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What are the challenges for prospective politicians in 2019? What are the opportunities for change?
Jeremi sits down with Bryan Jones and discusses what 2019 has in store for our democracy.
Zachary sets the scene with his poem, “Reflections on the New Year, 2019”.
Bryan Jones, an entrepreneur and technologist, has started several companies and been issued multiple technology-based patents. In addition to being the founder and CEO of Strive and Solve Ventures, a boutique investment and advisory services firm, Bryan is also the Chairman of Stand Up Republic, a non-partisan 501c4 founded by Evan McMullin and Mindy Finn to defend democratic ideals, norms and institutions.
Bryan has a BSc Engineering, an MBA and a JD, all from the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT, Bryan was a 21-time All American swimmer, an American Record holder and captained the 2000 NCAA Championship team. Bryan has served as a board member of several organizations, including The Athletes Village, TeamTopia, the Greater Austin Chamber, PeopleFund, USA Swimming, The Seton Fifty and The Texas Exes. He was also recently recognized as a 2018 Outstanding Young Texas Exes.