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Ben Keene

Ben Keene is an expert on Community and Impact Business building. Ben has spent over 20 years building community driven startups and projects. Why? Because he is hooked on the idea that finding human connection in a faster - and more disconnected - world is the key to solving many of our great problems.


About Ben Keene

From building a desert island eco-village, to reinventing book clubs, to accelerating impact careers and climate startups, Ben has explored how to use tech & community tools to make a positive change.

He has experienced success, failure and lots in between. But, he believes that an experimental, community-led approach to work is the best way to create change.

A lot of Ben Keene’s work has focused on communicating with a diverse range of people on projects across our physical and digital worlds. From an island mosque in Myanmar to a CIA conference in Las Vegas; to hundreds co-working spaces, schools and keynote stages, Ben has been lucky to share what he has learnt and help inspire others to make the most of their opportunity.

Alongside growing startups, Ben enjoys working with organisations who are ambitious about scaling their impact. He believes that bold leadership is more necessary than ever before. Whether in climate, AI, pandemics or genetic editing, we live in an ‘exponential age’ of rapid, consequential change. Decisions we make as community and business leaders (and citizens) today will reverberate like never before. This is both frightening and exciting.

If you’re looking for an inspiring fresh perspective, with stories from the front-line of community and impact startup building, book Keynote Speaker Ben Keene to speak to your team. Contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Ben’s speech topics include but are not limited to:

  • Community Building
  • Impact Business
  • Adventurous Careers
  • Selling Sustainability
  • Rebel Book Club: What Reading 100 books with 5000 people taught us about work and life

Here you can find links to books by Ben Keene. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

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Booking Information



"Everyone found Ben’s session and presence inspirational."

Chief Executive, Mencap

"One of the best presentations I've ever seen."

David McQueen, Leadership Coach and Author

"Thanks to Ben for being a brilliant host for Simon Sinek and myself."

Sir Richard Branson

"The best speech at the conference by a mile."


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