Scott Duffy is an entrepreneur and keynote speaker. He is the Founder of Courus & Host of AI Mavericks, the #1 AI & Business Growth Community in the world. Prior to Courus, Scott founded Smart Charter, which was acquired by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. He held leadership roles at FOXSports.com, NBC Internet, & CBS Sportsline. He started his career working for Tony Robbins. Scott is listed as a “Top 10 Speaker” by Entrepreneur.com, spoken at the NYSE and provided commentary in numerous media outlets including CNBC, FOX News, and CBS Radio. He has served as Special Project Editor at Inc, VIP Contributor at Entrepreneur, and Co-Host of a Top Podcast for Microsoft.

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Keynote Speaker

I still can’t believe it! I started my professional speaking career over 30 years ago! Back then, I promoted and sold tickets to see the icons of the industry, by conducting training workshops all across North America. From Tony Robbins to Jim Rohn and Les Brown, I had a front row seat to watch, learn, and study from the best in the business. Today, my experience with big brands, coupled with my days in the trenches as a bootstrapping entrepreneur, enables me to provide real world experience and practical lessons that can be applied immediately. Why are these presentations so effective? Because I share it all. The big wins and even bigger failures. The business and personal issues we all face, but nobody else wants to talk about. As a result, I’ve been listed as a Top 10 Speaker by Entrepreneur, Top Speaker by Forbes, and Top 5 Most Influential Motivational Speaker…

Scott Duffy is also a highly sought after speaker on Artificial Intelligence. Audiences benefit from a comprehensive and inspirational look at the future of AI. Founders, CEOs, & Leadership Teams learn how to build great companies and make AI an important part of their business growth strategy.

Entrepreneur

Scott Duffy is the Founder of Courus, an artificial intelligence company that provides real time market research and actionable insights to small businesses. To learn more, click here. Read feature stories about Courus here. He is the Host of AI Mavericks, the #1 AI & Business Growth Community in the world. To learn more, click here. Prior to his work in AI, Scott was the Founder & CEO of Smart Charter, an online booking tool for private aviation which was acquired by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, and rebranded as Virgin Charter. Read the story here. Virgin Charter was named one of “15 Companies That Will Change The World” by CNN/Money. Read the article here. To learn more click here. Scott Duffy is also Founder & CEO of SD Media Holdings, an education and training company that produces books, podcasts, social media, live events, speaking engagements, and other training content for entrepreneurs. To learn more, click here

Author

Scott Duffy is the author of “Breakthrough” published by Entrepreneur Magazine/Entrepreneur Press.  In Breakthrough, Scott combines his experience with lessons he’s learned from Gary Vaynerchuk, Sara Blakely, Richard Branson, Daymond John, and more. Breakthrough is named a “Top 10 Book To Take Your Leadership To The Next Level” by Entrepreneur. To learn more click here. Pick up your copy here. Scott Duffy’s previous book “Launch!” has been named one of  “11 Vital Books For First Time Entrepreneurs”. To learn more click here. Pick up your copy here. Prior to Launch, Scott Duffy wrote “How To Invest In Self Storage”. To pick up your copy click here. To learn more click here.

Live Events

For the past several years, Scott has been building communities. Communities of business leaders that are absolutely, totally, 1000% committed to seeing each other win. These highly-exclusive, invite-only mastermind groups meet three times a year, engage in quarterly lunch & learns, and monthly virtual events. In 2024, he launched AI Mavericks, the #1 AI & Business Growth Community in the world. Members include Founders, CEOs, & Leadership Teams that want to build great companies and learn how to make AI an important part of their business growth strategy. To learn more, click here.

Podcasts

Scott Duffy is the Host of “AI Mavericks with Scott Duffy”. The show brings together “the people and ideas shaping the future”. 

Scott Duffy is the Co-Host of “Business & Burgers”. Co-Hosted by Scott Duffy and Alan Taylor, the show travels across the United States in search of the best burger in America, and side of tasty business advice. Business, sports, celebrities, and food collide in a fun, interview-style format where noteworthy guests share the secret sauce needed to build prosperous, game-changing companies. Guests include Daymond John (Shark Tank), Brian Smith (Founder Ugg Boots) and more. You can learn more here, find out more here

During Covid, Scott Duffy was Host of the popular podcast “What Now? with Scott Duffy”. But the show is really more than a podcast. It was an “experience” where listeners went behind the scenes and listened in as Scott led conversations that sparked new ideas, innovations, and helped entrepreneurs achieve exponential growth. Episodes include Gary Vaynerchuk, Shaun White, Elena Cardone, and more. You can listen to the podcast here

Background

When Scott Duffy was in college, he got in a terrible car accident and was forced to drop out of school to recover. During that time, he picked up a habit of  listening to motivational books on tape, and before he knew it, he had a library. He started his career working for best-selling author and speaker, Tony Robbins. In his mid 20s he moved from training to technology. He held leadership roles in startup companies that became big media brands like CBSSports.com, NBC Internet, & FOXSports.com. Next, he started Smart Charter, an online booking tool for private aviation that was acquired by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. He was living the life of his dreams. Until everything changed, in a heartbeat. The market crashed he lost everything. He went over $500,000 in debt. He had to rebuild himself, from the ground up, and get to the other side. Today, he combines his passion for education with his ability to create scale using technology. His ultimate goal is to provide education that is accessible, affordable, and leads directly to a better quality of life.