Jacob Allen is a social entrepreneur, educational justice junkie, aspiring chef of all-things pretty, and the Co-Founder and CEO of pilotED Schools, an emerging social identity-centered charter school network building exceptional elementary schools while seeking to change state- and federal-level education systems for students living in poverty.
He studied Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior (BA) at the University of Washington, Finance, Marketing, & Management (MBA) at the University of Illinois, and is a graduate of the selective Executive Development Program (EDP) at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and has received fellowships from Echoing Green, Teach For America, The Mind Trust, NewSchools Venture Fund, and Camelback Ventures. Jacob's work has been featured in numerous publications including Forbes Magazine, Essence Magazine, USA Today, NBC Universal, and PBS.
[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.