Finding Your Passion: You Too, Can Change the World
Blass draws from his experience and the lessons learned as a social entrepreneur to inspire and motivate, ensuring audiences that by finding their passion, maximizing their unique abilities, and embracing change, one person can indeed change our world.
Fundraising 2.0: Revealing & Raising the Invisible Millions
Blass, credited with “revolutionizing charitable giving,” offers an evocative and eye-opening look into human nature, delving into the psychology of giving as well as the power of social networks and grassroots activism. Blass explores how technological innovation is changing the face of philanthropy, and offers thought-provoking strategies for fundraising success.
Priceless Strategies From an Innovator: How to Thrive in Challenging Times
Discover the essential characteristics of successful leaders, innovators, and innovative organizations; grasp some of the challenges you must overcome, and learn how to generate international buzz and excitement for your innovations with increasingly limited resources.
Social Media Marketing Secrets & Web 2.0: Harness the Power of Community
Develop a game-winning social media marketing strategy. Beat the competition by employing best practices for success. Learn how to foster deeper relationships with your customers, promote your programs, and leverage your exuberant customer base to evangelize your brand and take it global.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
TOP INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Wharton and Oxford-educated, Alexander Blass is an internationally acclaimed American entrepreneur and innovator who has traveled to over 40 countries and appeared in hundreds of media outlets, including multiple cover stories. He is the grand prize winner of the Daily Record's Top Innovator of the Year Award, which credited him with "revolutionizing charitable giving" in 2007 for inventing person-to-person giving technology on the Internet. He presently serves as CEO of Alexander Blass International, an executive consulting and training firm.
Alexander keynotes some of the world's most prestigious conferences on innovation/creativity, leadership change, business development, and entrepreneurship, including the Stars of Business Awards in Dubai, the European Conference on Creativity and Innovation, the World Management Forum, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Entrepreneurship Summit, the Abu Dhabi Innovation Forum in the United Arab Emirates, EPIC in New York City, and IBM INNOVATE in India to an audience of 2,000 people, to name a few.
Frequently interviewed by the media, Alexander is a highly sought after and inspirational keynote speaker, Master Class presenter, invited expert and consultant. Through his high energy, dynamic, and inspirational presentation style, he enjoys sharing his vast expertise, passion, vision and fascinating experiences with top corporate business audiences at Fortune 500 and Global 1000 organizations, as well as associations, non-profits, and university students. Alexander is also the recipient of the Daily Record's Influential Marylanders Award, as well as the Baltimore Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 Executives Award. He was also honored as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School of Business.
Previously, Alexander was a venture capitalist, strategy consultant, senior government executive, and software developer, beginning his career at KPMG Consulting. During his tenure as a venture capitalist, one of the fund's portfolio companies went from a $500,000 fund investment to a nearly $500 million all-cash acquisition by a Fortune 50 corporation. He has worked with leading organizations worldwide on opportunities totaling over $1 billion, as well as serving on boards of various for-profit and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and overseas. Alexander has been an invited expert at the National Science Foundation on a dozen occasions, making investment recommendations on over $100 million of emerging technologies for the U.S. government.
He has appeared in numerous media outlets globally including the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Associated Press, BusinessWeek, Globe & Mail, International Herald Tribune, The Independent, The Guardian, Melbourne Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, FOX, Forbes, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, The Sun, Information Week, Internet Evolution, Daily Record, South African Broadcasting Corporation, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Voice of Africa, Khaleej Times, Al Ittihad, Dubai Eye, and many more.
Alexander received an MBA from Oxford University in England. He also holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he concurrently studied at the Wharton School of Business. Alexander is a proud first generation American and son of a Holocaust survivor, who from a young age instilled in him the sanctity of life and importance of making a difference in the world.