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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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Applications now open for Class of 2013

August 1, 2012
It’s official! We are now accepting applications for Venture for America’s next class of fellows. Yesterday, our founder Andrew Yang wrote a message to prospective applicants: Andrew’s Message to all VFA Applicants Application deadlines for the 2013 fellowship are: October 1, 2012 December 3, 2012 February 18, 2013 If you are thinking about applying and […]

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VFA 2012 Training Camp recap: The final week

July 27, 2012
Last Friday, Venture for America wrapped up it’s final week of the first Venture for America Training Camp at Brown University in Providence. Though the fellows were sad to go, we are excited to see all the great things each of them will surely accomplish when they land in Cincinnati, Detroit, Las Vegas, New Orleans, […]

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VFA is expanding in 2013

July 10, 2012
As Training Camp at Brown progresses, Venture for America is already beginning to look toward expanding in 2013. In Ezra Klein’s recent Washington Post Article about Venture for America, Andrew Yang mentioned some potential expansion cities for 2013, including Baltimore, Cleveland, New Haven, Pittsburgh and Raleigh-Durham. Local organizations in both Pittsburgh and Baltimore are already [&he...

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VFA Training Camp Update

June 29, 2012
As week two of the VFA Fellow Training Camp at Brown University comes to a close, the fellows are all settled in at Brown University in Providence, RI. Between redesigning the VFA website, training with Fred Dust and his colleagues from IDEO, and completing a business model challenge, the fellows have been hard at work […]

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Venture for America June Newsletter

June 21, 2012
Dear VFA Friends and Supporters: First, thanks to all who joined us for the Venture for America Summer Celebration last Tuesday! I hope that you enjoyed yourself and came away inspired by the potential of Derek Turner and our best and brightest to rebuild our country through entrepreneurship. The event was a huge success on […]

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Andrew Meets President Obama

May 23, 2012
Last month, Andrew Yang was one of twelve past White House Champions of Change who were invited to meet President Obama in Washington, D.C., and the White House recently sent us pictures from the big day! Read more about Andrew’s visit and the other Champions of Change in The White House Blog. President Obama addressing […]

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Andrew’s Visit to the White House

April 27, 2012
Yesterday, VFA Founder Andrew Yang visited the White House to meet President Barack Obama as one of twelve “Champions of Change” alumni who were invited to celebrate the one year anniversary of the program and share the work they are doing around the country. Photos to come! On the way home, Andrew reflected on his […]

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VFA at SXSW

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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Welcome to the First 28 VFA Fellows!

February 17, 2012
We recently sent out a newsletter welcoming our first 28 Venture Fellows to those who had signed up to receive periodic updates. To receive the newsletter every month or two, just enter your e-mail address at the bottom of the page under “Get the Latest VFA Updates.” Thanks to everyone for supporting VFA!    Hello […]

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