Venture for America Announces Most Diverse Class in VFA History

Venture For America (VFA) is a Fellowship program for recent college graduates who work full-time in the startup ecosystems of 14 cities across the country, including New Orleans

The Fellows are pre-vetted individuals who are eager to contribute to startups and scaling companies of all stages. With an acceptance rate of only 11 percent, Venture for America selected 254 fellows for the 2020 class, hailing from 125 different colleges and universities and 37 states. 

This is the most diverse class in Venture for America history, with 52 percent of the fellows female or non-binary, 53 percent a racial or ethnic minority, and 22 percent was a first generation college student. 

The fellows are ready for work, but not all of them have been placed with startups, innovation teams, or impact driven nonprofits yet. 

“We need your help,” shared Venture for America. “We know companies have furloughed or let go of great teams to adapt to these trying economic times. But we also know that some companies are still looking to bring on great entry level talent.” 

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