Archive by Category "VFA"

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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A Manager’s Guide to Managing Up

A Manager’s Guide to Managing Up

January 14, 2015
Mike Tarullo is SVP of Corporate Development at Venture for America. Mike has ran 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 how to effectively manage up and follow his thoughts […]

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Questionable Questions: Avoid without question.

Questionable Questions: Avoid without question.

January 8, 2015
By Lauren Gill, VFA Talent Guru Read any interview tips article, and it’ll tell you that preparation is key to nailing a job interview. I couldn’t agree more. Most people focus on being able to effectively answer questions in an interview, but crafting smart questions to ask is essential. When someone asks me an easily […]

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Endangered Species: Young U.S. Entrepreneurs

Endangered Species: Young U.S. Entrepreneurs

January 7, 2015
This week, the Wall St. Journal published an article that shines a much-needed spotlight on a major problem our country faces: entrepreneurship in the U.S. is on the decline, and has been for decades– particularly among young people. “Endangered Species: Young U.S. Entrepreneurs” points out that even though there’s a widely held notion that 20-somethings […]

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Thank you & end of year update

Thank you & end of year update

December 22, 2014
Dear VFA friends and supporters, When I started Venture for America in 2011, I believed that we weren’t asking enough of our young people. We needed more of them to take on the challenge of building a new business or organization. Through this, they’d create new opportunities for themselves and others. They would also become […]

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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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