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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March 20, 2012
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 […]
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!
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 […]
November 15, 2011
Columbia University senior, Derek Turner, writes about his views on entrepreneurship and why it may just offer benefits that other fields don’t. Read Derek’s article here: The Eye: The Iliad and the IPO: The case for entrepreneurship-and how Columbia College neglects it
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 companys development is crucial to a business growing and achieving its potential. The more experienced an entrepreneur is, the more he or she […]
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
September 12, 2011
As a young person, often ones instinct is to think of jobs as requiring skills for functional roles. Youre an analyst, or consultant, or lawyer, or dentist, or salesperson. And youre looking for a job that gives you training to develop a skill and fill a role. Its also natural to think if youre graduating […]
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 its been done. Eager overachievers heading into some of Americas 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...
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 […]
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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