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Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang

Guest Writer / 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.

Starting a Business

How Recognizing a Problem Is the Key to Starting a Successful Business

Brian Bosche and Dan Bloom realized they were wasting too much time on project management, and their solution led to Slope.
Take It From The Pros

This Booming Tea Seller Has 3 Business-Building Lessons to Share

Follow these three steps to build a consumer business in crowded categories around the country.
Young Entrepreneurs

Finally: An Honest Portrayal of Entrepreneurship

A groundbreaking new documentary reveals the unsexy and uncertain path to launch a business. With young Americans starting companies at multi-decade lows, it's a call to action we can't ignore.
Innovation

Birchbox Is Redefining the Future of Retail in More Ways Than One

This innovative subscription service demonstrates a different mode of company-building and leadership with an inventive female CEO at the helm.
worth-knowing

How This Detroit Startup Got People to Pre-Pay for a Watch Called Shinola

Shinola wasn't born of a government policy or tax incentive -- it was born of an American entrepreneur's desire to build things in America again.
Women Entrepreneurs

Why Women Are the Best Opportunity for Businesses

If you're a set of guys looking to start a company, think about women you could team up with -- they will see things differently and solve problems you didn't even realize you had.
Take It From The Pros

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.
Take It From The Pros

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.
worth-knowing

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.
Entrepreneurship

We're Bringing Unsexy Back to Entrepreneurship

Sometimes, the Plain Jane journeyman approach is the best when building a business and a lifestyle.
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.
Innovation

Does Innovation Disrupt Job Growth?

How do you balance the Warby Parker disrupters of the world with innovation-fueled job loss?
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.
Starting a Business

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.