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  • Faculty

  • Shaun Johnson

    Part-time Lecturer

    Email
    johnsos@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Shaun Johnson

    Profile

    Shaun Johnson is a technologist, early adopter and helper of people. Shaun is the cofounder of Startup Institute, founding board director at NYC Innovation Collective, among many other hats worn. Previously, Shaun was the Senior Business Acceleration Consultant at The World Bank, Entrepreneur-in- Residence (EiR) at Georgetown University, Associate at Techstars, Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Program Analyst at Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Shaun has extensive experience in technology and global tech and VC/investing markets. Through his work, especially at the Startup Institute, Techstars, The World Bank, and various universities, Shaun has helped hundreds of founders, startups, investors, accelerators, and governments/government institutions. He has supported entrepreneurs in developing economies, especially Africa, and helped to build a global network of business incubators and innovation hubs for technology, business, and digital economy, and connected entrepreneurs with knowledge, funding, and markets they need to grow their business, and published educational resources on topics like crowdfunding, angel investing, and business incubator management in markets like Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Morocco, the Caribbean and more. Shaun has also raised a Microfinance fund in Haiti, which helped a lot of people to bootstrap themselves and their businesses, and built a pan-African investment initiative alongside The World Bank, VC4Africa, and other regional players with some really promising performance over the last couple of years.

    Shaun is also one of the most well-connected and well-respected technologists and innovators in NYC, who has helped to build the tech ecosystem in NYC. Shaun graduated from Georgetown University with a double major in Computer Science and Sociology, and graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Science in Information Systems and Leadership Development.

     

     

     


    Degrees Held

    Master of Science in Information Systems from The Johns Hopkins University

    Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science & Sociology from Georgetown University

     

     


    Current Courses

    Impact Entrepreneurship Fellow

    Launch&Scale Soc. Imp. Venture

    Launch&Scale Soc. Imp. Venture (Fall 2020)

    Venture Lab

    Venture Lab

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