Mark Coopersmith

2016 Speaker

MARK COOPERSMITH is an educator, Fortune 500 executive, entrepreneur and author. A senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, he teaches and speaks on entrepreneurship, innovation and leading change to students and executives around the world. He has launched and led global businesses at the intersection of technology, media and brands for companies such as Sony and Newell Rubbermaid, has built successful Silicon Valley startups (one of his companies is now owned by Google, another addresses global water scarcity), advises leadership teams at companies such as Intel and DirecTV, and sits on several boards. Coopersmith’s entrepreneurship students have launched innovative ventures in sectors as varied as web services, medical devices, consumer electronics, business services, cancer research, education, online retail and fashion. He also mentors many entrepreneurs and teams including those at UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck accelerator. Coopersmith’s insights have been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, USA Today, The Financial Times, Fast Company and Entrepreneur and on CNN, “Fox News,” NPR and The Huffington Post. He is the inaugural author in residence at NASDAQ’s Entrepreneurial Center in SF, where shares insights from his 2015 Wiley book “The Other “F” Word,” co-authored with John Danner. Coopersmith earned his B.A. and M.B.A. degrees at UC Berkeley. @markcoopersmith

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