VFA on Campus: Week of February 4th-8th

Only two weeks left until our final application deadline for the Class of 2013! If you’ve been thinking about applying, now is the time. We’ll have Fellows and VFA reps on campus this week to answer all of your questions. Visit our application page to start or continue your application today!

See below for details about this week’s events:

Wednesday, February 6th

NC State Engineering Fair
Come meet 2013 Fellow Steven Mazur!
The McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC
9:30am-4:00pm

UMD Virtual Info Session
University of Maryland
Please check back shortly for more information.
1:00-2:00pm

Columbia Info Session
Columbia University
Carman Hall
545 W 114th Street NYC
6:00-8:00pm

Thursday, February 7th

Johns Hopkins Career Fair
Learn more about VFA from 2013 Fellow Neil O’Donnell.
Johns Hopkins University
O’Connor Recreation Center
11:00am-3:00pm

Princeton Info Session
Princeton University
Frist 309
5:00pm-6:00pm

If you can’t make it to the events on your campus but would like to speak with someone from VFA, e-mail apply@ventureforamerica.org.

Help VFA win the JobRaising Challenge

 



Dear VFA Friends and Supporters:

We're thrilled to announce that Venture for America has been chosen as a finalist for The Huffington Post's JobRaising challenge!  Now, we're out to raise as much money as possible and we need your help.  The winner of the challenge will receive $150,000 from the Skoll Foundation – enough to help 10 VFA Fellows join and help build startup companies in cities that need them.
 

Here's how you can help…

Make a Donation: Click here to make a contribution today. Every amount helps, no matter how small!  If you've ever thought about giving money to VFA, now's the time.  ;)  

Fundraise for VFA: If you'd like to help VFA raise money to win the JobRaising Challenge, click here and go to "Create your Fundraiser." In seconds, you'll have your own fundraising page you can share with family and friends.

Anyone who donates through our JobRaising Challenge Fundraising Campaign before the end of the contest on March 1, 2013 will be eligible to receive the following prizes:

$25+: An awesome pair of Venture for America Sunglasses
$100+: One of our ever-popular VFA T-shirts
$250+: A General Admission Ticket to the 2013 Venture for America Summer Celebration on Thursday, May 30th in New York City
$1,000+: A VIP ticket to the Venture for America Summer Celebration, which includes access to the VIP lounge where guests can mingle with prominent business luminaries
 

This is a great opportunity to help VFA raise money and awareness and help put Americans back to work. Please help Venture for America achieve our mission:

To revitalize American cities and communities through entrepreneurship. 
To enable our best and brightest to create new opportunities for themselves and others.
To restore the culture of achievement to include value-creation, risk and reward, and the common good.

If you have any questions regarding the challenge itself, please email JobRaising@CrowdRise.com and they'll respond.  For anything VFA-related please contact donate@ventureforamerica.org.  

The Class of 2013 is at 22 Fellows and growing every day.  Thanks again for your support!

The VFA Team 
 

Click Here for the contest rules for the $150k, $50k and $30k grand prizes.

VFA on Campus:
Week of January 21-25

Our final deadline to join the Class of 2013 is less than one month away, and VFA representatives and Fellows will be on campus everyday this week to meet with potential applicants and answer all your questions about the fellowship.

Be sure to keep up with our blog and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on our events!

Tuesday, January 22nd

RIT Info Session
Hosted by 2012 Fellow Rob Solomon.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Bausch & Lomb Center, Room A-190
3:00-4:00pm

Lehigh Info Session
Lehigh University
UC 408
5:00-6:00pm

Wednesday, January 23rd

Villanova Info Session
Bartley Hall, Room 1011
Villanova School of Business
1:00-2:00pm

Swarthmore Info Session
Swarthmore University
Parrish Hall 159
4:00-5:00pm

Middlebury Info Session
Hosted by 2013 Fellow Astrid Schanz-Garbassi.
Middlebury College
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104
6:00-7:00pm

Haverford Info Session
Bryn Mawr College
Campus Center Room 200
6:30-7:30pm

Thursday, January 24th

Duke Career Fair
Come by the Duke Career Fair to meet 2013 Fellows Shilpi Kumar and Jack Farrell and learn more about VFA.
10:00am-3:00pm

Friday, January 25th

Columbia/Barnard Career Fair
LeFrak Gymnasium
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
9:30-1:30pm

VFA on Campus: Week of January 21-25

Our final deadline to join the Class of 2013 is less than one month away, and VFA representatives and Fellows will be on campus everyday this week to meet with potential applicants and answer all your questions about the fellowship.

Be sure to keep up with our blog and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on our events!

Tuesday, January 22nd

RIT Info Session
Hosted by 2012 Fellow Rob Solomon.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Bausch & Lomb Center, Room A-190
3:00-4:00pm

Lehigh Info Session
Lehigh University
UC 408
5:00-6:00pm

Wednesday, January 23rd

Villanova Info Session
Bartley Hall, Room 1011
Villanova School of Business
1:00-2:00pm

Swarthmore Info Session
Swarthmore University
Parrish Hall 159
4:00-5:00pm

Middlebury Info Session
Hosted by 2013 Fellow Astrid Schanz-Garbassi.
Middlebury College
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104
6:00-7:00pm

Haverford Info Session
Bryn Mawr College
Campus Center Room 200
6:30-7:30pm

Thursday, January 24th

Duke Career Fair
Come by the Duke Career Fair to meet 2013 Fellows Shilpi Kumar and Jack Farrell and learn more about VFA.
10:00am-3:00pm

Friday, January 25th

Columbia/Barnard Career Fair
LeFrak Gymnasium
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
9:30-1:30pm

VFA On Campus:
Week of October 8-12

VFA comes to the Midwest this week to spread the word! We’ll be at Notre Dame, UChicago, and Northwestern:

Wednesday, October 10th

Notre Dame Info Session
DeBartolo Hall
Room 240
6:00-7:00pm

Thursday, October 11th

UChicago Info Session
University of Chicago
Harper Memorial, Room 130
1116 E. 59th St.
7:30-8:30pm

Friday, October 12th

Northwestern Info Session
Northwestern University
207 Rock Room
Norris University Center
3:00-4:00pm

For questions about the fellowship or application process check out our FAQs or e-mail apply@ventureforamerica.org.

VFA On Campus: Week of October 8-12

VFA comes to the Midwest this week to spread the word! We’ll be at Notre Dame, UChicago, and Northwestern:

Wednesday, October 10th

Notre Dame Info Session
DeBartolo Hall
Room 240
6:00-7:00pm

Thursday, October 11th

UChicago Info Session
University of Chicago
Harper Memorial, Room 130
1116 E. 59th St.
7:30-8:30pm

Friday, October 12th

Northwestern Info Session
Northwestern University
207 Rock Room
Norris University Center
3:00-4:00pm

For questions about the fellowship or application process check out our FAQs or e-mail apply@ventureforamerica.org.

VFA Launch: Baltimore

Tomorrow night, Venture for America will hold a launch meetup for Baltimore’s entrepreneurs, investors, and community supporters where founder Andrew Yang will talk about VFA’s story and answer questions about the program.

The event is part of the inaugural Baltimore Innovation Week. Event and registration details are below:

Venture for America Launch
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 5:30pm
Emerging Technology Center
2400 Boston St.
Canton, Baltimore City

Register for the event here.

Venture for America looks forward to exploring expansion to Baltimore, and will hold similar events in the coming months as new 2013 cities are added. If you’re involved in Baltimore and are interested in bringing VFA to your city, RSVP now!

Entreprelooza for America: get your tickets now!

Don’t forget: There’s only one week left to get your tickets for the Entreprelooza for America event in Washington, D.C.!

Time and Location

Thursday, September 27th at 6:30pm
Willard Event Center Terrace
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, #800
Washington, DC 20004

Special guests will include David Rose, CEO of Gust.

Click here to get your tickets now!

If you can’t make it but would like to contribute, you can do so here. We appreciate any donation, big or small. All contributions are tax deductible.

Donate

Or visit ventureforamerica.org/donate for more donation methods. Contributions and ticket purchases may be eligible for matching gifts from your employer.

We hope to see you there!

Venture for America 2012 Summer Celebration

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2012 VFA Summer Celebration on Tuesday evening at the IAC HQ in New York City! It was a wildly successful night filled with VFA fellows, friends, and supporters, and even featured food and drinks from each of our five cities.

We heard from 2012 Fellow Derek Turner about what it’s like to be part of the inaugural class of fellows and Andrew Yang about VFA’s tremendous progress over the past year. The highlight of the evening was a speech from VFA’s 2012 honoree Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and founder of the Downtown Project, who spoke about his plans to revitalize Downtown Las Vegas.

Watch the video below for a glimpse of what the night entailed:

Get your 2012 summer celebration tickets today!

Don’t forget: Today is the last day to buy Advanced Tickets for the Venture for America 2012 Summer Celebration– prices go up tomorrow!

Come see Tony Hsieh speak, meet our 2012 fellows, and celebrate a successful first year for Venture for America.

Click here to get your tickets now!

Today is also your last chance to enter to win two free tickets to the event. Individuals who make ANY contribution to Venture for America by tomorrow will have the chance to win two tickets via random drawing, so donate today.

If you can’t join us on June 12th and would still like to support VFA, you can make a contribution to our Summer Celebration fundraising campaign

We hope to see you there!