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Jake Schwartz

Co-Founder & CEO, General Assembly

New York City

Jake Schwartz is the co-founder and chief executive officer of General Assembly, a global company advancing the future of work. Schwartz leads GA’s growth, creating sustainable talent pipelines for businesses and building transparent career pathways to the most transformational work. GA offers employer-driven, practitioner-taught training in high-demand fields like data, technology, design, and business, and the company’s global reach, massive community, and leading outcomes have created an international community of professionals nearly 1 million strong.

GA was named the No. 1 most innovative company in education by Fast Company in 2015 and was in the top 100 on Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™ rankings. Schwartz was named E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 and one of Crain’s “40 under 40” in 2015. He earned a B.A. in American studies from Yale in 2000 and an MBA in entrepreneurial management from Wharton in 2008.

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The Future of Work and the Rise of Hybrid Jobs

The Future of Work and the Rise of Hybrid Jobs

Join industry leaders in a discussion around the growing demand for workers who can combine business and technology skills and the emergence of a new class of "Hybrid Jobs".

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Lifelong Learning in the Age of Automation: In Discussion with The Economist

Lifelong Learning in the Age of Automation: In Discussion with The Economist

Join The Economist for a conversation about how startups, academic institutions, and large companies must adapt to the age of automation.

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Growing NYC’s Tech Sector: Government and Industry Discussion

Growing NYC’s Tech Sector: Government and Industry Discussion

Growing NYC’s Tech Sector: Government and Industry Discussion

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The Campaign as a Startup: A Conversation with Hillary Clinton's Digital Strategy Team

The Campaign as a Startup: A Conversation with Hillary Clinton's Digital Strategy Team

Join Hillary for America’s digital team for a live stream about the "campaign as startup" and how to deploy digital skills to promote change.

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Why Hiring Opportunity Youth is Good for Business

Why Hiring Opportunity Youth is Good for Business

A panel event, presented by General Assembly and the Clinton Foundation, showcasing several innovative programs that are making the business case for investing in Opportunity Youth

The Automated Workforce: The Future of Work and the Social Safety Net

The Automated Workforce: The Future of Work and the Social Safety Net

General Assembly, the Economic Security Project, and the Roosevelt Institute have partnered on this event to explore the full range of potential answers to automation.

Fireside Chat With Tim Ferriss

Fireside Chat With Tim Ferriss

Join renowned entrepreneur and author Tim Ferriss for an intimate discussion about his latest book, <em>Tools of Titans</em>.

Fireside Chat with Mayor Walsh + GA Boston Launch Party

Fireside Chat with Mayor Walsh + GA Boston Launch Party

Help us celebrate our recent move to Boston’s Innovation District by joining us at an exclusive fireside chat with the Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh.

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