Havas PR hosted Andrew Yang, CEO/founder of Venture for America, at a breakfast in its New York office on Feb. 6.
VfA, which places college grads in start-ups has earned press in Techcrunch, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fox News and New York Times.
Havas PR chief Marian Salzman serves on VfA’s advisory board. She said her goal is to provide “talented young entrepreneurs a field where they can run faster and freer.”
Mike Cunningham and Giuseppe Crosti, VfA fellows, run her firm’s Social Providence unit, a social media consultancy.
Yang has just published “Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Plath for Entrepreneurs and Create New Jobs in America.”
Arianna Huffington calls it a “road map for young people for designing their careers, a playbook for policy makers for rebuilding our cities and a path toward moving entrepreneurship back to the center of the American economy.”
Yang once ran Manhattan GMAT, the test preparation firm that was acquired by Kaplan in 2009.