2015 Fellow Devon Sanford shares her thoughts on how she knew VFA was right for her -- we couldn't be more excited for Devon and her fellow '15ers to join the VFAmily! http://ventureforamerica.org/why-i-went-vfa-devon-sanford/
JAN 30, 2015
There’s no one thing that makes a great Fellow, but if you’re excited to dive headfirst into a startup, work hard, and apprentice yourself to a founder, this could be for you.
Startup experience, training, mentorship, friends, and cofounders. Once you join us, we'll give you what you need to make the most of your two years with us (and your career)....
We may be a two-year program, but it doesn’t stop there. Starting your own company? Need work advice? Alumni get access to resources and stay plugged into our network for life.
Once you join VFA, we’ll help you find a fit with one of our 200+ partner companies that are changing the economies of cities across the country. Check out a few of them here, or meet them all below. Which team would you want to join?
VFA is a nonprofit program that places our best and brightest at startups in emerging cities, helping build businesses, create jobs, and make an impact.
VFA trains top college grads…
And sends them to startups.
They spend two years building those companies…
… and launching their careers as entrepreneurs.
Each year, we recruit and train a new group of recent grads to join startups in emerging cities across the country. After being selected, and trained for 5 weeks, you’ll hit the ground running and spend two years building a business while getting the experience you need to one day start a venture of your own.
Find your fit with a partner company and work with experienced entrepreneurs.Read more
Get world class training and mentorship while building a network of talented peers.Read more
Build your business with the support of advisors and seed capital from VFA.Read more
Why bring VFA Fellows into your city? They’re smart. They’re young. And they’re ready to work hard. But what really sets them apart is that they’re prepared to make an impact in the places they move to — both within their companies and out in the world.
Get innovative companies the skilled & passionate people they need to growRead more
Attract bright, energetic young professionals to your communityRead more
Startups in your city will grow, and some Fellows will even launch new onesRead more
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