March 6, 2014
Name: Ethan Levy Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland University: Tulane University ’16 Majors: International Studies & Business Company: ComeFail One of our promising young entrepreneurs working as a campus ambassador at Tulane University, Ethan Levy, recently participated in 3 Day Startup (3DS), a non-profit organization that seeks to kick-start student-run companies and bui...
Archive by Category "entrepreneurship"
March 6, 2014
June 7, 2013
Several people have forwarded the VFA Team a recent MIT entrepreneurship essay on the sort of problems American entrepreneurs should be focused on. It’s very thought-provoking, and accurate in arguing that both the market and the respective experiences of founders drive what sort of companies get started and invested in (and which don’t), and why […]
April 9, 2013
By Mike Tarullo, VP of Corporate Development (originally published on Huffington Post) When I was 22 and graduating from college, there were a couple paths to take. The first path was to follow my dreams, a dangerous idea because the dreams of a 22-year-old are pretty underdeveloped. Yet, this is what our baby boomer parents […]
February 22, 2013
After over a decade working in startups, Andrew Yang has learned many important lessons about what it takes to build a business. But according to him, what entrepreneurs really need to found a successful organization is patience and willingness to dedicate time to the idea. In his recent article in the Huffington Post, Andrew discusses […]
February 20, 2012
We’re pleased to announce that our founder, Andrew Yang, will head to SXSWi this year to sit on a panel called How to Build Entrepreneurship Communities. The panel will include other expert community builders Brad Feld, Paige Craig, Nick Seguin, Mark Nager, and Mark Davis. If you have a good question that you want the moderator (Shane Reiser) to […]
February 6, 2012
Check out this interesting article in the Raleigh News & Observer about the challenges facing current college seniors, members of the newly-christened Generation Z. From exploring hacker culture at Duke University, to discussing how to keep graduating talent in North Carolina, to a few words from VFA Founder Andrew Yang on what opportunities these new […]
January 5, 2012
Check out the latest blog post from VFA Executive Board member, Alison Lindland. Alison writes about beginning her career after graduating from Vassar in 2000 and the path she took to becoming a full-time entrepreneur. She is currently the Director of Business Development and Marketing at Kohort. Read her blog post here!
November 15, 2011
Columbia University senior, Derek Turner, writes about his views on entrepreneurship and why it may just offer benefits that other fields don’t. Read Derek’s article here: The Eye: The Iliad and the IPO: The case for entrepreneurship-and how Columbia College neglects it
November 8, 2011
By Guest Blogger- Gen Furukawa, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell
November 4, 2011
Check out the opinion piece by Venture for America Board of Directors member Darren MacDonald in UC Berkeley’s The Daily Californian. Read the article on The Daily Californian’s website here: Exploring a new path to entrepreneurship
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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