Yuri Cataldo is an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and emerging tech strategist who combines the mindsets of an artist and a technologist.
Named one of the 40 under 40 business leaders in Indiana, Yuri brings years of experience in the arts, design, entrepreneurship, marketing, innovation, and publicity to his advising of founders and startups.
He a classically trained set/costume designer (Juilliard/Yale/IU) turned entrepreneur with credits on Broadway, Dance, Film, and Opera, the founder of IndigoH2O, the only multiple award-winning bottled alkaline water in the world and the 2015 best tasting water in the world, the co-author of the internationally best selling book about Bitcoin/ Blockchain: Be Left Behind - Discover Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Before Your Grandmother beats you to it, and a mentor at Yale Tsai City, MassChallenge, Fintech4Good, and Tech Stars.
The startups he founded have been featured at the Oscars, Golden Globes, the Emmy's, the MTV VMA's, and in 260+ magazines and articles. (Forbes, CNN, PBS, Indy Star, Boston Globe) and the startups he advices are on track to do even more.
He is also a frequent speaker on Blockchain, PR/Media Relations, Creative Entrepreneurship, and Corporate Innovation at universities, conferences, corporate events, and with high-ranking government officials from all over the world.