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Alex Banayan  

Author & World’s Youngest Venture Capitalist

Alex Banayan is the youngest bestselling business author in American history. A renowned expert on perseverance and exponential growth, Banayan has presented the Third Door™ framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Snapchat, Salesforce, Delta Airlines, Mastercard, and Disney.

The Third Door chronicles Banayan's seven-year quest to uncover the definitive mindset of success. The book is a #1 international bestseller, has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been acclaimed by the New York Post as "a joy to read." Named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" list and Business Insider's "Most Powerful People Under 30," Alex Banayan is his generation's leading expert in high performance and personal development, having been featured in FORTUNE, CNBC, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, MSNBC, Fox News, and NBC News.

The day before his freshman-year final exams, Alex Banayan hacked The Price is Right, won a sailboat, sold it, and used the money to fund his quest to learn from the world's most innovative leaders. Over the course of his unprecedented journey, Banayan interviewed Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Jessica Alba, Quincy Jones, and more.

Banayan's keynotes have had far-reaching effects, acting as the catalyst for a new way of thinking. The Third Door™ framework has helped individuals discover unconventional routes to achieve their biggest dreams and has aided Fortune 500 companies to take new approaches to sales, marketing, and exponential growth.

Since the publication of The Third Door, Banayan has brought his message of possibility to millions of people in more than one hundred countries. At the core of Banayan's mission is his belief that, "When you change what someone believes is possible, you change what becomes possible."

Speech Topics

The Third Door For Sales: How to Re-Train and Re- Invigorate Your Sales Team to Find a Way Through Any Door

The 5 Milennial & Gen Z Trends That Will Impact the Next 30 Years of Your Business: The Surprising Insights You Need to Ensure the Success of Your Organization

Exponential Growth: How to Think Differently, Transform Your Business, and Achieve Your Most Important Goals

There's Always a Way: How to Cultivate Resilient, Focused, and Energized Teams During Uncertain Times


Alex Banayan, 22 - In Photos: 2015 30 Under 30: Venture Capital ...

Venture associate, Alsop Louie PartnersCalled "the youngest VC ever," Banayan was hired by Alsop Louie at age 19 in 2012. He evaluates dozens of pitches ...

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