Jeremy Johnson is the co-founder and CEO of Andela or, as CNN has called it, “The startup that’s harder to get into than Harvard.” 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 they 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, The Today Show, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and many others.
Prior to Andela, Jeremy co-founded 2U, one of the fastest growing education technology startups in history. 2U went public in 2014 (NASDAQ:TWOU) and continues to transform higher education by delivering the world’s best online degree programs with top tier universities.
Jeremy is recognized broadly for his work as an education innovator. His speaking appearances include the White House, Congress, and conferences and college campuses around the world as well as media outlets like NBC, ABC, FOX, and CNBC. Outside of Andela, Jeremy serves on the board of the Young Entrepreneur Council and the education non-profit PENCIL and co-authored a book for the World Economic Forum, “Education & Skills 2.0: New Targets & Innovative Approaches”.
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