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Innovative Companies in Workforce Empowerment: Risks and Rewards

Andrea Mainelli July 12, 2022

The United States lacks a comprehensive infrastructure for workforce training and placement. As a result, millions of workers have been left undertrained, underemployed, and underpaid while businesses face both record profits and unfilled openings. Novel, for-profit companies have emerged to fill this gap, transforming both the channels through which workers are trained and the source of funding. It is not yet clear which of these business models represents the most effective and efficient solution to this pressing need, nor what the relationship between for-profit and traditional non-profit providers should be.

Tyton Partners will frame the discussion by educating the audience on emerging companies and business models of workforce education in conjunction with a panel of leading workforce development entrepreneurs. Together, the audience and panelists will collectively brainstorm and critically interrogate these approaches and business models. Throughout the session, Tyton will poll the audience on the ability for these models to solve key issues that must be addressed (e.g., scalability, accessibility, funding, reskilling and upskilling etc.), to see which approach(es) may ultimately prevail.



Meta Themes

  • Reimagine Systems


Future of Work, Education, Private-public partnerships

Purpose and Desired Outcome

We seek to engage the panelists and audience in a robust discussion on both the benefits and trade-offs of innovative for-profit workforce training and placement companies and business models, helping to inform a debate on how to scale and sustain alternative pathways.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Service Providers

  • Academia

  • Government

  • Artists & Culture-makers

  • Asset Managers

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameNick Kind
  • TitleManaging Director
  • OrganizationTyton Partners
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameSam Steyer
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationGreenwork
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameDavid Zamir
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationNana
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameJarah Euston
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationWorkWhile
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameKameale C. Terry
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationChargerHelp!
  • StatusConfirmed
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