Archive by Category "start ups"

8 Reasons to Choose a Startup Over a Corporate Job

March 20, 2012
Every year as many of America’s most talented college graduates search for their niche in the post-college world, they are forced to decide between two alluring career paths. The first is accepting a high-paying job with a well-established corporation. The second is joining the ranks of a fledgling startup: a high-risk, high-reward option that offers […]

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“Generation Z” and Encouraging Entrepreneurship in North Carolina

February 6, 2012
Check out this interesting article in the Raleigh News & Observer about the challenges facing current college seniors, members of the newly-christened Generation Z.  From exploring hacker culture at Duke University, to discussing how to keep graduating talent in North Carolina, to a few words from VFA Founder Andrew Yang on what opportunities these new […]

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A View From the Heights- Venture for America

January 5, 2012
Check out the latest blog post from VFA Executive Board member, Alison Lindland. Alison writes about beginning her career after graduating from Vassar in 2000 and the path she took to becoming a full-time entrepreneur. She is currently the Director of Business Development and Marketing at Kohort. Read her blog post here!

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What I Learned From Building The First Sample Sales Aggregator MyNines

November 16, 2011
In case you missed it! Venture for America Board member, Apar Kothari, talks about what she learned from building the first sample site aggregator MyNines to how she continues to gain experience in her current role as Vice President and Head of New Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at Rue La La. Check out her […]

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What The Right People Can Do

November 10, 2011
New blog post from Venture for America Founder and President, Andrew Yang: One of the central premises of Venture for America is that having the right people on board early in a company’s development is crucial to a business growing and achieving its potential. The more experienced an entrepreneur is, the more he or she […]

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Viewpoint in The Michigan Daily

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

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What Start-ups are Looking For

September 12, 2011
As a young person, often one’s instinct is to think of jobs as requiring skills for functional roles. You’re an analyst, or consultant, or lawyer, or dentist, or salesperson. And you’re looking for a job that gives you training to develop a skill and fill a role. It’s also natural to think if you’re graduating […]

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Alums Who Do Cool Things (and a future career for you): Andrew Yang ‘96, President of Venture for America

September 10, 2011
From The Brown Daily Herald Blog, By: Jenny Bloom Eager overachievers heading into inner-city classrooms – it’s been done.  Eager overachievers heading into some of America’s most struggling cities, including Detroit, New Orleans, and Providence, to create jobs – fresh meat.  Venture for America forges a liaison between college graduates, the start-up community, and distressed [&hell...

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Startup Summit at Techtown, Detroit, MI

August 23, 2011
Hosted by Venture for America and TechTown   TechTown and Venture for America (VFA) are hosting a Startup Summit on August 23 with heads of local entrepreneurial companies invited to learn more about VFA and opportunities with the Fellowship program. Venture for America, a new national non-profit, will begin recruiting at top colleges around the […]

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