Vice President of Singularity University (SU) Labs, Entrepreneurship Chair and Global Evangelist & Author of The Heretic
Pascal heads up everything Entrepreneurship at Singularity University, including the Startup Program, Global Expansion and the Entrepreneurship Track where he inspires, educates and empowers entrepreneurs tackling the world’s most intractable problems leveraging exponential technologies. Read More >
TEDTalk: The Participant Culture
DIE ZEIT - Smashing Ideas 2016
BSR Conference 2015 - Innovate and Inspire
Start Up Week Vienna - Never Walk
GroupM: What's Next
World Business Dialogue
Pascal Finette takes you on a roller coaster ride to an exponential future where AI, robotics, synthetic biology, 3D printing and other technologies converge. Along the way, he shares the untold stories and insights of Silicon Valley’s most important technologists and previews the most influential technologies of the next 10 years. This whirlwind tour of the future will shift your thinking from linear to exponential and your mindset from scarcity to abundance — envisioning a future where humanity’s greatest challenges are overcome.
In his highly inspiring book and widely read e-newsletter, “The Heretic,” Pascal Finette provides “daily therapeutics” to tens of thousands of readers around the globe. His humorous, uplifting, opinionated and practical advice for entrepreneurs resonates with anyone who leads, innovates, takes risks, deals with failure, motivates others, dares to be different, or is searching for greater meaning in their daily work. Acknowledging that all the struggles, disappointments and frustrations are what will help us grow and achieve, Pascal inspires us as individuals and teams with personal stories, anecdotes and insights from the crazy and exhilarating world of Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship and business today.
In his many roles at Singularity University, Pascal Finette has an enviable view of how Silicon Valley’s top entrepreneurs think and act, what makes a unicorn a unicorn, and how every business can learn from the “Start Up Way.” Based on SU’s work with organizations ranging from early stage start ups to the Fortune 50, Pascal shares invaluable discoveries and insights into the common success factors across the spectrum. No matter what stage your business is at, or how large your organization is, you’ll learn valuable lessons that will make you more nimble, innovative and ahead of the curve.
In a connected world, the way we innovate and do business is changing rapidly and radically. By embracing the "wisdom of the crowds" and co-creating with customers and suppliers, we can tap into a resource that was never before possible: a universe of experts and an infinitely deeper and wider talent pool. Singularity’s Pascal Finette explores why organizations that adopt these principles are outcompeting the market and their much larger and better-resourced rivals. Drawing upon his experiences at Mozilla, the pioneer at leveraging its open source roots, Pascal explores the unlikely success story of the Firefox web browser (now used by more than 500 million worldwide) and emerging trends today. You’ll learn what works, what’s next and how to leverage these essential competitive advantages in your own organization.
"Pascal was wonderful. We only wish every keynote we hired was as professional, timely, self-sufficient, etc. His talk was perfect for our group, and he was a pleasure to work with!"
"Wonderful to have you with us for the Endeavor Fellows program last week – I think none of us will ever be the same after your amazing lecture. From Jordan to Indonesia to Argentina to Greece, the Endeavor network is abuzz with talk of your exponential thinking and inspiration. Thank you."
"Fiercely passionate, authentic, and infectious are words that come to mind to best describe Pascal both on and off the stage. His keynote delivered a hefty dose of disruptive thinking – exactly what the industry needed at the time – and challenged every attendee to adopt the mindset of a true innovator."
"A pet a peeve of mine as an event organizer is that when you get a speaker at the advanced stage of their career they are usually groomed to the point of not really saying anything of real substance. Pascal blew me away by pulling no punches in a talk which was easily one of the highlights of #tldrconf."
"Pascal’s talk was one of the highlights of Startup Week 2011. On every slide, with every word you could feel the passion and knowledge for the topic of entrepreneurship. Besides, he is an absolutely genuine person and always fun to talk with."
"The participants were mind blown by the presentation and I can’t imagine a better way to wrap up the programming for the week. They have been raving about it ever since and many have said it was the highlight of the whole week. Thank you again for what was truly a trip highlight and for empowering these kids to believe that they can create the future!"
"You blew the minds of everyone today! Your session received universal praise and it quickly became one of our all-time favorite sessions. Thank you for your time, flexibility, dynamism and inspiration."
"Your presentation got the highest and most excitement of all the webinars at Bayer!!! I’m getting lots of emails and chats – people just loved it! Maybe some people are forever changed because of it."