Archive by Category "on campus"

VFA at SXSW

March 13, 2012
I was on a panel at SXSW earlier this week with Mark Davis (Kohort), Marc Nager (Startup Weekend), Nick Seguin (Kauffman Foundation), Jeff Slobotski (Silicon Prairie News), and Paige Craig (BetterWorks) moderated by Shane Reiser (also of Kohort).  The topic was How to Build Entrepreneurship Communities.  Brad Feld of Techstars was meant to join us, […]

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VFA on the road

February 1, 2012
Andrew Yang visited Vassar College yesterday along with Vassar alum and VFA Executive Board Member Alison Lindland.  In Alison’s day job, she serves as Director of Business Development and Marketing at NYC startup Kohort.  Read the in-depth recap in Vassar’s The Miscellany News to learn more about the event.  

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VFA visits Wharton

January 27, 2012
  VFA founder Andrew Yang spoke with a collection of Wharton undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday night, and Nikhil Menezes of student newspaper The Daily Pennsylvanian penned an article recapping the event.  Andrew positioned VFA as an alternative to finance and consulting for those who dream of starting companies – and described […]

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Guest Blogger- Taylor Fleming, Colgate University

October 25, 2011
Venture for America is excited to feature guest blogger Taylor Fleming. Taylor is a junior at Colgate University, majoring in English with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies: As the semester rolls along, many Colgate seniors are beginning to wonder about their future plans. Andrew Yang, graduate of the Brown University class of 1996, found […]

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

September 15, 2011
By Ashley Aydin, Staff Writer Published on: Thursday, September 15, 2011 It’s usually a bad sign when a city finds itself in the company of Detroit and New Orleans — but not always. Providence joins its woebegone sisters in playing host to Venture for America, an entrepreneurship program founded by Andrew Yang ’96. The program, […]

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