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VFA Update: New Cities, New Ventures, and a VFA Party

VFA Update: New Cities, New Ventures, and a VFA Party

September 3, 2014
Want to know what’s going on at VFA? Check out our most recent newsletter below, and if you haven’t already, sign up to stay in the loop with more updates like this one! SIGN UP FOR OUR UPDATES Dear VFA Friends and Supporters: Happy Spring from Venture for America HQ! While our 2013 Fellows continue to work hard […]

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CBS Evening News visits VFA Training Camp

CBS Evening News visits VFA Training Camp

September 1, 2014
This summer while we were at Brown University in Providence, CBS Evening News came by to find out just what our Fellows are all about. Check out the story below to hear from Avery Houser (’13) and Mike Mayer (’12), see the Fellows in action at Training Camp, and even get a peek inside one […]

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GenomOncology: Battling Cancer, One Genome at a Time

GenomOncology: Battling Cancer, One Genome at a Time

August 16, 2014
GenomOncology is pioneering a revolutionary technology that can rapidly and interactively analyze and interpret sequenced genomic data. Their approach enables them to capture critical findings for the cancer researcher or clinical oncologist and produce a robust analysis report in less than a day. The company is helmed by Manuel Glynias, who leverages his 25 years […]

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Welcome to Training Camp: The Fellows have landed!

Welcome to Training Camp: The Fellows have landed!

June 24, 2014
It’s here! We’ve finally landed at our home away from home – Brown University in Providence, RI! The Team and Fellows came by car, train, plane, and, even UHaul to spend the next five weeks at Training Camp. We can’t wait to give the Fellows the chance to explore everything the “Creative Capital” (and one […]

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Miami, here we come!

Miami, here we come!

April 11, 2014
We are so excited to announce today that thanks to the support of the Knight Foundation, Venture for America will be expanding to Miami in 2014! We’d like to extend a special thanks to all the talented entrepreneurs and incredible organizations leading the charge to create a thriving startup ecosystem there–we couldn’t be more thrilled […]

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[Excerpt] Professional Services as Business Training

[Excerpt] Professional Services as Business Training

January 23, 2014
There’s fewer than two weeks left until the release of “Smart People Should Build Things” by our Founder, Andrew Yang! We’ve released a handful of excerpts over the past few weeks, and you can check back for even more between now and the February 4th release. To pre-order your copy today, visit SmartPeopleShouldBuildThings.com! As we’ve […]

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Congrats to our Round 2 Innovation Fund Winners!

January 21, 2014
We’re thrilled to announce that after six weeks of hustling and fundraising, yesterday marked the close of the VFA Innovation Fund: Round 2! The seven teams of Fellows made an impressive showing, having raised almost $40,000 while vying for the chance to get access to an additional $20,000 in funding for our winners. As always, […]

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[EXCERPT] Talent Allocation is a Zero-Sum Game

[EXCERPT] Talent Allocation is a Zero-Sum Game

January 14, 2014
VFA Founder and CEO Andrew Yang will release his first book, Smart People Should Build Things, on February 4th, 2014. Check out the most recent excerpt below on the chosen paths of talented young people, and check back for more in the coming weeks. You can also pre-order your copy today at SmartPeopleShouldBuildThings.com! Excerpted from […]

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In Memory of Ovik Banerjee, Class of 2012

January 7, 2014
It is with great sadness that we honor the memory of Ovik Banerjee, a Venture for America Fellow and graduate of the University of North Carolina, who passed away unexpectedly in Las Vegas, where he had been working for the Downtown Project for the past year and a half. Ovik, whose home was Alabama, was […]

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Huffington Post: VFA Fellows Making an Impact

Huffington Post: VFA Fellows Making an Impact

December 18, 2013
Last week, VFA teamed up with our friends at the Huffington Post to produce a week-long blog series about how our Fellows are making an impact on their companies, cities, and beyond. Why Four 20-Somethings Bought a House in Detroit The four VFA Fellows of Rebirth Realty on how they’re helping to rebuild Detroit one […]

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