|Born||in Schenectady, New York, USA|
Mini Bio (1)
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