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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March 13, 2012
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.
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 […]
October 28, 2011
Check out the latest article on Venture for America featured in The Tulane Hullabaloo. Read the article here: Venture for America seeks to connect recent grads with local jobs
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 […]
October 20, 2011
Watch video of VFA Founder and President, Andrew Yang, from the University of Michigan’s Entrepreneurship Hour.
October 11, 2011
Check out the latest article on Venture for America featured in Wesleyan University’s The Wesleyan Argus. Read the article here: Fellowship Program to Recruit Wesleyan Students
October 5, 2011
Venture for America was recently featured in two college newspapers. Check out the articles by clicking the links below: The California Tech: New company connects grads and start ups The State News: Program aids economy, helps grads locate jobs
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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Meet Zoe Chaves
Before she was a growth hacker for a Providence startup, Zoe Chaves was an Urban Planning student at Brown University. Always seeking to make a social impact, Zoe dedicated her extracurricular hours to social work. She had her VFA “aha!” moment when she heard from one of her clients — a young, college-educated mother — that finally getting a job in Providence felt like “winning... Read Zoe’s story
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