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Bo Ghirardelli

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Co-founder and CEO at Youth Business USA, social entrepreneur working on creating the 600 million new jobs by 2025 that the world needs.

Co-founder and CEO at Youth Business USA, social entrepreneur working on creating the 600 million new jobs by 2025 that the world needs.

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Involved In


Youth Business USA
Greenside Development Foundation-Morocco
Imouzzer-Kandar Youth Cooperative in Agriculture




Founder, President and CEO Youth Business USA 2014 - present
Co-Founder and Executive Director Greenside Development Foundation-Morocco 2010 - present
Business Program Manager BUILD July 2013 - 2014
Small Business Developer Peace Corps September 2011 - June 2013
Co-Founder Imouzzer-Kandar Youth Cooperative in Agriculture November 2011 - 2013
Business Development Consultant Better Homes - United Arab Emirates 2009 - 2009
Corps Member, Lead Teacher, and Department Chair Teach For America 2007 - 2009
Asset Manager & Financial Analyst Ghirardelli Enterprises 2006 - 2009
Economic Development Consultant The George Foundation - Shanti Bhavan 2007 - 2007


University of Washington NGO and Non-Profit Management 2010 - 2014
California State University-Dominguez Hills Education 2007 - 2008
University of Puget Sound French and International Affairs 2003 - 2007
Universite de Bourgogne French 2006 - 2006

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Hiring
  • • Marketing
  • • Email Marketing
  • • Lean startup
  • • Graphic design
  • • Business model
  • • Go to market strategy
  • • Donor fundraising
  • • E-Learning
  • • Experiential Learning
  • • Mobile Software Development
  • • Software Architecture and Design
  • • User Interface Design
  • • Website Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Local
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Youth Leadership

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Brendan Finch
They're my advisor  •  CEO, BirdBrain Education. Previously Biology and Anatomy/Physiology Teacher, Green Dot Public Schools.
Bo is goal oriented and focused with a penchant for risk-taking. His drive to create tools that present historically underrepresented stude ... nts with greater opportunities will certainly yield excellent results for those he works with directly and all the change that's created through their hands. If I weren't already involved in my own venture, I'd love to work with Bo.
Nick Ghirardelli
We worked together  •  Co-founder, Filmzu. Previously Consultant, Promontory Financial Group, LLC. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Bo's determination to actually create change instead of watch from the sideline is the main reason why I know he will have a massive impact ... on the people he works with.
Timothy Brown
They're my friends  •  Engineering Director, Studio and Web, ROBLOX. Built #1 Kids' website in the US (>1 Billion page views per month). Software engineer @ heart.
Bo has the combination of empathy and tenacity that you hope to find in a co-founder, and he has the intellect to match. His goals and visio ... ns are not small, but he's got the track record to show that he can make them happen. From teaching himself graphic design to traveling across the world to make connections, he is not afraid to dive in and get his hands dirty. I want to choose "Hungry, Driven, and Tenacious" from the list above, but that would leave out all of the other qualities he embodies. Bo will do well in the FounderDating network.
Chad Anderson
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Space Angels Network. Previously Business Innovation Manager, Satellite Applications Catapult.
Bo is an incredibly intelligent, driven, and thoughtful person. He is also a proven entrepreneur, having established a social enterprise in ... a small village outside Fez, Morocco. Coming from the US he taught himself Arabic and had a massive impact on the region, helping unemployed youth provide for themselves by starting their own micro enterprises. Bo effectively drives meaningful change, the very essence of entrepreneurship.
Tyler Cox
They're my school  •  Senior Manager of Consumer Analytics and Insights, HealthSparq. Previously Manager, Consumer Analytics, Regence BlueCross BlueShield.
Bo is absolutely everything you want in an entrepreneur. He's dedicated, tenacious, cause-driven, strategic and at the same time willing to ... get his hands dirty and execute towards his vision. I've known him for ten years and every year I'm more impressed by his growth as a person and by his conviction to innovate and contribute to the good of society. You'll be incredibly impressed by all he has to offer.
Jesse Proudman
They're my school  •  Founder and CTO, Blue Box Group. Previously Founder and CEO, Blue Box Group.
Bo is an optimist who works tirelessly towards bettering the world. He thinks big, but can rationalize in bite size chunks. He's analytical ... and thoughtful.

Brendan Finch
We worked together  •  CEO, BirdBrain Education. Previously Biology and Anatomy/Physiology Teacher, Green Dot Public Schools.
Brendan is already a great entrepreneur - he has sunken his teeth into a cause and is a true believer in the power of e-learning to close th ... e achievement gap in the US and abroad. He just so happens to be well-positioned in a hugely important industry with the intimate knowledge of how students learn - great guy to be doing BirdBrain, definitely going places.