the impossible and reached its goal of raising $1.85 million in funding for the facility. They broke ground in the fall of 2012. By constructing this extraordinary facility, not only will the community feel a sense of empowerment, but it will contribute to the health and wellness of students, lower crime rates by providing after school activities and send a much needed message to the students—that despite the great setbacks they have faced, they still matter.

Widely recognized as one of New Orleans' highest achieving young entrepreneurs after his work with the 9th Ward, Brian was recruited to work as the "Entrepreneur in Residence" for The Idea Village, a New Orleans based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify, support, and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans. Following his successful participation with the group, Brian worked for the Mayor of New Orleans to help transition 102 employees out of the Recreation Department and into a newly developed public/private partnership. He then piloted an education entrepreneurship program in partnership with 4.0 Schools, Teach For America, and the Idea Village. In the span of the six month pilot, over 50 TFA corps members and alumni received entrepreneurial training, 12 of which launched new ventures. It wasn't long before he was recruited by 4.0 Schools, an incubator dedicated to EdTech and tech-focused educational businesses.

4.0 Schools provides resources and training to help individuals launch schools and education-related businesses in Louisiana and the wider Southeastern U.S., and has been an incredible asset for many who feel they have great ideas but lack the funding and resources to turn them into a serious business. Over the past few years, the incubator has spawned two new EdTech companies: Kinobi and Classroom Blueprint. In conjunction with 4.0 Schools, Brian is encouraging a different dialogue in education in order to source new, innovative (and alternative) learning strategies designed for the technologically-laden 21st century—many of which are kinesthetically focused. As the Director of Entrepreneurial Investments, Brian scours the country in search of people developing cutting edge educational ideas, and provides them with early stage coaching and investment capital.

Brian recently started a new venture called Dinner Lab, which seeks to create a new dining experience that curates once in a lifetime dinner parties with up-and-coming chefs from around New Orleans, as a way to experiment with food and build community. As Brian described in a recent Forbes interview, "There are so many talented chefs in the city who don't have the platform to serve the type of food they were trained to create...We want to introduce them to people in the city who care about experimenting with their meals and trying new foods."

Brian has been featured on "Anderson Cooper 360," ESPN, "The Today Show," CBS News and has spoken at TEDxGoldenGateED, The Feast Social Innovation Conference, and various Universities throughout the country. He was recently listed as one of the "30 Under 30: Education" list for Forbes.

Brian Bordainick Videos

  • TEDxGoldenGateED Brian Bordainick - YouTube

Brian Bordainick Speaking Topics

  • The Future of Education: Exploring Technology-Based Learning Initiatives for the 21st Century Student

    Since the onset of higher education, we have largely accepted the founding principles of how students learn—they’re grouped by age, they learn in classrooms, they’re tested and they fit neatly into the system. In this cutting edge talk, Brian challenges these antiquated principles and illustrates the new blended learning strategies he has been exploring for the past several years. By embracing the adaptive technology at our fingertips, Brian helps audiences to see how new models are providing customized educational opportunities for students that never previously existed and how the combination of Education, Innovation and Technology are the way of the future.

  • Success in a Challenging Environment

    Do the problems plaguing your school district seem insurmountable? In a school system in which 85% of students live in single-mother households, and where classes are being held in trailers in the foreground of a condemned school building, Brian Bordainick rapidly increased student achievement and founded a non-profit that raised approximately $2 million in less than two years to combat the extraordinarily high crime rates by giving students both an alternative to violence and access to physical education. In this gripping presentation, Bordainick walks audiences through his personal journey of combatting his seemingly insurmountable hurdles and how he consistently finds success in challenging environments.

  • Adaptability: NPO Start-up Disaster to Success

    To start a business—whether it's an NPO or a for-profit company, you need to possess one vital quality—a willingness and ability to learn. In other words, you must be adaptable. In this lauded presentation, Bordainick delivers an energetic narrative of his failures and subsequent successes from his numerous ventures. His stories and lessons lay the foundation for audiences to understand how his message can be applied to their own struggles and in turn foster success for themselves.

FAQs on booking Brian Bordainick

  • How to book Brian Bordainick?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brian Bordainick 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 Brian Bordainick, 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 Brian Bordainick or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brian Bordainick?

    Booking fees for Brian Bordainick, 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 Brian Bordainick, 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 Brian Bordainick?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian Bordainick 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 Brian Bordainick 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 Brian Bordainick or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brian Bordainick 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.

Brian Bordainick is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Brian Bordainick for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Brian Bordainick generally travels from New Orleans, LA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eduardo Briceño, Sanil Chawla, Mary Jo Madda, Libby Fischer and Rebecca Kantar. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brian Bordainick for an upcoming event.

Brian Bordainick Speaker Videos

  • TEDxGoldenGateED Brian Bordainick - YouTube

Brian Bordainick Speaking Topics

  • The Future of Education: Exploring Technology-Based Learning Initiatives for the 21st Century Student

    Since the onset of higher education, we have largely accepted the founding principles of how students learn—they’re grouped by age, they learn in classrooms, they’re tested and they fit neatly into the system. In this cutting edge talk, Brian challenges these antiquated principles and illustrates the new blended learning strategies he has been exploring for the past several years. By embracing the adaptive technology at our fingertips, Brian helps audiences to see how new models are providing customized educational opportunities for students that never previously existed and how the combination of Education, Innovation and Technology are the way of the future.

  • Success in a Challenging Environment

    Do the problems plaguing your school district seem insurmountable? In a school system in which 85% of students live in single-mother households, and where classes are being held in trailers in the foreground of a condemned school building, Brian Bordainick rapidly increased student achievement and founded a non-profit that raised approximately $2 million in less than two years to combat the extraordinarily high crime rates by giving students both an alternative to violence and access to physical education. In this gripping presentation, Bordainick walks audiences through his personal journey of combatting his seemingly insurmountable hurdles and how he consistently finds success in challenging environments.

  • Adaptability: NPO Start-up Disaster to Success

    To start a business—whether it's an NPO or a for-profit company, you need to possess one vital quality—a willingness and ability to learn. In other words, you must be adaptable. In this lauded presentation, Bordainick delivers an energetic narrative of his failures and subsequent successes from his numerous ventures. His stories and lessons lay the foundation for audiences to understand how his message can be applied to their own struggles and in turn foster success for themselves.

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