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Leandra Elberger

Monday, April 24, 2017

Alabama Newscenter: Venture for America draws best and brightest to Birmingham

Friday, April 21, 2017

Above the Law: Venture for America Founder Andrew Yang on Fostering Community, Culture, and Entrepreneurship

Thursday, April 6, 2017

NPR Marketplace: Startups fight for geographic diversity

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

PR NewsWire: Venture for America Announces New CEO, Amy Nelson

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Forbes: Once A Struggling Single Mom, Amy Nelson Takes Over Venture for America, A Teach For America For Entrepreneurs

Thursday, March 23, 2017 Leslie Miley: ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ Is Not a Four Letter Word

Friday, March 17, 2017

Silicon Bayou News: Venture for America’s City as a Startup Summit PResents New Oleans’ Inclusive Innovation

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Lantern: Venture for America aims to support growing startups, spark interest in entrepreneurship

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Silicon Bayou News: Venture for America Announces Executive in Residence Program

Monday, February 6, 2017

 Black Enterprise: Slack’s Former Director of Engineering, Leslie Miley, is a Man of His Word

Friday, February 2, 2017

Huffington Post: Millenials Creating Jobs to Revitalize Their Cities are the Focus of New_Documentary “Generation StartUp” Created by NYWIFT Members

Tuesday, January 30, 2017

The Hill: Overnight Tech: Tech leaders object to Trump immigration orders | Trump eyeing changes to visa program | Uber takes a hit

Monday, January 30, 2017

 Nashville Business Journal: How This National Program is Trying to Bring More Talent to Nashville Startups

Monday, January 30, 2017

Tech Crunch: Leslie Miley Leaves Slack to Fuel Growth in Startup Communities Outside of Silicon Valley

Monday, January 30, 2017

USA Today: Exclusive: Silicon Valley Tries to Spread Wealth to Trump’s America

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lookfar Ideas: The Best Money Can’t Buy: Venture for America in New Orleans

Friday, January 6, 2017

Rivard Report: From Pop-Up to Real Deal: Pinch to Spice Up Downtown Food Scene

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

SUP-X: Today’s Guest: Andrew Yang CEO and Founder of Venture for America

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Kansas City Star: Venture for America and the Kauffman Foundation Offer New Program in Kansas City 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 

Kansas City Business Journal: Venture for America Will Forge a Path to Entrepreneurship in KC

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

New York Times: How Banza, A Chickpea Pasta Startup, Thrives on Attention

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Silicon Bayou News: Venture For America Fellows Bring Speaker Series Model to New Orleans

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Journal Sentinel: Haynes: On the Front Lines of Detroit’s Rebirth

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Charlotte Business Journal: Venture for America Founder Shares Why the Program is Growing in Charlotte; Thoughts on Local Startup Scene

Friday, September 16, 2016 

San Antonio Business Journal: Teach for America for Businesses Matches College Grads with Startups in SA

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Birmingham Business Journal: Venture for America CEO on the Three Ingredients that Brought the Program to Birmingham

Thursday, August 10, 2016 Philly: Venture for America’s Accelerator Brought 7 Startups to Philly Again

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 

Birmingham Business Journal: Meet Birmingham’s Newest Venture for America Fellows

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Providence Business News: Five Questions With: Leandra Elberger

Monday, June 27, 2016 

Knight Foundation Blog: First class of Miami Venture for America Fellows help expand region’s entrepreneurial community

Thursday, June 2, 2016 Baltimore: How Remington Chop shows Venture for America’s staying power in Baltimore

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Crain’s Cleveland Business: Startups Scoop Up Venture for America Fellows

Friday, April 29, 2016

Baltimore Daily Sun: Venture for America Works to match college grads up with startups

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Built to Sell Radio: The Pivot

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Alabama News Center: Andrew Yang: Venture for America aims to show world what’s possible in Birmingham

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Corp! Detroit’s Leadership Shares Hopes, Dreams in ‘City as a Startup’ Conference

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Detroit Free Press: Detroit takes center stage in ‘City as a Startup’ event

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

michipreneur: 5 Venture for America Fellows Innovating in Detroit

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Knight Foundation: Venture for America doubles down on Miami

Monday, August 3, 2015

Charlotte Business Journal: Venture for America brings two budding entrepreneurs to Charlotte

Monday, August 3, 2015 Baltimore: Venture for America announces 2015 Baltimore class

Friday, July 24, 2015 PAGE Video Series: Venture for America’s Andrew Yang

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Charlotte Business Journal: Charlotte chosen as host city for Venture for America

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Philly: Why these Venture for America fellows are launching a speaker series

Wednesday, June 15, 2015

Birmingham Business Journal: Birmingham chosen as host city for Venture for America

Monday, June 8, 2015 Baltimore: These Venture for America foodies want to get chefs and customers talking

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Crain’s Detroit Business: If the shirts fit: Detroit entrepreneurs launch clothing line for shorter men

Monday, May 11, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Celebrates White House Expansion of Highly-Successful Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship Initiative

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Columbus Business First: Venture for America wants to grow program placing grads with startups

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette: Fellowship program brings recent college grads to Pittsburgh startups

Thursday, March 5, 2015 Philly: These 6 startups just moved to Philly for the new Venture for America Accelerator

Thursday, February 19, 2015 Philly: Meet Philly’s Venture for America Fellows: Lauren Kase, LeadiD

Saturday, February 1, 2015

Smart Business: Venture for America fellows make impact on startups

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Philly: Meet Philly’s Venture for America Fellows: Joe Morrison, Biomeme

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

American Entrepreneurship Today: Venture For America Founder Sees Aspiring Entrepreneurial Talent Key to Urban Revitalization

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Epoch Times: This Is New York: Andrew Yang, on Avoiding the Golden Handcuffs

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rivard Report: Venture for America Unleashes New Fellows in San Antonio

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Times-Picayune: Program for startups placed largest contingent in New Orleans this year, Idea Village says

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

South Florida Business Journal: Venture for America names Miami fellows

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cincinnati Business Courier: Cincinnati business scene gets glowing review from noted entrepreneur

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Detroit Free Press: Venture for America start-up program takes a shine to Detroit

Friday, August 15, 2014

St. Louis Post Dispatch: Five Venture for America fellows join St. Louis firms

Friday, August 8, 2014

Business Insider: Starting A Business Usually Means Learning To Fail — And That’s OK

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fast Company:Why Smart People Should Go Into Sales

Thursday, August 7, 2014

St. Louis Business Journal: Boeing among companies to take first Venture for America fellows in St. Louis

Monday, August , 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek: Which Tech Companies Are Hiring in the Midwest?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Providence Journal: Venture for America celebrates and expands

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wall Street Journal TV: Who Needs Wall Street? New Grads Opt for Startups

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fast Company: The Entrepreneurs Who Saved Seattle

Friday, May 30, 2014

Business Insider: New Grads Should Start Businesses, Not Work on Wall Street

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fast Company: Why go to College?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Entrepreneur: Failure: Go From Moping to Hoping

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Business Insider: Elite Grads Share Why They Moved To Detroit

Thursday, February 20, 2014

ABC News [VIDEO]: Saving America One Startup at a Time

Monday, February 17, 2014

Baltimore Sun: Connecting Startup Firms, bright graduates

Friday, February 14, 2014

NPR Marketplace [AUDIO]: Getting grads to build more startups

Friday, February 7, 2014

Morning Joe [VIDEO]: Should new grads think beyond law school, finance?

Wednesday, February 4, 2014

HuffPost Live [VIDEO]: CEO on why “Smart People Should Build Things”

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

MSNBC [VIDEO]: Why Smart People Should Build Things

Monday, February 3, 2014

Psychology Today: Where Can Smart People Have the Greatest Impact?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

USA Today: Venture for America launches young entrepreneurs

Friday, January 17, 2014

CBS Evening News: Job creation the goal behind entrepreneur program

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

CNBC: Young grads forgo big salaries to Venture for America

Sunday, July 14, 2013

New York Times: No Six-Figure Pay, but Making a Difference

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Providence Journal: Venture for America program in Providence aims to jump-start entrepreneurial careers

Monday, March 4, 2013

Huffington Post: HuffPost JobRaising Initiative Raises $. Million For Job-Creating Nonprofits

Huffington Post LIVE: Video: The JobRaising Challenge

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Freshwater Cleveland: Venture for America Plants Fellows to Halt Brain Drain

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Upstart Business Journal: Venture for America rakes in donations with The JobRaising Challenge

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fast Company: How Tony Hsieh Is Flooding Downtown Las Vegas With Entrepreneurial College Graduates

Monday, December 10, 2012

Las Vegas Sun: Venture for America fellows are working to make their new home a better place

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Hsieh gives $ million to bring young talent to downtown Las Vegas

CNBC: “Squawk on the Street”- Zappos CEO Pledge to Revitalize Las Vegas

BC Heights: VFA Matches College Grads With Start-ups

Monday, November 12, 2012

Business Insider: Overnight Successes Don’t Really Exist In The Startup World

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Huffington Post: Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vanity Fair: Charity: Venture for America

Thursday, October 15, 2012

Techonomy: Venture for America Plants Budding Entrepreneurs in Urban Soil

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Haven Independent: “Venture for America” Vanguard Arrives

Thursday, September 20, 2012

USA Today College: From startups to small businesses, entrepreneurship gains post-grad popularity

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New York Times: Its First Graduates on the Job, Venture for America Looks for Fresh Recruits

Brown Daily Herald: Alum program pairs graduates with start-ups

Thursday, September 6, 2012

HuffPost/VFA Blog: Andrew Yang invited to HuffPost’s “What is Working?” Panel

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cincinnati Enquirer: A world of potential

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fortune: 7 Gen-Y employment champions

Wednesday, August , 2012

Concentrate: Accio Energy lands one of first Venture for America fellows

Sunday, July 22, 2012

WPRI: Venture for America aids startups

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mass HighTech: Venture for America connects grads with startups

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Detroit Free Press: Tom Walsh looks at Venture for America for young entrepreneurs

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Brown University News: Venture training helps entrepreneurs succeed

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Technically Baltimore: Venture for America Coming to Baltimore in 2013

Friday, July 6, 2012

Baltimore Business Journal: Venture for America to match young workers, startups

Friday, June 29, 2012

Business Insider: Here’s Where Ivy League Students Go When They Graduate

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pop City: Venture for America is coming to Pittsburgh with its army of entrepreneurs

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pittsburgh Business Times: New Venture looks to place top grads at start-ups

Friday, June 15, 2012

Washington Post: Grads: Skip the Bank Job, Join a Startup

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Xconomy: Venture for America Unveils First Fellows Bound for Detroit, Other Cities

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fast Company: 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012

Saturday, May , 2012

The New York Times: The Jobless Young Find Their Voice

Friday, April 27, 2012

The White House Office of Public Engagement: Celebrating a Year of Champions of Change – President Obama Meets with 12 Champions Who Are Making a Difference in Their Communities

Friday, April 20, 2012

WCPO-TV Cincinnati: Business Wise: Crystal Faulkner sits down with VP of Venture for America

Cincy BizBlog: Venture for America recruiting best, brightest to Cincinnati

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Claremont McKenna College News: CMC’s Brentt Baltimore Picked to be in Inaugural Class of Future Entrepreneurs, Through Venture for America

Monday, April 16, 2012

USA Today: Programs encourage new grads to try entrepreneurship

Friday, March 30, 2012

Time Magazine: Helping Hand – Start-ups Get a Boost with College Grads

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

KTNV: Zappos CEO’s new project hopes to attract young people to Las Vegas

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Las Vegas Sun: Zappos CEO buys motel, strikes deal to bring young talent downtown

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Business Insider: We Need A Career Path For College Students Who Want To Become Entrepreneurs Instead Of Bankers Or Lawyers

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NewsOK: University of Oklahoma students are chosen for entrepreneurship program

Monday, February 20, 2012

ReutersTV: Overheard in the Alley Part : The real problem with job creation – Tech Tonic

Monday, February 13, 2012

Worth Magazine: Q+A with VFA Founder Andrew Yang

Monday, February 6, 2012

News 14 Carolina: Andrew Yang with Venture for America discusses how Generation Z will fit into the workforce (Video)

Monday, February 6, 2012

The News & Observer: N.C. colleges nurture Generation Z entrepreneurs

Wednesday, February , 2012

The Miscellany News: Program a leg up for student entrepreneurs

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Daily Pennsylvanian: Venture for America aims to send students to startups

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Forbes: An Entrepreneur’s Big Idea to Boost Struggling Cities

Friday, January 12, 2012

The Wall Street Journal: For Grads Seeking to Work and Do Good

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Next Web: Venture for America wants to slot grads into startups in struggling cities

Friday, December 9, 2011

Cincinnati Enquirer: Venture for America: Yes to Cincinnati

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Soapbox Cincinnati: My Soapbox: Andrew Yang, Founder, Venture For America

Friday, December 1, 2011

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Creating Jobs, Harmonizing Nonprofits, and Diagnosing Disease

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fast Company: Venture For America Wants To Create 100,000 New Jobs By Matching College Grads With Startups

Friday, November 11, 2011

MyBankTracker: One Goal for Venture for America: Job Creation

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Washington Square News: Venture for America gives startups a chance

Friday, November , 2011

The Daily Californian: Exploring a new path to entrepreneurship

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Tulane Hullabaloo: Venture for America seeks to connect recent grads with local jobs

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fox Business News: Recruiting Top Grads for Startups (Video)

The Hoya: Volunteering After GU: The Roads Less Traveled

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Michigan Daily: Viewpoint: Explore Venture for America

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The New York Times: Starting a Teach for America for Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Michigan Daily: Program to pair Detroit start-ups with “U” students

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Wesleyan Argus: Fellowship Program to Recruit Wesleyan Students

Friday, October 7, 2011

University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship Hour (Videos)

Monday, October , 2011

The California Tech: New company connects grads and start ups

The State News: Program aids economy, helps grads locate jobs

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Columbia Spectator: Columbia Law School alum hopes to help create jobs in struggling cities

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Brown Daily Herald: Alum offers grads new ventures in Providence

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Brown Daily Herald Blog: Alums Who Do Cool Things (and a future for you): Andrew Yang ’96, President of Venture for America

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Orleans CityBusiness: Aspiring entrepreneurs to test ‘stickiness’ of New Orleans

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Harvard Crimson: New Program Leads Grads to Start-Up

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

White House Champions of Change: Blog Post by Andrew Yang

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Daily: MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Program matches grads with young firms in struggling cities

Friday, August 26, 2011

NPR: Marketplace Radio: A fellowship program for entrepreneurs (starts 18:20)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Model-D: Venture for America, Blackstone LaunchPad continue push for young entrepreneurs

Monday, August 22, 2011

Crain’s Detroit Business: Conduit to College Grads

Thursday, August 18, 2011

White House Champions of Change Event

Monday, August 15, 2011

Inc.: The Future of Venture for America

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Huffington Post – Blog Post by VFA Board Member Jonathan Cropper: Injecting Entrepreneurial Optimism Into America’s Challenged Urban Center

Huffington Post – Blog Post by VFA Board Member Jonathan Cropper: Injecting Entrepreneurial Optimism Into America’s Challenged Urban Center

Fox News Happening Now with Jenna Lee:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

GOOD: Venture for America Applies the Teach for America Model to the World of Business

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Street: Venture for America Boosts Entrepreneurs

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Barron’s: Growth Story: Graduate Start-Up Nation

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Inc.: The ‘Teach for America’ for Entrepreneurs?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Xconomy: Venture for America Recruiting College Grads for Startup Jobs in Detroit, Providence, and More, Says Founder

Monday, July 25, 2011

BNET: New Program Lures Young Entrepreneurs to Troubled Cities

Huffington Post: Venture For America To Place Young Entrepreneurs In Struggling Cities

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

TechCrunch: Venture for America Sends Entrepreneurial Talent To The Cities That Need It Most

Fast Company: Venture For America Will Do For Entrepreneurship What Teach For America Does For Education

U.S. News & World Report: A Job Opportunity for Entrepreneurial New Grads

Boston Herald: Nonprofit group ventures out to distressed cities

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