Startup Effect was born out of Venture For America's mission to instill entrepreneurship into the fabric of developing U.S. cities. VFA understood the essence that that fabric is comprised of all the young minds who will inevitably become our nation’s next leaders. Then and today, the mission of Startup Effect is clear:

 

TO EMPOWER YOUTH WITH A MINDSET TO THINK INDEPENDENTLY, PROACTIVELY, AND CREATIVELY, RESULTING IN INNOVATION AND VALUE CREATION.

 

For Venture For America Fellows and other professionals alike,  Startup Effect provides an enormous return with a unique opportunity to interact with their communities students.

In three years, StartUp Effect has

Run 50+ Workshops 

 

Worked with more than 300 students and 20 businesses

 

Raised $40,000+ for continued programming

 

We do this by enabling VFA Fellows and other young, entrepreneurial minded professionals with the capital and resources they need to make an impact on their communities' youth. Here's how it works:

 

1.

A Fellow or young professional works with her community to develop an idea that can impact their communities' youth around entrepreneurship.


2.

Startup Effect works with these Fellows and professionals to scope out their ideas.


3. 

Startup Effect provides capital and resources to propel the event / project forward.


Fellows and community engage with youth to try and create value.

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