Join us for a conversation with Andrew Yang, the Founder & CEO of Venture for America, presented by SWIB, BASES, and the Stanford University's Haas Center for Public Service. Learn more about Andrew’s path to entrepreneurship and why he founded Venture for America, a two year fellowship program for recent grads who want to learn how to build a business while making an impact. Stay for an audience Q&A with 2014 Stanford alum and VFA Fellow Fabian Bock, and the opportunity to chat with Andrew and the VFA team over refreshments.
Andrew Yang is the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, a fellowship program that places top college graduates at startups in emerging cities throughout the country. VFA's immediate goal is to help create 100,000 U.S. jobs by 2025 by helping early-stage companies grow and training the next generation of entrepreneurs. Andrew has over 15 years of experience serving as the founder or executive at startups and early-stage companies. Most recently, Andrew was the CEO and President of Manhattan GMAT, a test prep company that was was acquired by the Washington Post/Kaplan in 2009. He was named a Champion of Change and Presidential Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship by the White House and one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business. He is a graduate of Columbia Law and Brown University and the author of Smart People Should Build Things published by Harper Business in 2014.
Fabian Bock has been hooked on entrepreneurship since high school, when he founded computer labs in two rural South African schools. An avid traveler and inspired by entrepreneurship during his time at Stanford, he decided to join VFA to better understand and support the startup community across the US. He now works at a partnering startup in Philadelphia and is excited to apply his experiences in the pursuit of his own venture.