What is VFA?

Venture For America is a two-year Fellowship for recent college grads who want to build companies and become entrepreneurs.

What is Venture For America?

VFA is a two-year fellowship program for recent grads who want to work at a startup and create jobs in American cities. Fellows learn important startup skills at our monthlong Training Camp, apply for jobs within our company network, and work for two years as full-time, salaried employees in one of 13 cities. When Fellows are ready to start a company—be it two years after college or ten—VFA has the resources (like prize competitions, an accelerator, and seed fund) to help make that dream a reality.

VFA was the most formative 2 years of my life. The other Fellows and the team are family. These are people I want to be around forever. If you're thinking of applying for VFA, you should do it. It's freaking amazing. It's not always going to be easy, but I can guarantee you it will be life changing.

– Sean Wen '13, Co-Founder of PINCH Boil House & Bia Bar

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How to Apply

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Fellowship Benefits

Two years of the Fellowship are just the beginning

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