February 29, 2012
I’ve been imagining Venture for America for years now. It wasn’t called Venture for America initially, it was a vague set of ideas, loosely strung together as The Solution. The Problem is that we have a ton of talented, motivated young people emerging from schools each year that don’t have access to the sort of […]
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February 21, 2012
Anthony De Rosa recently sat down with Venture for America founder and CEO, Andrew Yang, to talk about the real issues in job creation and how VFA will help the start-up industry take the lead on job creation. Yang says VFA will provide the bridge between the mass of enterprising recent college grads who want […]
February 20, 2012
We’re pleased to announce that our founder, Andrew Yang, will head to SXSWi this year to sit on a panel called How to Build Entrepreneurship Communities. The panel will include other expert community builders Brad Feld, Paige Craig, Nick Seguin, Mark Nager, and Mark Davis. If you have a good question that you want the moderator (Shane Reiser) to […]
February 17, 2012
We recently sent out a newsletter welcoming our first 28 Venture Fellows to those who had signed up to receive periodic updates. To receive the newsletter every month or two, just enter your e-mail address at the bottom of the page under “Get the Latest VFA Updates.” Thanks to everyone for supporting VFA! Hello […]
February 16, 2012
VFA Founder Andrew Yang was recently featured in Worth Magazine talking about everything from how he got the idea for VFA to how he plans to create 100,000 jobs by 2025. Check out what he had to say here:
February 6, 2012
Check out this interesting article in the Raleigh News & Observer about the challenges facing current college seniors, members of the newly-christened Generation Z. From exploring hacker culture at Duke University, to discussing how to keep graduating talent in North Carolina, to a few words from VFA Founder Andrew Yang on what opportunities these new […]
February 1, 2012
Andrew Yang visited Vassar College yesterday along with Vassar alum and VFA Executive Board Member Alison Lindland. In Alison’s day job, she serves as Director of Business Development and Marketing at NYC startup Kohort. Read the in-depth recap in Vassar’s The Miscellany News to learn more about the event.
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Meet Zoe Chaves
Before she was a growth hacker for a Providence startup, Zoe Chaves was an Urban Planning student at Brown University. Always seeking to make a social impact, Zoe dedicated her extracurricular hours to social work. She had her VFA “aha!” moment when she heard from one of her clients — a young, college-educated mother — that finally getting a job in Providence felt like “winning... Read Zoe’s story
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