Ben Casnocha is an American writer and entrepreneur, based out of San Francisco, California. He is founder of Comcate, an e-government technology firm, and the author of three books, including the New York Times bestseller The Start-Up of You. Casnocha's latest book is The Alliance.
He is a keynote speaker at many business events and conventions. He has appeared on The Charlie Rose Show and is a commentator on NPR’s Marketplace and in Newsweek. He has also written for the American Enterprise Institute and the U.S. State Department. Casnocha is also an advisor to venture capital firm Wasabi Ventures and a mentor at startup incubator TechStars.
In 2006, BusinessWeek named Casnocha one of America's best young entrepreneurs. Politics Online named him one of the "25 most influential people in the world of internet and politics."