Keynotes & Topics

Presented in his signature no-holds-barred style, Scott Gerber’s lively keynotes combine proven advice, anecdotes of failures past and real-world insight to teach aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners, students, business leaders, nonprofit executives and recent college graduates about a variety of topics. He has served as a keynote and moderator at dozens of corporate events, conferences and universities. His signature keynotes include:

Featured Keynotes

Rise of the Superconnector
Fast Company has called Scott Gerber “Gen Y’s super connector.” In this presentation, he shares the inside story of building YEC from 0 people to an invite-only community of over 1,000 of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. During the presentation, Gerber outlines his step-by-step approach to building meaningful relationships, offers advice on how to adjust your “networking mindset,” and shares actionable tips for curating an engaged community of your own.

Never Get a “Real” Job: My 10 Biggest Mistakes
Find out how Gerber bounced back from his first failure (and near bankruptcy) to go on to start many successful businesses, without ever having a “real” job. Gerber shares various lessons learned, including why you must kill your ego; Darwin + Murphy = Reality; avoiding a bottomless money pit; business plans suck; how to act like a startup; and shoestrapping, because the boot is too expensive.


Other topics include building a strong community online and offline; the best strategies for raising capital for your business or startup; how to pitch the media and win; building selling systems; and how to run your business from mobile devices. Gerber also creates custom presentations based on client requests and is available to moderate panel discussions and host corporate events. For more information please contact us at info@scottdgerber.com.

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About Scott

Scott Gerber is Founder and CEO of CommunityCo and founder of YEC and Forbes Councils. He is an industry leader in building and managing personalized, invitation-only communities for world-class executives, entrepreneurs and professionals. Scott is an expert on youth entrepreneurship, community building, youth unemployment in America, recent college grad unemployment and small business.

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