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 five-week Training Camp, apply for jobs within our vetted company network, and work for two years as full-time, salaried employees in one of 18 cities. When Fellows are ready to start a company—be it two years after college or ten—VFA has the resources (like a crowdfunding competition, accelerator, and seed fund) to help make that dream a reality.

How does VFA work?

Where VFA will take you

Fellowship Benefits

Fellowship Benefits

The lasting benefits of joining VFA include a full-time salaried job at a dynamic company, a lifelong network of values-driven friends (and co-founders), ongoing skills trainings, access to entrepreneurial resources, and a lot more.

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What alumni are saying

What alumni are saying

“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

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