Life After VFA
Two years as a Fellow is just the beginning.
After their fellowships conclude, our alumni follow a range of paths.
Some alumni stay in their city, continuing to learn and grow at the companies where they started their careers. Others go on to join the ranks of other early-stage companies, or bring their entrepreneurial mindsets to grad school. And, of course, some found companies of their own.
No matter which path you choose, the VFA community and network will always be a resource, an incredible network, and source of friendship, camaraderie, and support. The relationships built through VFA last a lifetime.Learn more
The hope is, after completing VFA, a fellow will be able to do a range of things. Many of our fellows stay on as managers and leaders at their organizations and startups. About a quarter start their own businesses, and we have an accelerator to help them do that. Many go on to work in nonprofits, charter schools, or even go to grad school. Venture for America prepares people to do any of a very large range of things.– Andrew Yang, CEO & Founder of Venture for America
Not every Fellow goes on to start their own business, but plenty do. Over a quarter of Fellows to date have founded their own companies.
What are they building? A natural haircare startup with the freshest ingredients on the market; a company reimagining comfort food (starting with pasta made from chickpeas); a property management startup that takes the headache out of being a landlord; a menswear brand just for guys of small stature—and that’s just the beginning.Learn more