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 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”.
- Inc. 30 under 30 - 2012
- Forbes 30 Under 30 - 2013
- Forbes 30 Under 30 - 2014
- Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business- 2015
Content Featuring Jeremy Johnson
Africa has the youngest, fastest growing workforce on the planet but an unemployment rate of more than 25%. Meanwhile, there are five job openings for every software developer in the United States. Is there a way to solve both problems? In this ...Read more