Jeff Hoffman is a serial entrepreneur and internationally recognized innovator who has been a founder and CEO in a number of startups and high growth companies, including Priceline.com, uBid.com, and ColorJar. Jeff writes a regular column on innovation and entrepreneurship for Inc. Magazine, and works with the White House, the Executive Office of the President, and the US State Department, to support business and economic growth initiatives all over the world.
Jeff serves on the international advisory boards of Global Entrepreneurship Week (the Kauffman Foundation), the APEC Startup Initiative (21 member nations), JumpStart, and the US State Department’s GIST program (Global Innovation through Science and Technology),
Jeff recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization for his contributions to the field of entrepreneurship, as well as being inducted into the Hall of Fame by the National CEO Council, and receiving the 2012 Champion of Entrepreneurship Award from Rising Tide Capital and JP Morgan Chase. Jeff has twice been honored as one of the 25 Most Influential Executives in Travel and Tourism Worldwide.
Outside of the world of technology, Jeff has served as the Chairman and CEO of Black Sky
Entertainment, producing movies such as the successful horror film Cabin Fever, and producing concert, tour, and charity events with such artists as Elton John, Britney Spears, NSYNC, and others.
Jeff is an internationally recognized motivational speaker, having spoken at conferences and events in 2012 in South America, Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Jeff is also a featured business expert seen on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, ABC, and featured in publications including Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.