Venture for America picks six startups for Cleveland business accelerator

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Venture for America has selected six startups for its Cleveland business accelerator, which will run from August through November at The MidTown Tech Hive.

The businesses — which comprise people and groups that are either about to graduate from the VFA fellowship program or alumni — come from Texas, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Atlanta. They operate in industries ranging from financial, music and HR technology to educational toys.

VFA is a New York-based nonprofit that hosts a two-year fellowship program for recent college graduates interested in entrepreneurship and startups. The group launched its first accelerator program in Philadelphia in 2015, followed by the second in Detroit in 2017.

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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Jeremy Nobile.

Originally published July 10, 2019.

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