Nitzan Pelman

CEO and Founder, Climb Hire

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


Nitzan Pelman founded Climb Hire in 2019 as a way to create economic opportunity and mobility for people earning below livable wage. Climb Hire marries social capital and non-coding tech skills together through a 5 month intensive training program. 80% of Climb Hire's alumni have secured new jobs. The average Climber earns 24k before the program and 66k after the program.  Climb Hire is Nitzan's third social impact venture.  Nitzan also founded ReUp Education, an Entangled Ventures company in 2015 and served as its founding CEO. ReUp has brought back nearly 20,000 students to complete their college degrees since its inception. Nitzan also founded the New York region of Citizen Schools. Students in the program graduated from high school at a 20% higher rate than their peers. Nitzan is currently an Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow. Early in her career she worked at the Department of Education in New York City, KIPP, and Teach for America. Nitzan holds a Masters in Public Administration from New York University and a BA from Stern College for Women.

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