Ben Casnocha is a student, blogger, writer and entrepreneur. Though he just 22, he is the founder of a software company, ComCate. When Ben was 12, he was highly inspired by an ad campaign of Apple Computers and he wanted to become entrepreneur. He started a software company – ComCate when he was 14.
ComCate is a leading e-government technology firm in U.S. In 2000, Ben founded ComCate with the help of Silicon Valley technologists and retired city managers. In 2006, he was included in BusinessWeek’s list of “America’s best young entrepreneurs”. At the conference of PoliticsOnline in Paris, Ben was named as one of the 25 most influential people in the world of Internet and Politics. His blog is named as one of Top 25 Blogs in Silicon Valley by The San Jose Business Journal.
Ben is an Advisor and Partner at Wasabi Ventures as well as he is a Mentor at TechStars, LLC. He co-runs the Silicon Valley Junto. He has written a book about his experiences – My Start-Up Life. Ben has given many speeches on international media including ABC’s 20/20, CNBC, CNN and USA Today.
Ben is commenter on NPR’s Marketplace and is also a contributing writer for the US State Department, Newsweek and the American Enterprise Institute. He has given speeches in more than 40 embassies, universities and association all around the world.