Matt Deptola

Founder of Young Americans Let's Get Going


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I'm from Cleveland, Ohio and went to Ohio State, studying public affairs and nonprofit management. I graduated in 2014 and really discovered a passion for growing ideas, policy, and people. I've been at JobsOhio since graduating working in project management. 95% of my time is dedicated to negotiating financial incentives, business development, and real estate selection. I've been working on Young Americans, Let's Get Going and The Collective as a passion project for the past 2+ years and am really fired up by its potential.

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The Collective is an email newsletter that summarizes 3-5 of the week's top political news stories for young Americans. We've build, redesigned, and grown the newsletter over the past 2 years and have produced 45 issues with over 3,000 unique views. Currently, we have 185+ subscribers. I think there is an opportunity to take it to the next level, but I don't know how.