Tag: Venture for America

How EPIcenter, Geekdom, and Venture for America Startup Programs Adapted to the Pandemic
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How EPIcenter, Geekdom, and Venture for America Startup Programs Adapted to the Pandemic

Launching a startup is exciting but risky to pursue, even in the best of times. Throw in a pandemic that's still impacting how we connect, collaborate, and innovate, and you've got plenty of challenges to navigate, especially for those stakeholders helping founders build and scale their young companies.We spoke with EPIcenter, Geekdom, and Venture for America San Antonio (VFA), three startup programs in San Antonio, Texas, to learn how they're adapting their entrepreneurship programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. EPIcenter The energy innovation nonprofit organization supports founders developing groundbreaking commercially viable technologies and energy infrastructure services. Chief of the EPIcenter Energy Incubator and Accelerator (EEIA) Andi Littlejohn said that since its launch i...
San Antonio Needs a Venture for America Community Director — Here’s Why
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San Antonio Needs a Venture for America Community Director — Here’s Why

Guest author Rosalie Reuss is a product manager at Go Smart Solar. She moved to San Antonio after graduating from the University of Virginia in 2018 as a Venture for America fellow. She is passionate about energy, the environment, and building a thriving entrepreneurial community. Venture For America (VFA) is a fellowship program for recent college graduates who want to become startup leaders and entrepreneurs.A nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City, it was founded in 2011 by Andrew Yang (yes, that Andrew Yang, the entrepreneur and philanthropist running for president).VFA's mission is to grow entrepreneurial ecosystems by placing recent graduates and young professionals at startups in cities across the U.S. — cities like Detroit, Pittsburgh, and San Antonio. ...