Joe Gebbia

Co-founder of Airbnb & Chairman of


Trust in Business – a conversation with best-selling author Neil Strauss on understanding the relationship between fear and creativity, how to remain diligent when so-called experts express doubts, how a culture of trust uniquely supported the growth of Airbnb, and how entrepreneurs should approach building trust in new products.


Joe Gebbia is the co-founder of Airbnb and Chairman of, his brainchild non-profit arm  providing housing to those in crisis. An entrepreneur from an early age, he is obsessed with igniting new  ideas. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where he earned dual degrees in  Graphic Design and Industrial Design, and currently serves on the RISD Board of Trustees. 

Joe has spoken globally about both entrepreneurship and design at TED, Wired, Index Design Awards  and the Clinton Global Initiative. He has received numerous distinctions such as the Inc 30 under 30, and  Airbnb was selected as one of the ‘Top 50 Innovative Companies’ by Fast Company and ‘Company of the  Year’ by Inc. Joe is an host and signatory to the Giving Pledge.


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