Where We Work

Atlanta

Atlanta

Take the midnight train to one of our newest VFA cities. Atlanta is often called the capital of the South - and for good reason. It continues to grow and has become an emerging center for TV & film production, VFX, and design, as well as traditional industries like energy, automotive, and financial services.
Baltimore

Baltimore

Our Fellows love taking part in the annual Remington Chop, a culinary workshop that features the best chefs and brewmasters from all over the city. Still, Baltimore is more than just a food lover’s paradise -  it has consistently ranked as a top emerging city for activism and social enterprise, healthcare, and information tech.
Birmingham

Birmingham

Festivals, beautiful boutiques, and good old-fashioned college football have established Birmingham as an exciting city for young professionals. As one of the most affordable places to start a business, Birmingham continues to nurture its startup ecosystem, especially in bioscience and technology.
Charlotte

Charlotte

Charlotte may be America’s biggest banking center after New York City, but there’s more to it than that. The city welcomes entrepreneurs with a growing number of co-working spaces and great incubator programs like QC Fintech, City Startup Labs, RevTech Labs and Ventureprise.
Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Home to two Fellow-founded companies, Pawedin and BikesORO, Cincinnati is a beloved city for many of our Fellows. The Brandery, a top-ten startup accelerator, leads the tech scene and draws entrepreneurs from across the country to this midwest gem of a city.
Cleveland

Cleveland

Lebron James isn’t the only one who has a soft spot for Cleveland. This city is on the comeback and many startups, including the Fellow-founded Naturall, are helping to transform Downtown Cleveland into a haven for entrepreneurs across industries.
Columbus

Columbus

Craft beer, contemporary art, and retro barbershops. Columbus is a quirky city with a lot to offer the startup community.  With Drive Capital bringing $250 million in VC to town and TechColumbus helping build new businesses, our Fellows here work with some of the fastest growing tech companies in the country.
Denver

Denver

While Denver’s mountainous landscape continues to be a draw for those who love exploring the great outdoors, the city has transformed into a buzzing urban center. Denver consistently hosts one of the fittest populations in the nation, and as a result, many startups continue to thrive in wellness and health-conscious restaurants and breweries.
Detroit

Detroit

Everyone knows that Detroit hustles harder. Our very first VFA city is home to a booming manufacturing and real estate market, as well as the Rebirth House, which has housed Fellows since the first class in 2012.
Miami

Miami

¡Bienvenidos a Miami! More than just palm trees and sandy beaches, Miami is home to an incredibly diverse community of entrepreneurs, creatives, and civic leaders. Not to mention, it’s the city that connected two of our Fellow founders who went on to create Arthur.
New Orleans

New Orleans

The birthplace of Jazz, Mardi Gras, and a vibrant Creole culture, was also the most recent host of Venture for America’s City as a Startup. NOLA, now playfully called Silicon Bayou, has a thriving and supportive community of tech startups.
Nashville

Nashville

Everyone knows about the city’s famous music scene, but Nashville is emerging as a leader in entrepreneurship. As accelerators and incubators, such as the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, continue to foster new business, Nashville has become a thriving hub for healthcare and design.
Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Philadelphia hosts Venture for America’s business accelerator, so it should come as no surprise that four of our Fellow-founded companies have called this city home. Even with access to great museums, restaurants, nightlife and professional networks, Philadelphia remains affordable and perfectly positioned in the Mid-Atlantic.
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Our Fellows have found it easy to follow their passions and feed their curiosity here. Pittsburgh’s Thrival Music Festival continues to join music and innovation in one of the most inspiring events of the year.
Providence

Providence

Home to the first Training Camp, Providence is a special city for Venture for America. Universities play a large role in this New England landscape and, as students keep the demand for trendy restaurants, theaters, and art-houses high, our Fellows have found limitless outlets for work and play.
San Antonio

San Antonio

Home to the Alamo and the River Walk, the second-largest city in Texas is a unique blend of history and youth. A recent renaissance for music, art, and creative eateries has nurtured emerging talent, including the Fellow-founded company, Pinch Crawfish Kitchen.
St. Louis

St. Louis

Rich in history and perhaps the most delicious barbecue in the Midwest, St. Louis has an abundance of resources for the startup community - from state grants to accelerators and competitions - that have continued to grow in the past few years.

Where We Work

Atlanta

Take the midnight train to one of our newest VFA cities. Atlanta is often called the capital of the South - and for good reason. It continues to grow and has become an emerging center for TV & film production, VFX, and design, as well as traditional industries like energy, automotive, and financial services.

Baltimore

Our Fellows love taking part in the annual Remington Chop, a culinary workshop that features the best chefs and brewmasters from all over the city. Still, Baltimore is more than just a food lover’s paradise -  it has consistently ranked as a top emerging city for activism and social enterprise, healthcare, and information tech.

Birmingham

Festivals, beautiful boutiques, and good old-fashioned college football have established Birmingham as an exciting city for young professionals. As one of the most affordable places to start a business, Birmingham continues to nurture its startup ecosystem, especially in bioscience and technology.

Charlotte

Charlotte may be America’s biggest banking center after New York City, but there’s more to it than that. The city welcomes entrepreneurs with a growing number of co-working spaces and great incubator programs like QC Fintech, City Startup Labs, RevTech Labs and Ventureprise.

Cincinnati

Home to two Fellow-founded companies, Pawedin and BikesORO, Cincinnati is a beloved city for many of our Fellows. The Brandery, a top-ten startup accelerator, leads the tech scene and draws entrepreneurs from across the country to this midwest gem of a city.

Cleveland

Lebron James isn’t the only one who has a soft spot for Cleveland. This city is on the comeback and many startups, including the Fellow-founded Naturall, are helping to transform Downtown Cleveland into a haven for entrepreneurs across industries.

Columbus

Craft beer, contemporary art, and retro barbershops. Columbus is a quirky city with a lot to offer the startup community.  With Drive Capital bringing $250 million in VC to town and TechColumbus helping build new businesses, our Fellows here work with some of the fastest growing tech companies in the country.

Denver

While Denver’s mountainous landscape continues to be a draw for those who love exploring the great outdoors, the city has transformed into a buzzing urban center. Denver consistently hosts one of the fittest populations in the nation, and as a result, many startups continue to thrive in wellness and health-conscious restaurants and breweries.

Detroit

Everyone knows that Detroit hustles harder. Our very first VFA city is home to a booming manufacturing and real estate market, as well as the Rebirth House, which has housed Fellows since the first class in 2012.

Miami

¡Bienvenidos a Miami! More than just palm trees and sandy beaches, Miami is home to an incredibly diverse community of entrepreneurs, creatives, and civic leaders. Not to mention, it’s the city that connected two of our Fellow founders who went on to create Arthur.

New Orleans

The birthplace of Jazz, Mardi Gras, and a vibrant Creole culture, was also the most recent host of Venture for America’s City as a Startup. NOLA, now playfully called Silicon Bayou, has a thriving and supportive community of tech startups.

Nashville

Everyone knows about the city’s famous music scene, but Nashville is emerging as a leader in entrepreneurship. As accelerators and incubators, such as the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, continue to foster new business, Nashville has become a thriving hub for healthcare and design.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia hosts Venture for America’s business accelerator, so it should come as no surprise that four of our Fellow-founded companies have called this city home. Even with access to great museums, restaurants, nightlife and professional networks, Philadelphia remains affordable and perfectly positioned in the Mid-Atlantic.

Pittsburgh

Our Fellows have found it easy to follow their passions and feed their curiosity here. Pittsburgh’s Thrival Music Festival continues to join music and innovation in one of the most inspiring events of the year.

Providence

Home to the first Training Camp, Providence is a special city for Venture for America. Universities play a large role in this New England landscape and, as students keep the demand for trendy restaurants, theaters, and art-houses high, our Fellows have found limitless outlets for work and play.

San Antonio

Home to the Alamo and the River Walk, the second-largest city in Texas is a unique blend of history and youth. A recent renaissance for music, art, and creative eateries has nurtured emerging talent, including the Fellow-founded company, Pinch Crawfish Kitchen.

St. Louis

Rich in history and perhaps the most delicious barbecue in the Midwest, St. Louis has an abundance of resources for the startup community - from state grants to accelerators and competitions - that have continued to grow in the past few years.

Our Cities

Venture for America was founded because so many high-potential recent college grads were heading to only a handful of cities, like New York or San Francisco, but not many were seeking opportunities in places like Cleveland, New Orleans, or Pittsburgh. We’re trying to change that.

We connect our Fellows with startup opportunities in 17 cities across the country. They live and work there, paired with more experienced entrepreneurs. They can learn alongside them and help grow companies to create jobs and revitalize those communities.

After their Fellowships are over, many VFA alums choose to stay in these communities and call them home.

Alex is the single strongest young person I have ever worked with. Our company literally could not run without him.

– Nathan Labenz, Co-founder of SocialProof
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