Institute Speaker Series - Ido Leffler

The Institute Speaker Series exists to inform, enlighten and raise awareness about issues that matter to regional, national and global organizations, both profit and nonprofit. This series features prominent speakers who share their insights and experiences with an audience of students and faculty as well as the Evansville community. All speakers and topics address facets of global enterprise, including but not limited to innovation, social responsibility, expansion, working in developed or developing regions, or buying and selling in a worldwide economy.

By presenting examples of both success and failure, audiences gain awareness of the challenges and opportunities faced by organizations in the global marketplace.

Ido Leffler

YesTo Products

Ido Leffler

  • Member of the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council
  • Co-founder of Yes To, Inc.
  • Co-Founder of Yoobi
  • Consumer Futurist

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Student Forum

  • Time: 3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
  • Place: Ridgway University Center, Room 252B
  • Description: Come learn how one young man achieved success while making a positive impact on the world. This is an approved ACES Passport Event. Free and open to the public.
  • RSVP Online

Luncheon and lecture for IGEI members and partners

  • Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • By invitation only

Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Annual Membership Event

  • Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • By invitation only
  • Mr. Leffler will be the guest speaker


Ido Leffler is the Co-founder & CEO at Yoobi, a fun, ridiculously awesome school supplies company that engages kids through bright colors, cool designs, and most importantly, cause.

Yoobi is sold exclusively at Target (USA) stores nationwide. For every Yoobi item purchased, Yoobi distributes an item to a classroom in need, in the USA. By 2015, Yoobi aims to impact more than 30,000 classrooms, with the goal of changing the lives of over 750,000 kids.

Ido is also Co-Founder and “Chief Carrot Lover” of San Francisco based Yes To Inc. (the makers of Yes To Carrots, Yes To Cucumbers, Yes To Tomatoes, Yes To Blueberries and Yes To Grapefruit). Yes To is one of the leading natural beauty brands in the world (Yes To™ is the #2 natural beauty brand in the USA) with distribution in over 25,000 stores in over 20 countries (including Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Ahold, Ulta, Whole Foods Market, Boots UK etc).

Ido sits on numerous corporate boards including Telecom New Zealand, Joyus, Ruby Ribbon, and the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneur Council, which aims to bring entrepreneurship and innovation to the United Nations.

Ido, co-authored the book “Get Big Fast and Do More Good,” which was published in November 2013, and has received accolades from TIME, Entrepreneur, Forbes, SUCCESS Magazine, among others. “Get Big Fast and Do More Good” was named one of the top 5 business books of 2014 by

Amongst others awards, Ido was named by Fast Company as one of the 1000 most creative people in business (USA 2014) by SmartCompany (Australia 2008) in its 30 top entrepreneurs under 30, by Women’s Wear Daily as one of the top 12 beauty industry leaders under 40 (USA 2013) and by Australian Unlimited (An Australian government initiative) as one of the top 50 Achieving Australians outside of Australia (2013).

Ido attended the University of Technology Sydney where he earned his Bachelor of Business in Marketing & International Business.

The Institute Speaker Series is supported by the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

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