Jake Koberdanz, CEO and Founder of ONEHOPE, shares insights on Cause-Centric Commerce, the driving philosophy that has helped his company donate more than $2M to date, helping to provide over 1.1 million meals, plant 56,000 trees, help 18,000 animals find forever homes, provide 46,000 life-changing vaccines, fund 3,300 clinical trials for women with breast cancer, and much more. Find out how you can apply these same principals in your business to make an impact on the things you care about most, and increase engagement and retention with your employees and customers.
About Jake Kloberdanz
Jake is CEO and Founder of ONEHOPE, a brand with a mission to bring people together to celebrate and serve the world. The company started with award-winning wine and has since expanded into gourmet coffee and thoughtfully-crafted gifts; all of which empower people to serve the world via everyday actions. Every product supports a cause in a quantifiable way. For example, every case of Sparkling wine helps fund 25 meals for a child in need. ONEHOPE has donated more than $2M to date, helping to provide over 1,175,000 meals, plant 56,000 trees, help 18,000 animals find forever homes, provide 46,000 life-changing vaccines, fund 3,300 clinical trials for women with breast cancer, and much more.
During his time as CEO and founder, Jake has been recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek’s, “Top 25 under 25”, Wine Enthusiast’s, “Top 40 Under 40” and was recognized as the youngest nominee for “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young in 2009. He has also been a speaker at numerous conferences and events including TEDx, The United Nations, Nation-Wide’s Annual Global Event, Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, UCLA and MIT. Jake serves on the board for 8VC, a successful venture capital firm in San Francisco that has invested in recent successes such as Oculus, Relate IQ, Blend, Illumio, and many more. He is also an active member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, Gen Next, Napa Valley Vintners and Napa Valley Grapegrowers.
Jake’s work has been profiled in numerous outlets including, Forbes, Leaders, Entrepreneur, Inc. and Success magazine, in which he discusses his expertise in consumer brands and integrating cause into cultures and business models. His model, known as Cause-Centric Commerce, helps to integrate social impact with everyday commerce. Prior to founding ONEHOPE, Jake graduated from the Haas School of Business and was a three- year Scholar Athlete at UC Berkeley playing football and rugby, where he earned numerous national championships.