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.