HOW venture for america is changing the way top college graduates think about their careers
Dozens of startup companies in a handful of cities across the US. have reached out to Venture for America and its talented, driven class of recent graduates. Venture for America recruits its annual class of fellows, trains them in a five week startup boot camp on the campus of Yang's alma matter, Brown University (topics include sales, SEO, financial analysis), and matches them up with a startup where they spend two years developing their entrepreneurial skills while adding great value to the company.
The organization has been growing rapidly, both in terms of an expanding and competitive applicaiton pool (550 applicants this year with just a 16% acceptance rate), and its partner cities (expansion plans for next year include St. Louis, Pittsbrugh, and New Haven). We caught up with Anh-Ton Tran, one of this years fellows, to get an better inside look into Venture for America and how he and other fellows are taking the right step to understanding the delicate balance between paycheck and passion. Full interview and infographic in read more.