Co-CEO | Emerge Career | New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Gabriel “Gabe” Saruhashi, an honoree of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 2021, Forbes Next 1000 in 2021, and Forbes 30 Under 30 in North America in 2023, is a Yale graduate in Computer Science and Psychology manga cum laude. As co-founder and CTO of Ameelio.org, and CEO of Emerge Career, he has significantly contributed to bridging the opportunity gap in the country. Ameelio, the first nonprofit to service a core correctional service, has positively impacted over 1M individuals affected by incarceration with its innovative education and communication platform, earning a New York Times’s Good Tech Award, and the Fast Company’s World-Changing Idea and Most Innovative Nonprofit awards. While expanding Ameelio, Gabe co-founded Emerge Career to address unemployment post-incarceration. This gov-tech firm develops a prison-to-employment software platform, successfully graduating 87% of its students and achieving 100% employment for them with an average annual pay of $78K. Gabe’s multifaceted experience, impressive recognition, and social impact-focused entrepreneurship position him uniquely in understanding technology, policy, and social good.