Founder & CEO
Daquan J. Oliver is the founder and CEO of WeThrive a national edtech nonprofit equipping underestimated youth to own their future. Using entrepreneurship as a practice field youth explore passions create a real business venture where they earn real revenues as they acquire the skills needed to lead a wave of economic revitalization that is owned and controlled by their communities. WeThrive works within more than 20 cities and has gained support from major corporations such as AT&T Microsoft Fossil WeWork and others.Growing up in a single-mother low-income household Daquan made a promise at age 14 to assist future children in a similar socioeconomic position to become successful and founded WeThrive at the age of 21. Prior to WeThrive he founded Jossle a youth marketing agency. Jossle worked with large brands like Zipcar Uber and KarmaLoop and amassed a student network of more than 100000 students nationwide.Daquan has been selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List as an Echoing Green Fellow an Ashoka Fellow featured in Black Enterprise Nasdaq Boston Business Journal Pacific Standard delivered a TEDx Talk on actionable strategies to overcome structural violence named One of Five Top Black Student Leaders to Watch in 2014 by the Clinton Foundation and received recognition by Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton for his work.