Startup Effect is a non-profit that hosts events that connect youth in transitioning U.S. cities to entrepreneurs and amazing ideas.


You are here because of the countless times you stopped to ask, "why am I learning this and how will it make a difference in my life or anyone else’s?" Us too. As a group we have an opportunity to share valuable experiences and perspectives, sharing with students how we to put them to use the best we can.

We want to share what richness of experience we have with the places and their people who have welcomed so many as they have rarely been welcomed before. To find a way to engage our communities and provide a program that every Venture for America Fellow could contribute to throughout their 2+ years in each city.