J.B. Straubel

J.B. Straubel

Keynote Speaker: Co-Founder & Former Chief Technical Officer of Tesla

J.B. Straubel Biography

The story of JB's career started at a junkyard in Wisconsin, where, at the age of 14, he discovered a discarded electric golf cart and decided to rebuild it. Thus began a lifelong fascination with energy work and electric vehicles.

As a co-founder of Tesla, JB oversaw the technical and engineering design of the vehicles, focusing on the battery, motor, power electronics, and high-level software sub-systems. Additionally, he evaluated new technology, managed vehicle systems testing, and handled technical interface with key vendors.

In 2019, he announced that he'd be stepping away from the CTO position and will become an adviser to the company.

Prior to Tesla, JB was the CTO and co-founder of the aerospace firm, Volacom, which designed a specialized high-altitude electric aircraft platform using a novel power plant. At Volacom, JB invented and patented a new long-endurance hybrid electric propulsion concept that was later licensed to Boeing.

Before Volacom, JB worked at Rosen Motors as a propulsion engineer developing a new hybrid electric vehicle drivetrain based on a micro turbine and a high-speed flywheel. JB was also part of the early team at Pentadyne, where he designed and built a first-generation 150kW power inverter, motor-generator controls, and magnetic bearing systems.

Armed with a bachelor's in energy systems engineering and an master's in energy engineering from Stanford University, JB left the cold winters of Wisconsin for good. He now lives in Menlo Park, Calif., where he continues to indulge his passion for electric transportation: he built an electric Porsche 944 that held a world EV racing record, a custom electric bicycle, and a pioneering hybrid trailer system. JB is also an accomplished pilot.

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J.B. Straubel Videos

Dinner & Technology Keynote
Dinner & Technology Keynote
Tesla CTO JB Straubel keynote speech at the International ...
Tesla CTO JB Straubel keynote speech at the International ...
How JB Straubel of Tesla Breaks Through Incumbent Thinking ...
How JB Straubel of Tesla Breaks Through Incumbent Thinking ...

How to book J.B. Straubel?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like J.B. Straubel for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for J.B. Straubel, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for J.B. Straubel or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book J.B. Straubel?

Booking fees for J.B. Straubel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire J.B. Straubel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for J.B. Straubel?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like J.B. Straubel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book J.B. Straubel for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent J.B. Straubel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for J.B. Straubel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


J.B. Straubel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Innovation, Business and Technology. The estimated speaking fee range to book J.B. Straubel for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. J.B. Straubel generally travels from Fremont, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Diamandis, Marc Randolph and Ray Kurzweil. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling J.B. Straubel for an upcoming event.

J.B. Straubel Videos

Dinner & Technology Keynote
Dinner & Technology Keynote
Tesla CTO JB Straubel keynote speech at the International ...
Tesla CTO JB Straubel keynote speech at the International ...
How JB Straubel of Tesla Breaks Through Incumbent Thinking ...
How JB Straubel of Tesla Breaks Through Incumbent Thinking ...
JB STRAUBEL ON HOW TO SPEED INNOVATION LIKE TESLA ...
JB STRAUBEL ON HOW TO SPEED INNOVATION LIKE TESLA ...
2014 Energy Storage Symposium - JB Straubel's Keynote
2014 Energy Storage Symposium - JB Straubel's Keynote

J.B. Straubel Reviews

  • Sierra Ventures - Oct 21 2019

  • Only good things - thank you for all the help! Really enjoyed the experience.
    UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group - Mar 31 2017

  • The client had very positive feedback and in fact was looking to potentially book JB for another speaking engagement in the near term.
    Approach Global on behalf of Citibank - Sep 10 2016

  • "Friday’s forum was great. JB did an excellent presentation and was well received by the participants. A lot of participants showed great interest in JB’s presentation including the Top management of Doosan Group."
    Doosan Group - Jul 24 2014

J.B. Straubel News

How to book J.B. Straubel?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like J.B. Straubel for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for J.B. Straubel, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for J.B. Straubel or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book J.B. Straubel?

Booking fees for J.B. Straubel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire J.B. Straubel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for J.B. Straubel?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like J.B. Straubel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book J.B. Straubel for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent J.B. Straubel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for J.B. Straubel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


J.B. Straubel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Innovation, Business and Technology. The estimated speaking fee range to book J.B. Straubel for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. J.B. Straubel generally travels from Fremont, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Diamandis, Marc Randolph and Ray Kurzweil. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling J.B. Straubel for an upcoming event.

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