America Needs More Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship stimulates job growth, creates new opportunities in cities that need them, and makes people better versions of themselves.

But, there is no clear path to entrepreneurship. We’re changing that.

Our Mission

Venture For America is creating economic opportunity in American cities by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to create jobs.

The best way to teach entrepreneurship? Apprenticeship. Our Fellows get a front row seat to what it takes to raise money, sell something new to customers, and make tough decisions.

– Andrew Yang, VFA Founder

Our Approach

We Recruit & Select Smart, Ambitious, and Diverse Recent College Graduates

With a reach of hundreds of national and campus-based partners, we recruit recent graduates who are ambitious, diverse, and looking for a challenge with their careers. Our rigorous application and selection process makes sure that we find Fellows who are able to add value to startups.

Train Them to Become Entrepreneurs

The best way to become an entrepreneur is to learn from one. We connect recent college grads with jobs in startups and early-stage companies. When our Fellows see someone building a business first-hand, it lets them see that they can, too.

Connect Them to Jobs in Cities That Need Talent

Rather than funnel more college grads to just a handful of places, we connect our Fellows with opportunities in cities with emerging entrepreneurial eco-systems. The companies where they work contribute to job growth and economic progress in those cities and the Fellows themselves become part of a new community.

Support Fellows in Starting their Own Companies

Through our network of investors and industry experts, we encourage and support our Fellows to start their own companies. When they’re ready, we’re there to help them launch their businesses or initiatives.

Recruit & Select

We Recruit & Select Smart, Ambitious, and Diverse Recent College Graduates

With a reach of hundreds of national and campus-based partners, we recruit recent graduates who are ambitious, diverse, and looking for a challenge with their careers. Our rigorous application and selection process makes sure that we find Fellows who are able to add value to startups.

Train

Train Them to Become Entrepreneurs

The best way to become an entrepreneur is to learn from one. We connect recent college grads with jobs in startups and early-stage companies. When our Fellows see someone building a business first-hand, it lets them see that they can, too.

Connect

Connect Them to Jobs in Cities That Need Talent

Rather than funnel more college grads to just a handful of places, we connect our Fellows with opportunities in cities with emerging entrepreneurial eco-systems. The companies where they work contribute to job growth and economic progress in those cities and the Fellows themselves become part of a new community.

Support

Support Fellows in Starting their Own Companies

Through our network of investors and industry experts, we encourage and support our Fellows to start their own companies. When they’re ready, we’re there to help them launch their businesses or initiatives.

Our Impact

We’re proudest of our results.  Take a closer look at our impact to understand VFA by the numbers.

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