The grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, Wharton and Oxford-educated Alexander Blass is one of today’s top innovators and sought after speakers. Join our clients on five continents that have experienced his fascinating keynote presentations and masterclass training workshops.


  • "Nobody could have personified IBM INNOVATE better than Alexander Blass!"
  • “Alexander Blass energized the crowd with his high octane presentation."
  • "We love you. You rocked it!"
  • "Thank you very much. It was a great presentation indeed!"
  • "I LOVED working with Alexander Blass. If you get the chance to have a conference with him, do it… right away!"
  • "He kept the audience on the edge of their seats."
  • "I really enjoyed him. A lot of energy, a lot of content… I was very impressed by him."
  • "He gave us a revelation into the meaning of innovation. He brought it close to our hearts, our minds, and our soul."
  • "This was one of the best presentations I have ever seen. And I could see the difference and how it was more effective than other presentations. I am so happy I attended."
  • "It was very inspirational... from the session I learned and realized many things that I can do personally."
  • "I really enjoyed the talk today on innovation. There were many thought provoking questions, and the wisdom shared by him was amazing."
  • "His presentation was very inspirational, sincere, and candid. It easily reached the heart of the audience, which is not normally the case with most of the business presentations."
  • "Very inspiring. I request that he will give influential speeches to the next generation to make more innovations and bring change to the world."
  • "Your innovations will help many people in their lives and never end on this Earth."
  • "I'm so happy I was there for the session. He customized his presentation to the Indian audience and culture, which was very innovative."
  • "Alexander’s session was truly inspirational. He talked about how innovation can occur at the individual and even at the organizational level. Everybody can make a difference and add value."
  • "Of all the recent people I have met, Alexander Blass is the most influential in my life from now on."
  • "It was really awesome! As entrepreneurs, we have to be a little crazy and think differently than how the crowd thinks. So it was completely relevant to our thinking."
  • "It was excellent, the points, the flow, everything. It was very nice the way the audience was involved. I learned that we need to try to do something a little different every day in the space that we are in."
  • "This session was truly great. It brought about the hidden self in myself and others. It ignited the passion to innovate. This was kindled in everyone."
  • "The presentation was truly awesome; I was absolutely floored. If you asked me yesterday, what I thought of innovation, well now, wow, it has been totally redefined!"
  • " I’ve seen many seminars, but the presentation I heard from Alexander Blass was really exemplary. I never heard a presentation like this in my life."
  • "This is one of the best presentations I have ever seen. It was more effective and I could see the differences between other presentations. The message was very clear and it was more inspirational."
  • "After hearing the speech from him, my mind started churning and im really into it. Let’s innovate something!"
  • "Wow, it was undoubtedly one of the best sessions I have ever attended. The key takeaway for me was that if you breathe, if you eat for your living, you should innovate for your living. Thanks a lot, Alexander!"
  • "Wow, he captivated the audience and kept them spellbound with his speech… he took the ancient Indian culture and perfectly blended it with modern day technology. He kept us all motivated and inspired."
  • "IBM INNOVATE was best because of Alexander Blass. His speech was amazing. To Indians I say he must come again and again, and do numerous presentations."
  • "I firmly believe that if you truly want to change your life, get Alexander Blass to wherever you are… he will let you become the change you really want to be. So for Mr. Blass, we all love you!"
  • "Alexander Blass was the best part of the entire EPIC conference in New York City. I felt as if he was speaking directly to me, and the other audience members felt the same way. He was also easy to approach afterwards and very friendly. I would highly recommend Alexander Blass for your conference."
  • "He encouraged all the entrepreneurs of Colombia to think differently and outside of the box. It was a very good conference with a lot of knowledge that we are happy to receive from him."
  • "He did a great job! I can tell he did a lot of research and customized the conference. I highly recommend him and will have him back in the near future."
  • "I was very encouraged and reminded of things we have to do in our everyday business around innovation. It was a very inspiring presentation."
  • "Our fun late day session has already helped me think more creatively about future entrepreneurial ideas!"
  • "It was quite moving, quite persuasive, quite detail-oriented…it was really fantastic. He talked about innovation being at the intersection of business and impacting people’s lives. It was a wonderful speech and I enjoyed it very much."
  • "I go to a lot of events every year, and I hear a lot of speakers. Alexander Blass is by far one of the more dynamic speakers I have ever heard. Innovation is a tremendous motivation for us internally, and I got a lot of points out of this meeting I can share with my clients."
  • "Alexander presented an excellent speech at the Innovation Forum. He linked innovation trends to local and regional issues, connecting the best practices of the West to local contextualized issues and bridging those two worlds. One of those areas is sustainability."
  • "Alexander’s remarks were really on point, as we have are going through an aggressive new strategic planning initiative. We are trying to move the association to the next level. He really hit points on how staff should be engaged in that and involved, and think differently and more creatively."
  • "I attended Alexander Blass’s keynote speech today at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Entrepreneurship Summit. It was one of the most amazing speeches I’ve ever heard. I think it is the right moment for people around the world to come and look at this area of the world and find opportunities."
  • "Alexander’s Blass’s presentation was very helpful for us. We are looking forward to meeting him again in Saudi Arabia!"
  • "This is one of those presentations, one of those learning experiences that really get to your intellectual part, but it really touched my heart as well."
  • "Alexander Blass inspired my life. When I was a child, my mother told me to never push my comfort zone. Now I am conscious that I need to innovate in my job, my products and services, for my clients."
  • "Alexander Blass is an inspiration to others. I recommend and hope that you will have the opportunity to listen to Alexander in one moment in your life."
  • "Thank you for being our keynote speaker at our leadership conference. It was an amazing presentation and the feedback was very, very, very good. Your presentation at our Latin American convention was amazing too."
  • "Alexander Blass is amazing. I gained a lot of information from his education and experience in creativity and innovation. I would highly recommend you attend one of his classes!"
  • "Every now and then, along comes a speaker so impressive you can’t help but take notice. Alexander is an amazing presenter with equally amazing credentials."

Alexander’s Bio

Alexander Blass is an internationally acclaimed American innovator. He invented the world’s first personal crowdfunding website and business method, which grew to a $10 billion a year industry in less than a decade after spreading rapidly on the Internet and helping millions of people around the globe. For this incredible achievement, he received the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, which credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving.” He presently serves as CEO and Chief Innovator of the Innovation Institute of America, and has traveled to over 65 countries and appeared in hundreds of media outlets.


Alexander’s clients span five continents across numerous industries, and include some of the world’s largest and most prestigious companies such as IBM, Mastercard, KPMG, Toyota, Saudi Aramco, Travelport, Statoil, West Corporation, TPI, Solvay, Fonterra, and Dialog; as well as government agencies, universities, associations and many more.

He is the guest keynote speaker and masterclass presenter at leading conferences on innovation/creativity, leadership/change, business development and entrepreneurship. Examples include the Abu Dhabi Innovation Forum, KPMG Annual Convention, the World Management Forum, the Mastercard Innovation Forum, the Inspiring Innovation Awards in Europe, the Aramco Innovation Forum, the European Conference on Creativity and Innovation, the Stars of Business Awards in Dubai, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Entrepreneurship Summit, EPIC in New York, E-VOLVE in Mexico, HR SUMMIT in Singapore, INNOCONF in Malaysia, the Business Leadership Forum in South America, the IIT Bombay Entrepreneurship Summit, and IBM INNOVATE in India to an audience of 2,000 people.

Alexander was honored as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School of Business. He also received the Baltimore Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Executives Award and the Daily Record’s Influential Marylanders Award.

Previously, Alexander was a venture capitalist, strategy consultant, and software developer, beginning his career at KPMG Consulting. He has worked with leading organizations on opportunities totaling over $1 billion, and made investment recommendations on over $100 million of emerging technologies for the U.S. government as an invited expert on many investment panels at the National Science Foundation.

He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Associated Press, BusinessWeek, Times of India, FOX, The Independent, Economic Times, Voice of Africa, Khaleej Times, Dubai Eye, HRM Asia, Portafolio, Private Sector Qatar, and many more.

Alexander received an MBA from Oxford University in England. He also holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he concurrently studied at the Wharton School of Business.

Alexander has spoken to employees from many of the world’s leading organizations, including:


A first-generation American, Alexander is always exploring and has traveled to 65 countries in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

Austria Bahrain Belgium Bosnia Burma Cambodia Canada Cayman Islands China Colombia Costa Rica Czech Republic Denmark England France Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Ireland Israel Italy Japan Jordan Korea Kosovo Laos Liechtenstein Luxembourg Malaysia Mexico Morocco Oman Palestine Panama Poland Portugal Saudi Arabia Scotland Serbia Singapore Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Thailand The Netherlands Turkey United Arab Emirates Vietnam Wales


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