Innovation Leader Speaker Series: Self Awareness in a Crisis, a Conversation with Kickstarter Co-Founder, Yancey Strickler

Innovation Research Interchange & Fox School of Business at Temple University
Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00pm

Join us for a discussion with Yancey Strickler, co-founder and one-time CEO of Kickstarter, the ground-breaking crowdfunding site that has raised nearly $5 billion for more than 180,000 projects since 2005.

In this talk, Yancey will explore leadership and self-awareness in a crisis, teaching the importance of making consistent, coherent decisions, and providing a framework to do that. This talk will feature Yancey's experiences leading one of the most revolutionary new companies of recent decades and provide perspective on our current crisis. Yancey Strickler is a writer and entrepreneur. He is the cofounder and former CEO of Kickstarter, author of This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World (Viking), and the creator of Bentoism. Yancey has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People. He’s spoken at the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals, Web Summit, MIT, and events around the globe. He cofounded the artist resource The Creative Independent and the record label eMusic Selects. Yancey grew up in Clover Hollow, Virginia, and began his career as a music critic in New York City.