award-winning entreprenur|Author|keynote speaker
CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MEDIA STRATEGY, THE FUTURE OF WORK, AND INNOVATION
Named one of the 40 under 40 business leaders, Yuri Cataldo is an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author, and emerging tech advocate who combines the mindsets of an artist and a technologist.
In 2011 he founded IndigoH2O, the only multiple award-winning bottled alkaline water in the world and the 2015 best tasting water in the world. Through his efforts, IndigoH2O has been distributed all across the USA, Europe, and South America has been featured at the Oscars, Golden Globes, the Emmy's, the MTV VMA's, and in 160+ magazines and articles. (Forbes, CNN, BuzzFeed, INC, Playboy, Huffington Post, PBS, Indy Star, Boston Globe, etc.).
He works with and advises tech, cryptocurrency, and creative companies on PR, marketing, product launches, and customer engagement. His efforts have resulted in 6 figure launches, 7 figures worth of free press for founders and products, and multiple awards for his clients and companies like Forbes 30 under 30 and coverage on Discovery Channel, Tech Crunch, Forbes, and the Boston Globe just to name a small few.
He has lectured on PR Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and The Future of Work at Yale, Tufts, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, and numerous conferences.
PURSUE PASSIONS, NOT PAYCHECKS.
CARE ABOUT THE CUSTOMER.
BE CRAFTY, LOVABLE, SYSTEMATIC, AND HUNGRY
INVEST IN IDEAS THAT MATTER.
READ EVERY DAY, AND A LOT.
DON'T TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY.
What others are saying:
"Yuri just gave us a masterclass in how to present a complex idea in a way that is easily understood"
"Yuri has twice been invited to speak as part of our Theatre Colloquium series and his presentations have received very positive reviews from faculty and students alike. He provides clear and specific strategies on how to be a successful artist/entrepreneur, how to generate multiple streams of income, and how to develop a skill set designed to pursue opportunities in both theatre and business."
-Dr. Lee F. Orchard, (Chair, Department of Theatre, Valparaiso University)
"I was very pleased to have Yuri as a guest speaker for one of my business classes. He did an excellent job of engaging my students with his lively presentation on the value of his education and experience in theater to starting and growing a business. It was fascinating! The feedback from my students afterward was enthusiastic; several said he was the best guest speaker ever!"
-Stephen Antisdel, (Adjunct Professor; Analyst at Precept Partners, LLC)