Meet the Fellows
Baltimore | Class of 2013
Sure, everyone has their thing. Well, Clara Gustafson had three “things” while she was at Georgetown: student government, ultimate frisbee, and entrepreneurship.
Rather than just getting her feet wet, Clara dove hea...Read More
Cincinnati | Class of 2013
Tech-savvy Fellow Matt Fulton has wanted to start a company since before he knew what coding was (back when he still had to get his parents’ permission to use the internet). He kicked off his college years at University of C...Read More
Cleveland | Class of 2013
He’s always loved solving problems, but Eric Olson never really thought of himself as an entrepreneur. And by that, we mean “entrepreneur” was barely part of his vocabulary until his first attempt at building something.<...Read More
Detroit | Class of 2013
Frankie started building at a young age, when he’d enlist his friends to help with entrepreneurial schemes. From piecing together a neighborhood cleanup crew in elementary school to rallying an orchestral quartet to play at...Read More
New Orleans | Class of 2013
Growing up in an international home where his parents encouraged him to become a lifelong learner, Zubin Teherani is no stranger to exploring new territory and taking chances (what a surprise he became a VFA Fellow).
Philadelphia | Class of 2013
There’s no doubt that Kate Leisy is a hustler. She came up with her first business idea in middle school when she invented a divider made of pillows that parents could hang from car ceilings to keep their kids from fighting,...Read More
Providence | Class of 2013
Before she was a growth hacker for a Providence startup, Zoe Chaves was an Urban Planning student at Brown University. Always seeking to make a social impact, Zoe dedicated her extracurricular hours to social work. She had her...Read More
San Antonio | Class of 2014
“I like to build things.” In true VFA fashion, that’s how Emily has always explained her eclectic mix of past experiences in everything from photojournalism to carpentry to urban design. She wasn’t sure exact...Read More
St. Louis | Class of 2014
When Chisom Uche went off to school at Washington University in St. Louis, he didn’t bother worrying about what college life would bring. Instead, he set a goal: to do whatever he could to position himself to make an impact...Read More
Fellows in Action
Meet Clara Gustafson
Sure, everyone has their thing. Well, Clara Gustafson had three “things” while she was at Georgetown: student government, ultimate frisbee, and entrepreneurship. Rather than just getting her feet wet, Clara dove head-first into learning about business when she helped co-found a $1.5 million fund called The Social Innovation and Public Service Fund (SIPS), to support socially oriented businesses, projects, research, and other student initiatives. Realizing... Read Clara’s story
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