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Born in Schenectady, New York, USA

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Andrew Yang is the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, a fellowship program that places top college graduates in start-ups for 2 years in emerging U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Andrew founded Venture For America in 2011 with the mission to:

Revitalize American cities and communities through entrepreneurship. Enable our best and brightest to create new opportunities for themselves and others. Restore the culture of achievement to include value-creation, risk and reward, and the common good.

Andrew has worked in start-ups 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 preparation 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 start-up. He has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Morning Joe, Fox News, TIME, Techcrunch, the Wall St. Journal, and many other media outlets. Andrew was named a Champion of Change and a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by the White House for his work with Venture for America and one of Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business." He is a graduate of Columbia Law and Brown University. Andrew's first book, "Smart People Should Build Things," was published by Harper Business in early 2014.

A major documentary about Venture for America sponsored by PwC and co-directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade was released in the summer of 2016.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Venture for America

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Parents were from Taiwan.

Personal Quotes (1)

Imagine thousands of smart, talented, and high-character people working on solving problems in different areas across the country from big (education technology, renewable energy) to small. That's what they want to do. And they'll grow, as well, through the process. We just have to give them a genuine chance to do so.

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