Andrew Yang is the Founder and CEO of Venture for America and has worked in startups and early-stage growth companies as a founder or executive for more than twelve years. He was the CEO and President of Manhattan GMAT, a test prep company that was acquired by the Washington Post/Kaplan in 2009. He has also served as the co-founder of an Internet company and an executive at a health care software startup.
Mr. Yang has been selected by the White House as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and a Champion of Change for his work with Venture for America. He is the author of Smart People Should Build Things, published by Harper Business. He was named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” and has appeared on CNBC, Morning Joe, Fox News, TIME, Techcrunch, the Wall St. Journal, and more. A graduate of Columbia Law and Brown University, he now lives in New York City with his wife and son.
Mr. Yang’s lecture will be presented by University School’s Young Entrepreneur Institute as part of Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship and is made possible through the generous support of Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
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