August 8, 2012
NextGen Journal, a “website for the next generation,” is run by a team of college students from around the nation. Every week, the website will feature a fellow from the Venture for America Class of 2012 in its “Future Entrepreneurs” series. If you haven’t already, check out the articles below! In week one, NextGen Journal […]
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August 8, 2012
May 14, 2012
We’re proud to announce that today, VFA founder Andrew Yang was named #27 on Fast Company’s list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2012. And he’s in good company! Check out the full list of 100 Most Creative People here.
April 11, 2012
There’s a lot going on here at VFA! Check out our most recent newsletter below for more info on our recent press, the newest additions to our Fellow Class of 2012, and our Summer Celebration fundraising event in June: April 2012 Venture for America Newsletter If you don’t currently receive the newsletter and […]
March 29, 2012
Venture for America is featured in a full-page article in Time Magazine this week that also references research from the Kauffman Foundation. There’s a nice picture of Andrew being dwarfed visually by 2012 Fellows Todd Nelson and Derek Turner, both from Columbia. Thanks to Time for the great article!
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:
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 […]
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 19, 2011
Venture for America featured in Dartmouth College’s The Dartmouth: Check out the article by clicking the link below: The Dartmouth: Yang offers alternative career path
October 13, 2011
Venture for America featured in The University of Michigan’s The Michigan Daily. Viewpoint by VFA’s Entrepreneur Board Member, Benjamin Sun. Check out the viewpoint by clicking the link below: The Michigan Daily: Viewpoint: Explore Venture for America
Fellows in Action
Meet Eric Olson
He’s always loved solving problems, but Eric Olson never really thought of himself as an entrepreneur. And by that, we mean “entrepreneur” was barely part of his vocabulary until his first attempt at building something. At the University of Virginia, he studied biomedical engineering, participated in clubs like Emerging Medical Technologies and Ventures, and cheered for every one of UVA’s sports teams. He wasn’t actively... Read Eric’s story
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