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The Future of Sports Entertainment

The Innovation Fund is a four-week crowdfunding competition that gives VFA Fellows the opportunity to launch their business ideas and projects. Nine Fellow-led teams are off to the races sharing their new ventures with the world and hustling to raise as much money as possible on Indiegogo between now and March 16th.  Drew Jankowski is a 2013 Venture For America Fellow who currently lives and works in Providence, RI. He studied Engineering and Studio Art at Dartmouth, while also playing on the varsity golf…

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The VFA Accelerator launches today!

Mike Tarullo is SVP of Corporate Development at Venture for America and program director for the VFA Accelerator. Our favorite thing about working at Venture for America is seeing our Fellows change and grow throughout their time with us. We meet thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs on campus or early in their careers who say they want to launch a business one day, but don't know where to begin. Then after a few years with VFA, we've…

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The Short Straw of Men’s Fashion

The Innovation Fund is a four-week crowdfunding competition that gives VFA Fellows the opportunity to launch their business ideas and projects. Nine Fellow-led teams are off to the races sharing their new ventures with the world and hustling to raise as much money as possible on Indiegogo between now and March 16th.  Steven Mazur and Eric Huang are 2013 Venture for America Fellows who are using both the VFA Innovation Fund and VFA Accelerator to launch Ash & Anvil this…

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The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture

By Andrew Yang February 25, 2015 Originally published on qz.com In his book Excellent Sheep, William Deresiewicz describes the current generation of strivers as “driven to achieve without knowing why.” And then they become paralyzed when they’re not sure how to proceed. I jokingly call the hang-ups associated with a drive to achieve as “the Achievement Demons.” When I was growing up, I’d study for days trying to get good grades. When I’d get an “A,”…

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The Key to Staying in Touch with Friends

The Innovation Fund is a four-week crowdfunding competition that gives VFA Fellows the opportunity to launch their business ideas and projects. Nine Fellow-led teams are off to the races sharing their new ventures with the world and hustling to raise as much money as possible on Indiegogo between now and March 16th.  Molly Adair is a 2014 Venture for America fellow working as a graphic designer in Providence, RI. She wants to help other people keep in touch…

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Three Ways to Stop Making Excuses and Start a Business

The Innovation Fund is a four-week crowdfunding competition that gives VFA Fellows the opportunity to launch their business ideas and projects. Nine Fellow-led teams are off to the races sharing their new ventures with the world and hustling to raise as much money as possible on Indiegogo between now and March 16th.  Muhga Eltigani is launching her business, NaturAll Club, a subscription-based service for all natural hair care products and she's learning a lot in the process. In the…

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