Jukay Hsu

CEO and Co-founder, Pursuit

Tuesday, June 7
Lunch Plenary | 11:45 AM–1:30 PM



Jukay Hsu is the CEO and co-founder of Pursuit, a social impact organization that creates economic opportunity and transformation. Pursuit identifies and trains adults with the most need and potential to gain their first tech job, advance in their career, and become the next generation of leaders in tech. Pursuit graduates are hired as software engineers by leading companies like Pinterest, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, Citibank, and JPMorgan Chase, and on average go from making $18,000 to over $85,000 yearly.

An immigrant who was raised in Queens, Jukay graduated from Stuyvesant High School, where he served as school president and helped lead the student body after the 9/11 attacks. Jukay graduated from Harvard College with a degree in economics and then served as a U.S. Army officer where he commanded a rifle platoon and earned the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge in Iraq. Jukay returned home after military service and founded Pursuit to advance economic opportunity in the innovation economy. 

Jukay serves as a Director of the New York City Water Board, the Vice Chair of Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City Foundation. He was selected in 2020 as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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