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What you do is who you become

Will your career match your values?

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The highs and lows of entrepreneurship

Watch six Venture for America Fellows in Detroit as they build businesses, learn to fail, and redefine success. Ready to build something of your own? Access our Build Something Toolkit to get started!

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How it Works

VFA recruits and trains top college grads

Sends them to startups around the country

They spend two years building those companies

Then launching their careers as entrepreneurs.

Meet Our Fellows

What I’ve learned is that business is about how to build and maintain relationships.

– Alyssa Gill '15

Forging a Path to Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Alyssa was part of the social entrepreneurship program as an undergrad at Penn State. As a Fellow she is making an impact through business and developing the skills to start her own social enterprise.

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Forging a Path to Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Alyssa was part of the social entrepreneurship program as an undergrad at Penn State. As a Fellow she is making an impact through business and developing the skills to start her own social enterprise.

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What I’ve learned is that business is about how to build and maintain relationships.

– Alyssa Gill '15

Just like you could run into a veteran on the street and have a shared experience, 5-10 years down the line if you run into a VFA Fellow who you have never met before you will have a shared experience about Training Camp and the Fellowship and the community at large.

– Erik Holst, '16

Continuing His Service After the Military

Erik made the decision to join the Navy after graduating from high school. Erik first heard about VFA during an info session for military veterans and applied for early admission as a junior.

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Continuing His Service After the Military

Erik made the decision to join the Navy after graduating from high school. Erik first heard about VFA during an info session for military veterans and applied for early admission as a junior.

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Just like you could run into a veteran on the street and have a shared experience, 5-10 years down the line if you run into a VFA Fellow who you have never met before you will have a shared experience about Training Camp and the Fellowship and the community at large.

– Erik Holst, '16

We get to work on our company stress free because we don’t have to worry about a safety net. The Accelerator took so many of our stressors away so we can focus on building our company.

– Jinesh Shah, '15

An Engineer Finding a Way to Founder

Jinesh has always known that he wanted to start a company. As a Miami Fellow he joined a group of like-minded people and found his co-founder.

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An Engineer Finding a Way to Founder

Jinesh has always known that he wanted to start a company. As a Miami Fellow he joined a group of like-minded people and found his co-founder.

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We get to work on our company stress free because we don’t have to worry about a safety net. The Accelerator took so many of our stressors away so we can focus on building our company.

– Jinesh Shah, '15

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