Hi, I’m Jeffrey Donenfeld – a lifelong adventurer, explorer, innovator, and motivator. I speak on a wide range of topics, from motivational careers to aspirational adventures to technical how-to’s. Let’s talk.

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Speaker Jeffrey Donenfeld delivering the keynote speech on Startup Investing in the USA at the 2019 GoViral Conference in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Recent Talks

Teaching Global Innovation Catalyst’s iX Online October 2021 Program Fundraising and Ownership Workshop

Speaking on Entrepreneurship with the Russian CIEE Russia Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship Virtual Exchange Program

Judging Denver Startup Week Elevator Pitches.. in an Elevator!

Reverse Pitching Boomtown at Denver Startup Week

Mentoring German Marshall Fund YTLI Fellows

Leading the Montreal StartupFest 2019 “Startup Accelerator Communities” Roundtable Discussion

Guiding discussion on Startup Network Building at Montreal StartupFest

Speaker Jeffrey Donenfeld delivering the keynote speech on Startup Investing in the USA at the 2019 GoViral Conference in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Keynote – “Startup Investing in the United States” at Kazakhstan’s GoViral Conference

Forbes KZ – Making the connection between US and KZ investors

Discussing Kazakh startups going international at GoViral Almaty

How to position your startup for investors – GoViral KZ Interview

Interviewing on How Central Asian startups can position themselves for US investors at GoViral.kz

Discussing Where Traditional and Digital Nomads Meet at GoViral Almaty

Mentoring Startups from Emerging Markets at Seedstars World Summit 2019

Discussing life in Antarctica on REN TV Russia’s “The Riddles of Humanity”

Mentoring startups at the Seedstars CEE Summit

Pitching Boomtown at the University of Colorado’s Tech Transfer Office Accelerator Seminar

Mentoring Startup Summer Pitch Night

Teaching the Galvanize Workshop: What’s Next for My Startup?

Discussing International Investing and Russian Startups on The Syndicate Podcast

Mentoring future global entrepreneurs at the Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum

Teaching US entrepreneurial mindset at More Ideas Sochi

Lecturing on startup trends in the United States at the Kazan IT Park Business Incubator

Discussing American startup investing with The Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

Speaking to The Internet Initiatives Development Fund on startup investing in the United States

How to move your startup to the USA and get accepted by a top US startup accelerator…

Speaking on the Triple Bottom Line at University of Denver Margery Reed Hall

Speaking at Longmont Startup Week – That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Jeffrey Donenfeld moderating boulder startup week photography panel

Moderating Boulder Startup Week 2017’s Future Tech Photography 2.0 Panel

Moderating New York Travel Festival’s Technology in Travel Startups Panel

Moderating the Longmont NewTech eCommerce Technology Panel

Buffs in the Biz: Stories of CU Success

Speaking at Boulder Startup Week 2016 – Future of Tech: The World in 2026

Speaking at Ignite Chanukah 2016 – “The Frozen Chosen: Jews in Antarctica”

Discussing Antarctica with Third-Graders

Talk: The Making of an Antarctic Science Expedition with Jeffrey Donenfeld

I’ll Be Speaking at Neptune Mountaineering about Antarctica on August 27th 2015

Speaking on Living and Working at the South Pole, Antarctica at Neptune Mountaineering

Wrapping Up: The 2014 New York Travel Festival

Speaking About Antarctica at Percolate Inspire

Speaking On The Tokyo News To Houtoku About Panasonic