The Ohio Third Frontier Fellowship Grant Program will help accelerate the creation and growth of technology and tech-enabled companies in Ohio by enabling the matching of recent graduates into Ohio start-up companies. Venture for America, through its partnership with the Ohio Third Frontier, will recruit and match the fellows. In addition to matching, the Fellowship Program also provides a community of support for fellows upon graduation, and resources to help them start their own company. It is a priority of this Program to make entrepreneurial experiences available to minority (O.R.C. 184.17) graduates.
Venture for America is driven to create economic opportunity by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to create companies and jobs. Venture for America is a two-year fellowship program for recent grads who want to work at startup companies. Fellows learn important startup skills at a five-week Training Camp, apply for jobs within the vetted company network, and work for two years as full-time, salaried employees.
Venture for America recruits top recent college grads, puts them through rigorous training and connects them with opportunities at startups. VFA partners with over 300 companies that span industries, product types and customer segments to source the best startup opportunities for fellows. VFA seeks Company Partners with strong leadership, a positive and inclusive culture, and dynamic roles with a clear path for growth.
Fellows apply for open roles via the VFA private online portal. They interview directly with their desired companies, both over the phone and in person, to ensure the right fit. They begin working in August of each year, immediately following Training Camp, as full-time salaried employees of their companies.
The Ohio Third Frontier encourages companies engaged in the statewide community to learn more about participating in the Fellowship Program.
To learn more about partnering with VFA or hiring a fellow please visit: ventureforamerica.org/get-involved/hire-a-fellow