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Mar 15 / 2019

Cleveland Selected to Host Venture For America National Accelerator

This article originally appeared in Cleveland.com.

By Emily Bamforth

Cleveland will house Venture for America’s business accelerator this year after a bid process against Cincinnati and Columbus.

The program offers fledgling entrepreneurs co-working space, housing and a network of people and funders to help them in

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Dec 5 / 2018

VFA announces Demo Day winners

This article originally appeared in biz women.

By Anne Stych

Plant-based vitamins and a doll that inspires girls of color won the top prizes at Venture For America’s second Annual Demo Day, which featured pitches from 10 young entrepreneurs building innovative companies.

Taking the top prize of $7,500 at

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Nov 6 / 2018

VFA places 7 fellows at Pittsburgh startups

Pittsburgh Business Times
October 24, 2018
By Patty Tascarella

Venture for America, a two-year fellowship program for recent college graduates interested in entrepreneurship, on Wednesday said it is sending seven fellows to startups in Pittsburgh.

VFA has also hired Katie Grimm as its Pittsburgh director. Grimm, who has

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Oct 31 / 2018

Venture for America Finds Talent in Cleveland

Tech Ohio

October 31, 2018

By Lisa Colbert

Having just graduated from college, many students are faced with a range of options. For some, the first priority is to land their dream job, but for others, the path to the right company and the right position is less clear.

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Oct 3 / 2018

The next generation of startup superstars has arrived in Northeast Ohio via Venture for America

FreshWater
October 3, 2018
By Jen Jones Donatelli

Cities like Austin and San Francisco are typically top of mind when it comes to startup hubs, but thanks to the impact of programs like Venture for America, Cleveland may soon have an indelible spot on that list.

The

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Sep 25 / 2018

Meet Venture for America’s new KC fellows

Kansas City Business Journal
September 25, 2018
By Leslie Collins

Venture for America placed two fellows in the Kansas City market this year, inching toward its goal of eventually placing as many as 15 fellows a year in area companies.

The two-year

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Sep 24 / 2018

Meet Venture for America’s new St. Louis fellows

St. Louis Business Journal
September 24, 2018
By Joe Dwyer

Venture For America is sending 12 recent college graduates to startups in St. Louis.

The program, similar to Teach for America, brings entrepreneurs to cities around the nation and embeds them with innovative companies.

St. Loiusan Amy

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Sep 7 / 2018

How Charlotte tech companies are using this program to build the talent pipeline

Charlotte Business Journal
September 7, 2018
By Caroline Hudson

When it comes to driving growth, technology companies know building a talent pipeline is the key to future success.

That’s where Venture for America comes into play. VFA is a national fellowship program that places hundreds of recent

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Sep 7 / 2018

Venture for America is bringing 26 college grads to work at these Philly startups

Technical.ly Philly
September 7, 2018
By Roberto Torres

Once again, Philly’s tech ecosystem lured the largest group of fellows from the Venture For America program, a two-year work program for recent college grads.

In 2017, some 14 young folks from the New York-based nonprofit program — which offers training and

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Sep 5 / 2018

These 25 Venture for America fellows just moved to Baltimore

Technical.ly Baltimore
September 5, 2018
By Stephen Babcock

Venture for America is kicking off its sixth cohort in Baltimore this fall.

The fellowship program connects recent college grads with entrepreneurial opportunities. Fellows work at local startups and companies for two years. Many also start something new, whether

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Aug 9 / 2018

Meet Birmingham’s Venture for America fellows for 2018

Birmingham Business Journal
August 9, 2018
By Tyler Patchen

Another group of aspiring entrepreneurs is coming to the Magic City via the Venture for America program.

Birmingham is set to host another large class of fellows for the 2018 cohort.

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Jul 17 / 2018

Building the Future interview with Amy Nelson (Podcast)

Building the Future
July 17, 2018
By Kevin Horek

Amy’s interview can be found here.

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