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About Avi Yashchin

A former Wall Street executive, Avi Yashchin left the financial industry in 2008 to make a positive impact on the U.S. economy and the business world. He founded a total of three startups, one of which developed into the highly successful CleanEdison, a vocational education company that develops clean energy solutions for underserved populations. After bringing CleanEdison from startup phase to multimillion-dollar revenues in only three years, Avi Yashchin sold the business to Kaplan in 2014. Since that time, he has continued to actively follow developments in clean energy, artificial intelligence, and sustainable design.

A graduate of the MBA program at New York University's Stern School of Business, Avi Yashchin also draws on the technology acumen that he gained as a computer science major at Johns Hopkins University. He takes an active role in his community as founder of the New York Philanthropy group, which provides resources and support to South American business students seeking to begin their careers in New York City. A dedicated athlete in his free time, Mr. Yashchin routinely competes in triathlons and road races.

Work experience

Oct 2008Jun 2014

Founder and CEO



Jan 2004Jan 2007


Johns Hopkins University
Sep 1998May 2002


New York University