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Jeff Hoffman, Global Leader in Entrepreneurship, Confirmed to Keynote NEXT Venture Pitch

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

This proven CEO, bestselling author and worldwide motivational speaker will help you focus on how to grow your business

Greenville, 2020 - NEXT Upstate announced today that Jeff Hoffman has been confirmed to deliver a virtual opening keynote for their 5th annual conference this September. The online event spans 3 half-days from September 15th-17th, 2020.

Jeff Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur, recognized CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, bestselling author, Hollywood film producer, a producer of a Grammy winning jazz album, and executive producer of an Emmy Award winning television show. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known successful startups, including, and more.

With our focus on education for entrepreneurs, Jeff will share lessons learned during the early stages of growth at numerous startup’s he’s been involved in and what it takes to start an innovative business. “You don’t become an entrepreneur,” said Hoffman. “You become a problem solver who sees this ‘thing’ that needs fixing. Then, you become obsessed with solving the problem. Everything else is a detail.”

Hoffman has been invited to speak in over 60 countries where he discusses the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship and business leadership. Subjects that are attractive to entrepreneurs facing similar challenges around the globe. Jeff is also the author of the book SCALE, a how-to guide for growing your business.

About NEXT

NEXT attracts and grows high-impact, knowledge-based companies by developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem and connecting entrepreneurs to it. NEXT is a production of the Greenville Chamber and currently supports over 130 knowledge-based companies in Upstate South Carolina.

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Christy Ashkettle

Director of Communications & Culture

(864) 751-4845

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