Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang

Founder & CEO of Venture for America and Author

Andrew Yang is the founder and CEO of Venture for America, a New York City-based nonprofit organization focused on placing top-college graduates in startups for two years in emerging U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. He is also the author of Smart People Should Build Things.

How LeagueSide Found Big-Time Opportunities in Small-Town Sports
Niche marketing

How LeagueSide Found Big-Time Opportunities in Small-Town Sports

The founders of this startup took their passion for sports and filtered it into a successful niche business helping youth athletic teams.
The 'Short Guy Problem' in Clothing Stores Spotlights the Limits of Big Brands
Niche marketing

The 'Short Guy Problem' in Clothing Stores Spotlights the Limits of Big Brands

The founders of clothing retailer Ash & Anvil are helping shorter men stand a little taller by filling a niche larger companies have consciously ignored.
Should Entrepreneurial College Students Go Big or Go Small After Graduation?
Careers

Should Entrepreneurial College Students Go Big or Go Small After Graduation?

Starting out at a large company might be the way for some. Others might prefer to shadow a CEO at a smaller firm.
We're Bringing Unsexy Back to Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

We're Bringing Unsexy Back to Entrepreneurship

Sometimes, the Plain Jane journeyman approach is the best when building a business and a lifestyle.
Want a New Website? You May Have to Put in a Lot of Work to Get One.
Building a Website

Want a New Website? You May Have to Put in a Lot of Work to Get One.

Website building sites save you money, but they don't save you time.
Does Innovation Disrupt Job Growth?
Innovation

Does Innovation Disrupt Job Growth?

How do you balance the Warby Parker disrupters of the world with innovation-fueled job loss?
Want to Cure Income Inequality? Promote Entrepreneurship.
Income Inequality

Want to Cure Income Inequality? Promote Entrepreneurship.

Convince America's smart young grads to forego law school and med school in favor of a business startup.
Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things
Ready To Launch

Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things

In his new book Smart People Should Build Things, the founder of Venture of America Andrew Yang offers up advice on how aspiring entrepreneurs can begin getting their startup dream off the ground.