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Yancey Strickler

Co-Founder & Former CEO of Kickstarter; Author of "This Could Be Our Future;" World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

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 Yancey Strickler Biography

Yancey Strickler is a writer and the co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter. Viking Books will publish Strickler’s first book, “This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World” on October 29.

Since introducing the world to crowdfunding a decade ago, Kickstarter has helped creative people raise more than $4 billion in funding for their projects. Among the projects that got their start on Kickstarter: Cards Against Humanity, Oculus Rift, multiple Oscar-winning films, projects by Spike Lee, Neil Young, Marina Abramovic, and thousands of albums, books, comics, artworks, gadgets, plays, and restaurants.

In 2015, Kickstarter became a Public Benefit Corporation, choosing to focus the company’s mission, as the New York Times wrote, on “altruism over profit.” A study by the Wharton School of Business the same year found that Kickstarter projects created more than 300,000 full- and part-time jobs.

Strickler has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People. He’s spoken at the Museum of Modern Art, Tribeca and Sundance Film Festivals, Web Summit, SXSW, Walker Art Center, Stanford, Columbia University, and NYU.

Strickler is co-founder of the artistic resource The Creative Independent and a former music journalist whose writing has appeared in Pitchfork, the Village Voice, and The Washington Post. The London Spectator called him “one of the least obnoxious tech evangelists ever.”

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This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World

This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World

Speaking Topics
  • This Could Be Our Future

    The story of Kickstarter, from an ingenious idea and three friends to billions of dollars in funding for creative projects. Strickler takes the audience through the experience, sharing the challenges and memorable moments from the journey. Strickler then zooms out further, showing the exciting possibilities of a new way of thinking about value.

  • Creativity Can Solve Anything

    How people have used creativity to design new solutions to new and old problems. Adele’s battles with ticket scalpers, the invention of the three-point shot, the history of modern medicine, and some inspiring creations through Kickstarter, among others, show humanity at its most creative. This talk shows how creative thinking, attention to detail, and bold actions can lead to new ways of approaching old problems.

  • The Emotions of Leadership

    Business gurus write about Wartime CEOs and Peacetime CEOs, and how different moments call for different kinds of leadership. But success or failure is often determined not by strategic decisions, but by the emotional leadership of the people making them. What does it mean to manage our emotions as leaders? How do we stay focused on what matters? Hear from Strickler’s personal experiences and come together with others on the challenges and emotions of leadership.

  • Fireside Chat

    Strickler joins an interviewer for a lively conversation about the story of Kickstarter, becoming a Public Benefit Corporation, how to build a creative organization, the state of creativity and culture today, how to communicate effectively on the web, and what the future might have in store for our organizations and communities.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Yancey Strickler?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Yancey Strickler 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 Yancey Strickler for your next private or corporate function.
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Yancey Strickler

Co-Founder & Former CEO of Kickstarter; Author of "This Could Be Our Future;" World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

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Yancey Strickler Biography

Yancey Strickler is a writer and the co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter. Viking Books will publish Strickler’s first book, “This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World” on October 29.

Since introducing the world to crowdfunding a decade ago, Kickstarter has helped creative people raise more than $4 billion in funding for their projects. Among the projects that got their start on Kickstarter: Cards Against Humanity, Oculus Rift, multiple Oscar-winning films, projects by Spike Lee, Neil Young, Marina Abramovic, and thousands of albums, books, comics, artworks, gadgets, plays, and restaurants.

In 2015, Kickstarter became a Public Benefit Corporation, choosing to focus the company’s mission, as the New York Times wrote, on “altruism over profit.” A study by the Wharton School of Business the same year found that Kickstarter projects created more than 300,000 full- and part-time jobs.

Strickler has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People. He’s spoken at the Museum of Modern Art, Tribeca and Sundance Film Festivals, Web Summit, SXSW, Walker Art Center, Stanford, Columbia University, and NYU.

Strickler is co-founder of the artistic resource The Creative Independent and a former music journalist whose writing has appeared in Pitchfork, the Village Voice, and The Washington Post. The London Spectator called him “one of the least obnoxious tech evangelists ever.”

Yancey Strickler Videos

  • Yancey Strickler: Resist & Thrive
    This Ignite talk was presented at PWL Camp, an unconference hosted by Kickstarter in October 2016.
  • The Governance of Innovation - Yancey Strickler keynote
    From Solid Conference 2015: Kickstarter projects often go on to incredibly bright stages. GRAMMY and Oscar wins. Acquisitions by Logitech, Samsung,...

Yancey Strickler Books

Yancey Strickler Speaking Topics

  • This Could Be Our Future

    The story of Kickstarter, from an ingenious idea and three friends to billions of dollars in funding for creative projects. Strickler takes the audience through the experience, sharing the challenges and memorable moments from the journey. Strickler then zooms out further, showing the exciting possibilities of a new way of thinking about value.

  • Creativity Can Solve Anything

    How people have used creativity to design new solutions to new and old problems. Adele’s battles with ticket scalpers, the invention of the three-point shot, the history of modern medicine, and some inspiring creations through Kickstarter, among others, show humanity at its most creative. This talk shows how creative thinking, attention to detail, and bold actions can lead to new ways of approaching old problems.

  • The Emotions of Leadership

    Business gurus write about Wartime CEOs and Peacetime CEOs, and how different moments call for different kinds of leadership. But success or failure is often determined not by strategic decisions, but by the emotional leadership of the people making them. What does it mean to manage our emotions as leaders? How do we stay focused on what matters? Hear from Strickler’s personal experiences and come together with others on the challenges and emotions of leadership.

  • Fireside Chat

    Strickler joins an interviewer for a lively conversation about the story of Kickstarter, becoming a Public Benefit Corporation, how to build a creative organization, the state of creativity and culture today, how to communicate effectively on the web, and what the future might have in store for our organizations and communities.

FAQs on booking Yancey Strickler

  • How to book Yancey Strickler?

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

    Booking fees for Yancey Strickler, 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 Yancey Strickler, 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 Yancey Strickler?

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

Yancey Strickler is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Yancey Strickler for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Yancey Strickler generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jenny Fleiss, John Collison, Jennifer Hyman, Evan Spiegel and Katia Beauchamp. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Yancey Strickler for an upcoming event.

Yancey Strickler Speaker Videos

  • Yancey Strickler: Resist & Thrive
    This Ignite talk was presented at PWL Camp, an unconference hosted by Kickstarter in October 2016.
    The Governance of Innovation - Yancey Strickler keynote
    From Solid Conference 2015: Kickstarter projects often go on to incredibly bright stages. GRAMMY and Oscar wins. Acquisitions by Logitech, Samsung, and Facebook. Showcases at MoMA and TED. Trips to...

Yancey Strickler Speaking Topics

  • This Could Be Our Future

    The story of Kickstarter, from an ingenious idea and three friends to billions of dollars in funding for creative projects. Strickler takes the audience through the experience, sharing the challenges and memorable moments from the journey. Strickler then zooms out further, showing the exciting possibilities of a new way of thinking about value.

  • Creativity Can Solve Anything

    How people have used creativity to design new solutions to new and old problems. Adele’s battles with ticket scalpers, the invention of the three-point shot, the history of modern medicine, and some inspiring creations through Kickstarter, among others, show humanity at its most creative. This talk shows how creative thinking, attention to detail, and bold actions can lead to new ways of approaching old problems.

  • The Emotions of Leadership

    Business gurus write about Wartime CEOs and Peacetime CEOs, and how different moments call for different kinds of leadership. But success or failure is often determined not by strategic decisions, but by the emotional leadership of the people making them. What does it mean to manage our emotions as leaders? How do we stay focused on what matters? Hear from Strickler’s personal experiences and come together with others on the challenges and emotions of leadership.

  • Fireside Chat

    Strickler joins an interviewer for a lively conversation about the story of Kickstarter, becoming a Public Benefit Corporation, how to build a creative organization, the state of creativity and culture today, how to communicate effectively on the web, and what the future might have in store for our organizations and communities.

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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.

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