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Entrepreneurship among 18 – 30 year olds in the USA is at a 24 year low, but the founder of Venture for America, is on a mission to spur economic growth through entrepreneurship.
Listen to our talk with Andrew Yang, Venture for America’s founder, for great insights into the state of entrepreneurship today, the case for why you should become an entrepreneur (and not a management consultant), and more.
00:02:14 – What is Venture for America?
00:04:20 – The story of how Venture for America came to be.
00:06:35 – How to create 100,000 jobs by 2025.
00:09:00 – Becoming a Venture for America fellow.
00:11:04 – What VFA Fellows do after boot camp.
00:14:27 – A look at where grads of the program end up.
00:19:20 – Chickpea pasta: A Venture for America success story.
00:22:18 – What inspired Andrew to write Smart People Should Build Things.
00:23:34 – Society aside, what is the benefit of becoming an entrepreneur to the individual.
00:28:45 – Do entrepreneurs need business school?
00:30:30 – Why the best and brightest should be kept out of consulting.
00:35:17 – Advice for making the transition from the corporate world to the start-up world.
00:37:20 – The definition of entrepreneurship and what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
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