Mark Coopersmith

Bestselling Author and Entrepreneur

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Domestic In-Person (USA):

$10,000 – $20,000*

International In-Person:

$20,000 - $30,000*


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Mark Coopersmith is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, Fortune 500 executive, and educator. A Senior Fellow, Lecturer, and Faculty Director at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, he teaches innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to current and future leaders at Berkeley and internationally. He has built and run global businesses for Sony and Newell Rubbermaid, has launched successful Silicon Valley startups (his e-commerce startup WebOrder is now owned by Google), and speaks often to audiences around the world.  Mark has mentored hundreds of startup teams which have launched groundbreaking new ventures in sectors as varied as web services, consumer electronics, medical devices, internet-of-things, education, cleantech, fintech, and fashion.

Mark is a frequent media commentator, with insights featured in The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Financial Times, and Fast Company, and on media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, and NPR. He has also shared his insights in talks and working sessions with leadership teams from Google, Disney, IDEO, Salesforce, Oracle, Wells Fargo Bank, Daimler Benz, Samsung, Barclay’s,  and Genentech, and government and public sector leaders from every continent.

Mark is the founding Author in Residence of the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center. His Amazon best-selling book, The Other 'F' Word – co-authored with John Danner - helps leaders and teams put failure to work to drive innovation and growth.

Mark earned his BA and MBA degrees at UC Berkeley. He lives in Marin County with his college sweetheart Lori, with whom he has two children. He enjoys skiing, tennis, mountain biking, and cooking.

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Entrepreneurship Deconstructed, Silicon Valley Style

Three Keys to Successful Corporate Entrepreneurship: Driving New Growth Inside the Large Enterprise

The Rise of the Machines

The Other “F” Word: Driving Innovation and Growth through a More Productive Relationship with Failure

Each of these talks stands on its own as a keynote address or session. Additionally, for groups seeking a more interactive experience and a deeper dive, Mark can build workshops, exercises, and related activities to accompany these topics. These additional activities help participants roll up their sleeves, try out these tools and concepts, and put them to work investigating new opportunities and new approaches for themselves and their organizations.

How to Teach Entrepreneurship
The Value of Experimentation and Failure in Startups
How Failure Drive Innovation in Silicon Valley
What Do Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Do Differently?
Experimentation in Startups vs Enterprise

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"Our entire leadership team was really moved and motivated by the time we spent with you. You awoke a sleeping giant within our organization – a great problem to have in these uncertain times!"

General Manager, Major Public Utility

"Your talk yesterday in front of such a large group at our headquarters was truly exceptional: you engaged the audience so well, had so many relevant examples that drove your points home, and above all the topic and your approach resonated so well with all of us.  So many people commented to me afterwards how much they enjoyed your presentation and learned from it. It was the perfect combination of fun and actionable content!"

Head of Strategy and Business Development, Samsung Electronics

“Start putting this book to work before you make another move—if you want to succeed.”

Guy Kawasaki
Startup Guru