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Jeff Hoffman

Entrepreneur – Speaker – Humanitarian

Jeff Hoffman is an award-winning global entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker,  bestselling author, Hollywood film producer, a producer of a Grammy Award winning jazz album, and  executive producer of an Emmy Award winning television show. He is an Executive Producer and stars in  the groundbreaking new TV series GOING PUBLIC, a show where viewers worldwide can invest in the  startups that Jeff is mentoring on the air. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he  has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many  capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known successful startups, including, and more.

Jeff is the Chairman of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, which works with entrepreneurs in 190 countries, as well as being a founding board member of The Unreasonable Group, whose 289 portfolio companies have raised $6.6 billion in funding and have positively impacted more than 720 million lives  worldwide. He is also on the Advisory Board of CEED Global, the Centers for Entrepreneurship and  Executive Development, teaching entrepreneurship globally in developing countries. Jeff has supported the White House, the State Department, the United Nations, and similar organizations internationally on  economic growth initiatives and entrepreneurship programs.

Jeff is the Managing Partner of Jeff Hoffman Advisory Services, a strategic consulting firm that teaches  exponential growth to business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as teaching innovation strategies to  corporations and governments worldwide. Jeff serves on the boards of companies in the US, Europe, the  Middle East, South America, Africa, and Asia. He supports entrepreneurs and small businesses on a  worldwide basis. Jeff is also the founder and CEO of World Youth Horizons, a non-profit organization  providing homes, schools, food, and health care to children in need around the globe.

Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker, having been invited to speak in over 70 countries. He speaks on the  topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and business leadership, and is the author of the book SCALE, a  how-to guide for growing your business. Jeff also teaches innovation workshops to major corporations  on a regular basis. 

Jeff is a featured business expert seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg  News, CNBC, ABC, and NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company, the Wall Street  Journal, and more.

Jeff recently received a Humanitarian Award from Disney and Be Great, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award  from the Los Angeles Tribune for his business and philanthropic contributions. He was honored with the Champion of Entrepreneurship Award from JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Rising Tide Capital, as well as  receiving the George Brown Award for International Cooperation from the US State Department. Jeff  received the Commitment to Excellence Award from CitySummit, as well as receiving a Lifetime  Achievement Award and being inducted into the Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame for his contributions to the  field of entrepreneurship. He was also honored with the Best of the Best Award from the national CEO  association (Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization). 

Outside of the world of technology, Jeff has produced TV shows, has produced movies in Hollywood, has  produced musical events including concerts, tours, and charity events with such artists as Elton John,  Britney Spears, NSYNC, Boyz II Men, and others, and serves on numerous charity and non-profit boards.