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VFA Update: Training Camp, Birthdays, and Summer as a Fellow

VFA Update: Training Camp, Birthdays, and Summer as a Fellow

September 5, 2014
Check out our latest newsletter for an update from Providence, RI, where our Fellows are well into their startup Training!   Dear VFA Friends and Supporters: Summertime and the living’s easy… unless you’re a VFA Fellow, that is. While most of us are gearing up for the most patriotic day of the year (and our […]

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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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A Glimpse into #VFABootcamp [PHOTOS!]

July 11, 2014
Curious what’s been happening at our 2014 Fellow Training Camp? Check out our gallery below! [satellite gallery=2 thumbs=fullright nav=off auto=off caption=off]  

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Training Camp Recap: The Website Challenge

Training Camp Recap: The Website Challenge

July 3, 2014
It’s been a whirlwind of a first week here at Training Camp.  We’ve had great speakers, great events, worked hard and played hard. One of the highlights so far was the Website Challenge, where the Fellows were tasked to redesign the VFA website- in less than 72 hours.  Here’s how it all went down. The […]

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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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See you tomorrow at the #VFAparty!

See you tomorrow at the #VFAparty!

June 4, 2014
The VFA Summer Celebration is tomorrow! There is still time to purchase your tickets! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Third Annual Summer Celebration. Arrive early to meet VFA Fellows and Event Luminaries, including Dan Gilbert, Chairman & Founder of Quicken Loans & Rock Ventures, in conversation with David Brooks, Author & Op-Ed Columnist at the New York Times...

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2014 Summer Celebration: 1 Week Left to Snag Advance Tickets!

2014 Summer Celebration: 1 Week Left to Snag Advance Tickets!

May 7, 2014
We know you want to #VFAparty There is still 1 week left to get your hands on advance tickets for the Venture for America Summer Celebration on June 5th at IAC. Join us as we welcome the incoming Class of 2014 and congratulate our inaugural Class of 2012 on their graduation! Dan Gilbert, Founder and […]

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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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