Linda Rottenberg

Linda Rottenberg



  • Crazy is a Compliment
  • Think Like an Entrepreneur
  • Leadership 3.0
  • De-Risking Risk
  • Skunks in the Workplace
  • Go Big and Go Home

What she offers

Linda Rottenberg, as a very inspiring entrepreneur role model, focuses on the importance of taking your own path, thinking so big that people around you call you ‘crazy’ and shares cutting-edge strategies for success and compelling—and occasionally irreverent—business lessons so that managers will come away with practical tips for adopting an entrepreneurial way of thinking essential to success in the new global economy. Linda also shares tips for building a diverse global workforce and ensuring that all employees find meaning in their work. Rottenberg motivates audiences to find ways to “go big”.

How she presents

Her very dynamic, sincere and interactive way of speaking on the stage gives her an opportunity to inspire the audiences all around the world perfectly to adopting an entrepreneurial mindset.

Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and one of TIME’s 100 “Innovators for the 21st century,” Linda Rottenberg is considered among the world’s most dynamic experts on entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership. A frequent lecturer at Fortune 500 companies, Rottenberg is the subject of four case studies by Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her pioneering work also earned her a host of nicknames: ABC and NPR declared her “the entrepreneur whisperer,” Tom Friedman dubbed her the world’s “mentor capitalist,” Business Insider named her “Ms. Davos,” and for years she was known as “la chica loca” (the crazy girl) for insisting that entrepreneurs existed not only in Silicon Valley but also in emerging markets around the World.

Ms. Rottenberg is Co-founder and CEO of Endeavor, the world’s leading organization supporting high-impact entrepreneurs. Headquartered in New York with 50 offices across the globe, Endeavor identifies, mentors, and co-invests in individuals with the biggest ideas, the likeliest potential to build companies that matter, and the greatest ability to inspire others. Since 1997, Rottenberg’s network has screened 40,000 candidates, handpicked 1,000 Endeavor Entrepreneurs, and helped them grow to provide 400,000 jobs and generate $7 billion annually. After spawning entrepreneurship ecosystems around the world, in 2013 Endeavor brought its proven scaleup model to the U.S.

Ms. Rottenberg serves on the board of Zayo Group, a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure (NYSE: ZAYO). She a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and serves on the entrepreneurship steering committee of the World Economic Forum. Ms. Rottenberg has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, Financial Times, USA Today, Strategy + Business, People, Glamour, and MORE, and has appeared on GMA, The Today Show, Morning Joe, Nightline, NPR, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg News. Dell featured her in its “Take Your Own Path” ad campaign and Veuve Clicquot named her Businesswoman of the Year.


  • Crazy is a Compliment (2014)


“Few people have more insight into what makes great entrepreneurs a success. Linda brings a dynamic presence, a keen intellect, and road-tested experience to the stage.”

“It was great to have Linda with us in New York City. We appreciated her taking the time to share the wonderful Endeavor story with our guests. Her perspective contributed so much to what we wanted the CEO Summit to accomplish.”

“Linda was impressive and inspiring – made a difference to our global partners and we are grateful she attended.”

Presentation Languages: English

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