Ben Kaufman

Ben Kaufman

President/CEO


Quirky

New York, NY USA


Fight for the things you truly believe in and care about everyone around you, but know when to step back and say, 'You know what? You're right.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Calls himself a bad student ("probably about as bad as you can get"), with a 1.7 high school GPA.
Didn't care about his classes, was more focused on how he could secretly listen to his iPod.
Developed headphones with wires that looked like lanyards to make them less noticeable.
Convinced his parents to take out a second mortgage to put up the funding for him to go to China and develop his product.
Started a company, Mophie, around this product; dropped out of college to focus on the business.
Says college didn't fulfill him because he wasn't doing things, he was just talking about doing things.
Realized that he wasn't the only person to have a great idea, but he'd gotten lucky to find the funds to develop his.
Founded Quirky to give everyday inventors the means to produce and sell their own great ideas.
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Career

Career

President/CEO

I fight for inventors and creative people by creating tools and resources for them to test and produce their ideas.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Upholding a Cause and Belief
Upholding a Cause and Belief