Ben is the 25-year-old founder and CEO of Quirky. His entrepreneurial journey started during his senior year of high school with a second mortgage on his parents’ house and the founding of an iPod accessory company called mophie. Shortly after mophie won “Best of Show” at MacWorld 2006, Ben discovered his passion for involving people around the
Ben is the 25-year-old founder and CEO of Quirky. His entrepreneurial journey started during his senior year of high school with a second mortgage on his parents’ house and the founding of an iPod accessory company called mophie. Shortly after mophie won “Best of Show” at MacWorld 2006, Ben discovered his passion for involving people around the world in the development of new consumer products. The rapid growth of the mophie brand led to its acquisition in August of 2007, which allowed Ben to focus his efforts on bringing his idea of ‘social product development’ to the next level. After two years of research and development on the unique technology platform that became the foundation of his future work, Ben publicly launched Quirky in June of 2009. A passionate and opinionated speaker, Ben talks Quirky, products and design to audiences around the world. His work has landed him in hundreds of newspapers (New York Times, USA Today, New York Observer), magazines (Business Week, Entrepreneur, WIRED) and TV networks (CNBC, FOX Business News, The Today Show). In 2007, Inc Magazine named Ben the top entrepreneur in the country under the age of 30. He was 20 at the time. Other than participating in the development of awesome new products, Ben’s favorite things include his wife Nikki, his dog Maggie, his niece Lily, Jay-Z, cool kicks and black t-shirts.
Specialties:de-suiting suits, product development, design management,
Breaker, Maker, Founder, CEO @ quirky makes invention accessible. From March 2009 to August 2015 (6 years 6 months) founder @ kluster was years of technological trial & error. the result was the backbone of quirky. From July 2007 to August 2009 (2 years 2 months) founder @ mophie made iPod condoms and iPod condoms with batteries inside. From March 2005 to July 2007 (2 years 5 months) founder @ bkmedia was my excuse to cut class in high school. I made websites and cheesy wedding videos. From February 2002 to March 2005 (3 years 2 months)
drop out @ Champlain College From 2006 to 2006 Ben Kaufman is skilled in: Entrepreneurship, Creative Direction, Product Development, Marketing, Product Design, Business Development, User-centered Design, Television, Web Development, Digital Marketing, Design Thinking, Management Consulting, Public Speaking, Social Commerce, Leadership, Design Strategy, Mobile Marketing, New Business Development, User Interface Design, Online Advertising, Interaction Design, E-commerce, Mergers & Acquisitions, Online Marketing, Social Media, Start-ups, Marketing Strategy, SEO, Angel Investing, Graphic Design, Strategy, Business Strategy, Strategic Partnerships, Venture Capital, Social Media Marketing, Design Management, Community Management, User Experience, Industrial Design, Product Management, Mergers, Digital Strategy, Open Innovation, Concept Development, Public Relations, Email Marketing, Product Marketing
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