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 showing interest in bringing Venture for America to their regions. A recent article in the Pittsburgh Business Times explains more in depth why Pittsburgh is an appealing option for VFA’s expansion next year. Pop City, another Pittsburgh news source, also recently published an article entitled “Venture for America is coming to Pittsburgh with its army of entrepreneurs”. In it, Andrew Yang cites Pittsburgh’s “robust entrepreneurial community” as a primary draw.
Last week, the Baltimore Business Journal also published an article describing Venture for America’s attraction to the area. Mike Tarullo, VFA’s Director of Corporate Development, said the city’s burgeoning tech community, the research being spun out of the Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, and the city’s growing number of tech-company incubators are all particularly alluring.