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Meet Our Fellow Founders: Bearkat

Meet Our Fellow Founders: Bearkat

April 23, 2015
The Venture for America Accelerator is a 3-month program designed to support and catalyze the launch of our Fellow-founded companies. Based in Philadelphia, the Fellows and their teams are provided coworking space at First Round Capital, weekly programming, and access to VFA’s network of mentors, advisors, and investors. This year, five teams have hit the […]

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Meet Team VFA: Eric Caballero

Meet Team VFA: Eric Caballero

April 22, 2015
In case you haven’t heard, we kind of love our jobs here at VFA HQ. We get to hang out with our incredible Fellows, identify the next generation of entrepreneurs, find founders and teams who are building something great, and proudly shout from the rooftops about our work in some of the coolest cities across the country. But the […]

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Halftime Update at the VFA Accelerator

Halftime Update at the VFA Accelerator

April 21, 2015
Update from the Accelerator: We’re halfway there! Time flies when you’re building things! We’re halfway through the first-ever VFA Accelerator here in Philly and our five teams have made some serious progress in building their nascent companies. Their spirits are high and their heads are down, as they hustle to make the most out of […]

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Spring is here, Summer Celebration is near

Spring is here, Summer Celebration is near

April 17, 2015
Have you heard about the 2015 Summer Celebration yet? Early bird general admission tickets are on sale until May 1st at a discounted price of $300. Get them while you can! So far, confirmed hosts and attendees for the event include Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Pauline Brown, Adam Braun, Sallie Krawcheck, Dhani Jones, Cyrus Massoumi, Andy […]

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You can’t multitask, either

You can’t multitask, either

March 27, 2015
Mike Tarullo is SVP of Corporate Development at Venture for America. Mike has run and managed nearly every department at VFA and most recently has focused his efforts on helping Fellows build companies via our seed fund, the VFA Accelerator and Innovation Fund.  Read on for his advice on prioritizing and productivity and follow his thoughts on jobs, […]

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VFA Accelerator: Meet the Fellows!

VFA Accelerator: Meet the Fellows!

March 16, 2015
We’re heading into week three of the VFA Accelerator in Philadelphia, and our six participating teams are off to quite a start.  They’ve been busy coding like crazy, selling everything from boxers to weather insurance, and choosing their company names (no pressure). After setting up shop at VFA HQ in New York for two days […]

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The Reason We Need More Women Starting Companies

The Reason We Need More Women Starting Companies

March 4, 2015
By Andrew Yang February 3, 2015 Originally published on businessinsider.com I recently read an article about “The Babadook,” an independent horror movie that received rave reviews (97% on Rotten Tomatoes). The writer and director is a woman, Jennifer Kent, and the movie features a psychological treatment of various family anxieties. It’s so good and revolutionary […]

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The VFA Accelerator launches today!

The VFA Accelerator launches today!

March 2, 2015
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 […]

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A Year Later We Still Believe “Smart People Should Build Things”

A Year Later We Still Believe “Smart People Should Build Things”

February 4, 2015
A year ago today, our Founder & CEO, Andrew Yang, added author to his already impressive list of accomplishments by publishing “Smart People Should Build Things.” It’s been such an exciting journey for Andrew (and all of us!) since last February and wanted to take today to thank all the supporters who have made the […]

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Meet Team VFA: Laila Selim

Meet Team VFA: Laila Selim

January 23, 2015
In case you haven’t heard, we kind of love our jobs here at VFA HQ. We get to hang out with our incredible Fellows, identify the next generation of entrepreneurs, find founders and teams who are building something great, and proudly shout from the rooftops about our work in some of the coolest cities across the country. But the […]

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