Vitaly M. Golomb – Keynote Speaker

Why Vitaly

Vitaly M. Golomb is a highly regarded speaker at events around the world – from intimate workshops to thought leadership on global culture at TEDxSanFrancisco to industry conference keynotes with audiences of thousands. Get in touch to discuss your event.

Vitaly is a passionate speaker on innovation, startups, entrepreneurship, and design. His insights and deep subject matter expertise come from years of hands-on experience as a tech CEO, designer, marketer, and investor.

Vitaly adapts his presentations to inspire and educate each audience. He makes complex business topics unambiguous and accessible while his listeners come away encouraged and informed with the latest techniques to follow their passions.

Popular Topics

Accelerated Startup

Traditional business schools are not prepared to provide the evolving skills and mentorship required to build tomorrow’s billion dollar companies. Many are choosing to apply to accelerators instead of MBAs and learn by doing at a rapid pace. Vitaly’s upcoming book provides all of the latest tools and techniques used by the world’s top accelerator programs to manufacture successful startups. In this dynamic presentation, Vitaly discusses innovation’s importance to society, why accelerators are the new MBA, and how to get into and leverage the top programs.

Innovation at Startup Speed

It took Slack less than 21 months to reach the same $2B value as the 164 year-old New York Times. Uber went from taking a piece of the San Francisco taxi market, to quadrupling it in less than 4 years. Today startups are disrupting markets at an increasingly faster pace and enterprises find themselves having to innovate or fade away. In this presentation, Vitaly surfaces key techniques startup founders use to rapidly develop new products and markets that can be applied to new projects within organizations of any size.

Don’t Be A Wantrepreneur

Many dream of one day becoming their own boss, but few make the leap from talking about it to doing it. Be it the next hot app or a coffee shop, most ideas never come to fruition because fear can be a stronger emotion than hope. At any given event in Silicon Valley or around the world, there are numerous dreamers who need that extra push. In this presentation, Vitaly lays out the personality traits that separate entrepreneurs from the rest, how to identify ideas that can become valuable companies and how to turn them into reality.

Pitching Like a Boss

Pitching is storytelling with a hook. A good pitch can get an investor excited, land a crucial partnership, close a deal with that big customer, or bring on board that rockstar employee. Mastering the art and science of pitching is crucial to entrepreneurs, sales people, and marketers. In the past few years, Vitaly has trained thousands on how to pitch, including startups in some of the world’s leading accelerator programs that went on to raise millions of dollars. In this highly popular presentation, he lays out the anatomy of a pitch, how to engage the audience with the right call to action, and the unspoken body language to bring it all together.

Design Driven

Apple owes the title of the world’s most valuable company to its genius in design. Good design is never accidental and at the core of a successful product is an elegant solution to a painful problem. Design has earned a very important seat at the table with today’s companies especially in the world of software and apps. In this highly engaging presentation, Vitaly covers principles and business value of good design, design disciplines, how to hire and work with designers, and the design success formula.

Startup Here, Startup Now

It is easier to launch a startup anywhere in the world than it was in Silicon Valley in 1999. Technology, commerce, and marketing platforms make it possible to be in business in minutes. While Silicon Valley will continue to be the center of the innovation universe, numerous exciting opportunities are available just about anywhere. In this custom presentation, Vitaly brings the latest data on industry growth and venture capital trends, analysis of opportunities and challenges in the regional market, and what it takes to succeed on a global scale.

Select Conferences and Events

TEDxSan Francisco 2015

RiseUp Summit – Cairo, Egypt

Startup Grind Kyiv – Kyiv, Ukraine

Startup AddVenture Eastern Europe 2015 – Gdynia, Budapest, Zagreb

Startup AddVenture Middle East 2015 – Cairo, Baku, Antalya

Startup AddVenture Kyiv 2013 – Kyiv, Ukraine

Geeks on a Plane Middle East 2015 – Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Amman, Cairo

Geeks on a Plane South East Asia 2014 – Singapore, Nagkok, Jakarta, Manila

Geeks on a Plane Latin America 2013 – Mexico City, Bogota, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Geeks on a Plane Eastern Europe 2012 – Moscow, Tallinn, Berlin, Zagreb

Global Technology Symposium – Menlo Park, California

Spain Startup – The South Summit – Madrid, Spain

Silicon Valley Comes to The Baltics – Vilnius, Lithuania

How To Web – Bucharest, Romania

Bitspiration – Krakow, Poland

ICT Summit – Warsaw, Poland

Startup Belarus – Minsk, Belarus

Startup Village – Moscow, Russia

Startup Island – Hvar, Croatia

FundraiseIT – Belgrade, Serbia

SarajevoFTW – Sarajevo, Bosnia

Startup Istanbul – Istanbul, Turkey

Startup Turkey – Antalya, Turkey

Kre8tif – Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

Accelerate – Beirut, Lebanon

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