Venture for America

LAST UPDATED: October 22, 2016
Civic Engagement
Our Mission: •To revitalize American cities and communities through entrepreneurship. •To enable our best and brightest to create new opportunities for themselves and others. •To restore the culture of achievement to include value-creation, risk and reward, and the common good. VFA is a Fellowship program that places recent graduates at startups in 17 cities across the country with emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems, forging a community of entrepreneurs committed to building companies that matter. Fellows receive five weeks of training and then spend two years at a startup in an emerging city, Miami being one, where they learn to build a business while making an impact. Afterwards, VFA provides the resources Fellows need to become successful entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fuel job growth in cities throughout the U.S. such as Miami, while empowering our best and brightest to create value in their communities. We aim to produce effective and high-character builders who will found and lead quality organizations throughout their careers.
40 W 29th Street
Suite 301
New York, NY 10001

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BOARD

Chairman
Founding and Managing Partner, Jacobs Asset Management
Secretary
Executive Advisor to the Chairman, Emigrant Bank
Chairman Emeritus
Senior Managing Director, CVC Capital Partners
SVP and General Manager, Jet.com
Board of Directors
Chief Consumer Officer, FreshDirect
Board of Directors
CEO, Havas PR
Board of Directors
Founder & COO, One University Network, Inc.
Board of Directors
Managing Director, UBS Financial Services
Board of Directors
NY Business Development Leader, PwC
Board of Directors
Advisor & Investor, Shatze, LLC

STAFF

Andrew Yang
CEO
Amy Nelson
Managing Director
Eileen Lee
COO

Financials

This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.

ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
$5,880,810

IRS LETTER OF DETERMINATION