Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.
Written by Carrie Ghose.
More than 60 tech startups are conducting 500 interviews with 80 college seniors Friday at this year’s Venture for America job fair for the Midwest and South – entrepreneurial speed-dating for those willing to forgo a big-name job for more responsibility at what could become tomorrow’s big companies.
Modeled loosely on Teach for America, the New York City nonprofit places new graduates– about 150 this year – in 2-year fellowships with startups in 15 U.S. cities. They’re not fetching coffee; some are COOs. In the five years since it was founded, fellows who’ve finished their terms have gone on to start 18 companies of their own and created 80 jobs.
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Originally published April 15, 2016.