As a high school junior, Jacob told his Dad he wanted a job and his Dad told him to start a business. Jacob started DJing and continued working as a DJ through college.
In 2014, Jacob graduated from Duke University where he studied Public Policy. After graduation, he joined Venture for America as a Fellow to continue his entrepreneurial journey. Through VFA, Jacob moved to New Orleans where he worked for two startups in business development and sales roles.
After four years in New Orleans, Jacob moved back to his hometown, Columbus, Ohio and joined VFA’s Talent Team. In this role, he develops partnerships with likeminded organizations to recruit the best, most diverse class of fellows.