Press

All VFA Press

Contact:

Lisa Gruber
lisa@ventureforamerica.org | 646-490-1403


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fast Company: How Parenting and Partnerships Push Venture for America Forward

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wall Street Journal TV: Who Needs Wall Street? New Grads Opt for Startups

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fast Company: The Entrepreneurs Who Saved Seattle

Friday, May 30, 2014

Business Insider: New Grads Should Start Businesses, Not Work on Wall Street

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fast Company: Why go to College?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Entrepreneur: Failure: Go From Moping to Hoping

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Business Insider: Elite Grads Share Why They Moved To Detroit

Thursday, February 20, 2014

ABC News [VIDEO]: Saving America One Startup at a Time

Monday, February 17, 2014

Baltimore Sun: Connecting Startup Firms, bright graduates

Friday, February 14, 2014

NPR Marketplace [AUDIO]: Getting grads to build more startups

Friday, February 7, 2014

Morning Joe [VIDEO]: Should new grads think beyond law school, finance?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

HuffPost Live [VIDEO]: CEO on why “Smart People Should Build Things”

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

MSNBC [VIDEO]: Why Smart People Should Build Things

Sunday, February 1, 2014

USA Today: Venture for America launches young entrepreneurs

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Detroit Free Press: Hackers, author herald a new vibrant Detroit

Friday, January 17, 2014

CBS Evening News: Job creation the goal behind entrepreneur program

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

CNBC: Young grads forgo big salaries to Venture for America

Sunday, July 14, 2013

New York Times: No Six-Figure Pay, but Making a Difference

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Providence Journal: Venture for America program in Providence aims to jump-start entrepreneurial careers

Monday, March 4, 2013

Huffington Post: HuffPost JobRaising Initiative Raises $1.5 Million For Job-Creating Nonprofits

Huffington Post LIVE: Video: The JobRaising Challenge

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Freshwater Cleveland: Venture for America Plants Fellows to Halt Brain Drain

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Upstart Business Journal: Venture for America rakes in donations with The JobRaising Challenge

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fast Company: How Tony Hsieh Is Flooding Downtown Las Vegas With Entrepreneurial College Graduates

Monday, December 3, 2012

Las Vegas Sun: Venture for America fellows are working to make their new home a better place

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Hsieh gives $1 million to bring young talent to downtown Las Vegas

CNBC: “Squawk on the Street”- Zappos CEO Pledge to Revitalize Las Vegas

BC Heights: VFA Matches College Grads With Start-ups

Monday, November 12, 2012

Business Insider: Overnight Successes Don’t Really Exist In The Startup World

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Huffington Post: Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vanity Fair: Charity: Venture for America

Thursday, October 15, 2012

Techonomy: Venture for America Plants Budding Entrepreneurs in Urban Soil

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Haven Independent: “Venture for America” Vanguard Arrives

Thursday, September 20, 2012

USA Today College: From startups to small businesses, entrepreneurship gains post-grad popularity

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New York Times: Its First Graduates on the Job, Venture for America Looks for Fresh Recruits

Brown Daily Herald: Alum program pairs graduates with start-ups

Thursday, September 6, 2012

HuffPost/VFA Blog: Andrew Yang invited to HuffPost’s “What is Working?” Panel

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cincinnati Enquirer: A world of potential

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fortune: 7 Gen-Y employment champions

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Concentrate: Accio Energy lands one of first Venture for America fellows

Sunday, July 22, 2012

WPRI: Venture for America aids startups

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mass HighTech: Venture for America connects grads with startups

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Detroit Free Press: Tom Walsh looks at Venture for America for young entrepreneurs

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Brown University News: Venture training helps entrepreneurs succeed

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Technically Baltimore: Venture for America Coming to Baltimore in 2013

Friday, July 6, 2012

Baltimore Business Journal: Venture for America to match young workers, startups

Friday, June 29, 2012

Business Insider: Here’s Where Ivy League Students Go When They Graduate

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pop City: Venture for America is coming to Pittsburgh with its army of entrepreneurs

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pittsburgh Business Times: New Venture looks to place top grads at start-ups

Friday, June 15, 2012

Washington Post: Grads: Skip the Bank Job, Join a Startup

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Xconomy: Venture for America Unveils First Fellows Bound for Detroit, Other Cities

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fast Company: 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The New York Times: The Jobless Young Find Their Voice

Friday, April 27, 2012

The White House Office of Public Engagement: Celebrating a Year of Champions of Change – President Obama Meets with 12 Champions Who Are Making a Difference in Their Communities

Friday, April 20, 2012

WCPO-TV Cincinnati: Business Wise: Crystal Faulkner sits down with VP of Venture for America

Cincy BizBlog: Venture for America recruiting best, brightest to Cincinnati

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Claremont McKenna College News: CMC’s Brentt Baltimore Picked to be in Inaugural Class of Future Entrepreneurs, Through Venture for America

Monday, April 16, 2012

USA Today: Programs encourage new grads to try entrepreneurship

Friday, March 30, 2012

          Time Magazine: Helping Hand – Start-ups Get a Boost with College Grads

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

KTNV: Zappos CEO’s new project hopes to attract young people to Las Vegas

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Las Vegas Sun: Zappos CEO buys motel, strikes deal to bring young talent downtown

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Business Insider: We Need A Career Path For College Students Who Want To Become Entrepreneurs Instead Of Bankers Or Lawyers

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NewsOK: University of Oklahoma students are chosen for entrepreneurship program

Monday, February 20, 2012

ReutersTV: Overheard in the Alley Part 2: The real problem with job creation – Tech Tonic

Monday, February 13, 2012

Worth Magazine: Q+A with VFA Founder Andrew Yang

Monday, February 6, 2012

News 14 Carolina: Andrew Yang with Venture for America discusses how Generation Z will fit into the workforce (Video)

Monday, February 6, 2012

The News & Observer: N.C. colleges nurture Generation Z entrepreneurs

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Miscellany News: Program a leg up for student entrepreneurs

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Daily Pennsylvanian: Venture for America aims to send students to startups

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Forbes: An Entrepreneur’s Big Idea to Boost Struggling Cities

Friday, January 12, 2012

The Wall Street Journal: For Grads Seeking to Work and Do Good

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Next Web: Venture for America wants to slot grads into startups in struggling cities

Friday, December 9, 2011

Cincinnati Enquirer: Venture for America: Yes to Cincinnati

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Soapbox Cincinnati: My Soapbox: Andrew Yang, Founder, Venture For America

Friday, December 2, 2011

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Creating Jobs, Harmonizing Nonprofits, and Diagnosing Disease

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fast Company: Venture For America Wants To Create 100,000 New Jobs By Matching College Grads With Startups

Friday, November 11, 2011

MyBankTracker: One Goal for Venture for America: Job Creation

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Washington Square News: Venture for America gives startups a chance

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Daily Californian: Exploring a new path to entrepreneurship

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Tulane Hullabaloo: Venture for America seeks to connect recent grads with local jobs

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fox Business News: Recruiting Top Grads for Startups (Video)

The Hoya: Volunteering After GU: The Roads Less Traveled

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Michigan Daily: Viewpoint: Explore Venture for America

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The New York Times: Starting a Teach for America for Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Michigan Daily: Program to pair Detroit start-ups with “U” students

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Wesleyan Argus: Fellowship Program to Recruit Wesleyan Students

Friday, October 7, 2011

University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship Hour (Videos)

Monday, October 3, 2011

The California Tech: New company connects grads and start ups

The State News: Program aids economy, helps grads locate jobs

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Columbia Spectator: Columbia Law School alum hopes to help create jobs in struggling cities

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Brown Daily Herald: Alum offers grads new ventures in Providence

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Brown Daily Herald Blog: Alums Who Do Cool Things (and a future for you): Andrew Yang ’96, President of Venture for America

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Orleans CityBusiness: Aspiring entrepreneurs to test ‘stickiness’ of New Orleans

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Harvard Crimson: New Program Leads Grads to Start-Ups

Friday, September 2, 2011

Venture for America Official Launch Video:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

White House Champions of Change: Blog Post by Andrew Yang

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Daily: MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Program matches grads with young firms in struggling cities

Friday, August 26, 2011

NPR: Marketplace Radio: A fellowship program for entrepreneurs (starts 18:20)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Model-D: Venture for America, Blackstone LaunchPad continue push for young entrepreneurs

Monday, August 22, 2011

Crain’s Detroit Business: Conduit to College Grads

Thursday, August 18, 2011

White House Champions of Change Event

Monday, August 15, 2011

Inc.: The Future of Venture for America

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fox News Happening Now with Jenna Lee:

Huffington Post – Blog Post by VFA Board Member Jonathan Cropper: Injecting Entrepreneurial Optimism Into America’s Challenged Urban Center

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

GOOD: Venture for America Applies the Teach for America Model to the World of Business

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Street: Venture for America Boosts Entrepreneurs

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Barron’s: Growth Story: Graduate Start-Up Nation

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Inc.: The ‘Teach for America’ for Entrepreneurs?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Xconomy: Venture for America Recruiting College Grads for Startup Jobs in Detroit, Providence, and More, Says Founder

Monday, July 25, 2011

BNET: New Program Lures Young Entrepreneurs to Troubled Cities

Huffington Post: Venture For America To Place Young Entrepreneurs In Struggling Cities

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

TechCrunch: Venture for America Sends Entrepreneurial Talent To The Cities That Need It Most

Fast Company: Venture For America Will Do For Entrepreneurship What Teach For America Does For Education

U.S. News & World Report: A Job Opportunity for Entrepreneurial New Grads

Boston Herald: Nonprofit group ventures out to distressed cities