Archive by Category "spotlight"

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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In Their Own Words: Our Fellows Share the VFA Story [VIDEO]

November 26, 2013
What’s it Really Like to be a VFA Fellow? Everyone enjoys a good story, but what makes a good story great is when you can hear it directly from the source. That’s exactly why we created our newest video to showcase the dynamic environments our fellows are living and working in, and how the fellowship experience has […]

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NextGen Journal Features VFA Fellows

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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Fellow Spotlight: Billy Schrero, Tulane University

July 30, 2012
  Name: Billy Schrero Hometown: Highland Park, IL University: Tulane ‘12 Major: English   What led you to apply for Venture for America? My time at Tulane exposed me to a number of interesting topics and perspectives, but it wasn’t until I enrolled in a number of eye-opening service learning courses, and a senior year […]

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Fellow Spotlight: Jude Stanion, UNC Chapel Hill

July 12, 2012
  Name:    Jude Stanion Hometown: Durham, NC University: University of North Carolina ‘12 Major: Anthropology   What led you to apply for Venture for America? I get anxious when I’m bored. I’ve never been afraid of small spaces, but I describe my relationship with prolonged boredom as claustrophobia. VFA is a way to continue […]

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Fellow Spotlight: Scott Lowe, University of Oklahoma

June 30, 2012
  Name: Scott Lowe Hometown: Muskogee, OK University: University of Oklahoma ‘12 Major: Engineering Physics   What led you to apply for Venture for America? It seemed like a great opportunity that met both of my job requirements: high impact as well as intellectually, professionally, and personally rewarding. What were you doing when you found […]

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Fellow Spotlight: Roanne Lee, Georgetown University

June 22, 2012
  Name:    Roanne Lee Hometown: North Hollywood, CA University: Georgetown University ‘12 Major: Finance and International Business   What led you to apply for Venture for America? I first heard about VFA on NPR (KCRW) while stuck in LA traffic. It sounded like exactly what I wanted to do and I remember repeating the […]

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Fellow Spotlight: Barry Conrad, University of Oklahoma

June 8, 2012
  Name:   Barry Conrad Hometown: Louisville, CO University: University of Oklahoma ‘12 Major: Finance   What led you to apply for Venture for America? Each year I see entrepreneurially minded individuals give in to the pressures of post collegiate employment and accept high paying positions at highly structured corporations. While the immediate monetary payoff is […]

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Fellow Spotlight: James Fayal, University of Maryland

June 1, 2012
  Name:   James Fayal Hometown: Stonington, CT University: University of Maryland, College Park ‘12 Major: Finance   What led you to apply for Venture for America? For most of my life I’ve dreamed of starting a successful company and I saw the VFA program as a great launching pad to reach that goal. The program […]

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Fellow Spotlight: Kathy Cheng, MIT

May 25, 2012
  Name:   Kathy Cheng Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ University: MIT ‘12 Major: Urban Planning   What led you to apply for Venture for America? College has taught me a lot about learning, thinking critically, dreaming big… But after I graduate, I wanted to learn how to do, to get my hands dirty, and to build, […]

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