February 16, 2012
VFA Founder Andrew Yang was recently featured in Worth Magazine talking about everything from how he got the idea for VFA to how he plans to create 100,000 jobs by 2025. Check out what he had to say here:
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February 16, 2012
January 26, 2012
Venture for America’s founder Andrew Yang, and board member/inspiration Charlie Kroll of Andera are featured on Forbes.com today! Entitled “An Entrepreneur’s Big Idea to Boost Struggling Cities,” it’s a tale of how Andrew and Charlie’s search for fulfilling and exciting careers led them to entreprenurship and to getting involved with VFA. The article include...
January 12, 2012
For Grads Seeking to Work and Do Good By EMILY GLAZER Ivy League senior Ethan Carlson recently turned down a job with a global-energy consulting practice and instead pledged to spend two years working for an entrepreneur, perhaps with a focus on renewable energy, in a struggling U.S. city. “I want to […]
January 5, 2012
We had the privilege of heading to Las Vegas earlier this week to meet with Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, and his team Fred Mossler, Zachary Ware, Arun Rajan, Connie Yeh, and Don Welch. As one of the many people who have read Tonys book Delivering Happiness, I had been looking forward to the meeting […]
July 19, 2011
When a company has a serious problem, it sends its best people to solve it. Right now our country has a serious problem – we need to create more jobs. And yet, our top college graduates are often not heading to innovative start-ups and early stage companies that will generate jobs and produce new industries. […]
Fellows in Action
Meet Franklin Weldon
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 weddings and events during middle school, he was always finding opportunities to start “businesses” and creating teams to make it happen. This only continued once he got to Morehouse College, where... Read Franklin’s story
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