Brandon Andrews

Brandon Andrews

Brandon Andrews is co-founder of Gauge; an AI-driven mobile market research platform connecting brands to consumers and influencers to identify opportunities and avoid mistakes. As Senior Consultant at Values Partnerships he leads the company’s work on technology and entrepreneurship, including leading a nationwide casting tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to ABC’s, Shark Tank and building inclusive ecosystems. He led casting for Bet on Black – a business show on REVOLT highlighting Black entrepreneurs. Named a Global Innovation Fellow by the U.S. Department of State, he has traveled the world speaking and hosting events on entrepreneurship and innovation.

He helped build and hosted the inaugural CGI Entrepreneurship Greenhouse at Clinton Global Initiative. He has also headlined entrepreneurship programming around the world including Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Dushanbe, Tajikistan; the Unleash+ pitch competition in Mysore, India; and four-part artificial intelligence event series in Kampala, Uganda.

In addition to working with entrepreneurs Brandon has helped lead nationwide engagement campaigns including jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (2022), Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre (2021), John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020), If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Fences (2016), ROOTS (2016), and Concussion (2015).

In 2018, he managed the #TechtoWealth Tour with DJ Young Guru. Designed to get 10K people of color coding, #TechtoWealth brought tech events to WeWork locations in the final six OTRII Tour cities + BET Hip Hop Awards with $1M in coding scholarships available from Opportunity Hub and Flatiron School.

He worked with NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment to refresh their Erase The Hate campaign, including building the first accelerator for organizations fighting hate. In 2015, he worked with A+E Networks, iHeartMedia, and the United Way to develop the Shining A Light Concert for Progress on Race in America, Shining a Light Fund, and Conversations on Race in America documentary.

Previously, Brandon empowered public affairs, technology, and real estate clients at MWWPR. He spent 5 years in the United States Senate where he handled technology, small business, and defense policy.

He is Chairman of the DC Commission on National and Community Service. A former fashion model, he serves on the DC Commission on Fashion, Arts, and Events and works with fashion/beauty entrepreneurs.

He provides commentary on policy, politics, business and tech on TV, radio, and the web.

A former Division-1 track athlete, Brandon is a graduate of Oral Roberts University.

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