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Ready to start your career at a startup?
Applications for the Class of 2020 are open!
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 vetted company network, and work for two years as full-time, salaried employees in one of 14 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.
Learn on the Job at a Startup
Get hands-on experience working at a fast-paced startup. It’s a professional and personal development fast track.
Apprentice to a Founder
Work alongside an experienced entrepreneur to learn how to grow and scale a business first-hand.
Help a Company Grow
Help strengthen the local economy in one of our 14 cities by helping a startup there grow and create jobs.
Be a Positive Force Locally
Lay down roots in your new city by giving back, being active, and truly becoming an engaged local citizen.
Make Lifelong Friends
You’ll find friends, business partners, and co-founders in our Fellowship cohorts – people you can build your life and grow your career with.
Connect into our Network
Tap into our diverse network of Alumni, mentors, advisors, and investors nationwide, all committed to building businesses and making an impact.
Start Your Own Business
Not every Fellow wants to start their own company (and we don’t expect them to) but those who do can lean on our Launch programming and resources.
As a Fellow, we’ll help you do everything to get your business off the ground – from helping you come up with ideas and validating with potential customers to investing in your business with funding. There’s no time limit so anytime you’re ready to start a business, we’ll be here.