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Jeremy Johnson    

CEO of Andela

Jeremy Johnson is the co-founder and CEO of Andela, the technology partner for mission-driven companies. Founded on the idea that brilliance is evenly distributed but opportunity is not, Andela aims to train 100,000 world-class software developers in Africa over the next 10 years. To do so, Andela has created a new model of education that funds itself through the work we do: training brilliant young software developers and placing them with top international companies. With a .6% acceptance rate, Andela is the most selective tech training program in Africa and has been featured by Wired, CNN, and others.

Prior to founding Andela, Jeremy co-founded 2U and served in a succession of roles (Chief Technology Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer) between 2008 and 2014 as the company grew to over 700 people. One of the fastest growing education technology startups in history, 2U went public on March 28th, 2014, and continues to transform higher online programs.

Jeremy is recognized broadly for his work at 2U as an education innovator as well as a champion of youth entrepreneurship. His speaking appearances include the White House, Congress, and conferences and college campuses around the world as well as major media outlets like NBC, ABC, FOX, and CNBC. Jeremy was named “30 Under 30” by Inc. Magazine in 2012 and Forbes in 2013 and 2014.

Outside of Andela, Jeremy serves on the board of the Young Entrepreneur Council and the education non-profit PENCIL and co-authored a book, Education & Skills 2.0: New Targets & Innovative Approaches, for the World Economic Forum.

Speech Topics

Youth Entrepreneurship

Early Stage Investing

Education Technology


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