What We Do 

17a is a public sector strategy firm focused on changing the game for how top talent and the best new tools get deployed to the biggest public problems. We work directly with government agencies, big companies in public service delivery, and start ups bringing new models to the public problem solving space. Our teams combine classic management consulting tools with more out-of-the-box solution design techniques to create better programs and interventions.

17a is also growing the first professional network specifically focused on top talent in the public problem solving space.  Our team creates resources and other supports to make it easier to navigate a professional path in public problem solving and offers them to everyone for free.   

There is a popular perception that the private sector has a monopoly on the best ideas and that careers in public problem areas are not exciting.  17a is working to change that.


Past and Current Partners