Power Forward Speaker Series with Peter Diamandis

Listen now to WFLA's Preston Scott talk to local entrepreneur Yuh-Mei Hutt about the upcoming Power Forward Speaker Series event with Peter Diamandis.

Global entrepreneur Peter Diamandis was the 2020 speaker in our Power Forward Speaker series, Tallahassee's largest annual business event!

Named one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune Magazine, Peter's exponential success has been driven by three core principles – Find Your Passion, Be Curious, and Never Give Up.

He has launched more than 20 companies during his entrepreneurial career in the areas of human longevity, space travel, venture capital, and education. He is co-founder of BOLD Capital Partners, a venture capital fund with $250 million investing in exponential technologies.

Diamandis is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, a non-profit that leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions that are bold, audacious and achievable. The work of XPRIZE has attracted attention and support from well-known entrepreneurs and disruptors, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

In addition to his work with the foundation, Diamandis is the Executive Founder and Director of Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges and build a better future for all.

Diamandis is a New York Times Bestselling author of two books: Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think” and BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World.” His latest book, “The Future is Faster Than You Think,” will be released in January 2020, and takes a look at how the world will change in response to the next 10 years of rapid technological disruption.

The ability to bring a speaker of such high caliber to Tallahassee was made possible through the support and partnership of the FSU Office of Research and FSU College of Business.

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Past Power Forward Speakers

Past speakers at Power Forward

Past speakers in the Power Forward Speaker Series have included Kevin O'Leary of Shark Tank, Chip Conley of Airbnb, Jim Kelly, NFL Quarterback legend, Randi Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media and former Director of Marketing at Facebook, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., and Barbara Corcoran also of ABC’s entrepreneurial hit, “Shark Tank.”

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