June 24, 2014
Bold Fusion YP summit to host Andrew Yang
The tenth anniversary of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s annual Bold Fusion young professional summit promises to be the biggest yet, featuring sought-after keynote speaker Andrew Yang. Founder & CEO of Venture for America and author of Smart People Should Build Things, Yang will share how entrepreneurship can revitalize business by inspiring the next generation.
Bold Fusion Celebrates 10 Years
Thursday, August 21, 2014
1:30-5 p.m. Event
5-7 p.m. After Party
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
An event that sells out quickly every year, Bold Fusion, presented by P&G, is the premier program of the Chamber’s HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) initiative and is where young, creative minds come together for provocative discussion, learning and a common purpose: to connect with one another and learn how to advance their career, their company and our community.
Venture for America is a fellowship program that places top college graduates in start-ups for two years in emerging US cities (Cincinnati, Detroit, New Orleans, Providence, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Cleveland, Philadelphia, among others) to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. Venture for America is regarded as one of the leading social innovation initiatives in the country today and has a goal of helping create 100,000 new US jobs by 2025.
Read more about the fellows that are in Cincinnati currently in this recent Soapbox article.
Yang has worked in start-ups and early-stage growth companies as a founder or executive for more than twelve years. He was the CEO and president of Manhattan GMAT, a test preparation company that was acquired by the Washington Post Company/Kaplan in 2009. He has also served as the co-founder of an Internet company and an executive at a health care software start-up.
He has appeared on many media outlets, including CNBC, Fox News, Time, Techcrunch, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, and was named a Champion of Change by the White House for his work with Venture for America, as well as one of Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business." He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Brown University.
“Given Venture for America’s ongoing work throughout that region, I’m very familiar with the energy that exists in Cincinnati, but to be able to see it firsthand at an event like Bold Fusion will be both exciting and gratifying,” said Yang.
“Bold Fusion is about one thing, connecting and engaging the region’s young talent, and the fact that we’ve impacted more than 5,000 YP’s over the past decade says our work is resonating,” said Julie Bernzott, Manager, HYPE Programs.
“I believe there's a basic solution to our country's economic and social problems. We need to get our smart people building things (again). They're not really doing it right now. They'd like to. But they're being led down certain paths during and after college and told not to worry, they can figure it out later.” - Excerpted from Smart People Should Build Things by Andrew Yang
Register online or call 513.579.3111. For more information visit: boldfusion.info.