Archive by Category "entrepreneurship"

Tulane Campus Ambassador Experiences 3 Day Startup

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...

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What entrepreneurs should be doing

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 […]

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Started from the Bottom Now We’re Here: Maslow and Careers

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 […]

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Businesses take time to build

Businesses take time to build

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 […]

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Come See Andrew Yang at SXSW: “How to Build Entrepreneurship Communities”

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 […]

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“Generation Z” and Encouraging Entrepreneurship in North Carolina

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 […]

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A View From the Heights- Venture for America

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!

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