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Meet Our Fellow Founders: Sky Mutual

Meet Our Fellow Founders: Sky Mutual

May 21, 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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Introducing Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast

Introducing Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast

May 13, 2015
We couldn’t be more excited to announce the launch of Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast, a play.it original in collaboration with CBS Radio! Building things is really hard and entrepreneurship is often portrayed in the media as the “sexy,” or even worse, “easy” career path. Rarely do we hear the […]

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Meet Team VFA: Jackie Miller

Meet Team VFA: Jackie Miller

May 8, 2015
Jackie Miller, aka J$ (“J-Money” when spoken aloud), is the Director of Partnerships here at VFA and is responsible for maintaining and growing VFA’s network of donors and supporters. Jackie grew up in the Bay Area before taking her talents to the east coast where she worked at two international humanitarian organizations prior to VFA. Known as a […]

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Meet our Fellow Founders: Compass

Meet our Fellow Founders: Compass

May 6, 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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Mentor Spotlight: Sherman Hu

Mentor Spotlight: Sherman Hu

April 30, 2015
During their time with us, VFA Fellows are matched with mentors from a variety of industries and backgrounds who help them navigate challenges, build professional skills, and accelerate their careers as conscious entrepreneurs. This week, we’re introducing VFA Mentor Sherman Hu to share what his experience has been like as a mentor and give a glimpse […]

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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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