Making Entrepreneurship More Accessible: Amy Nelson, CEO, Venture for America

Making Entrepreneurship More Accessible: Amy Nelson, CEO, Venture for America

by Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

Lecture Entrepreneurship Student Life Digital Event

Mon, 03 Aug 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Join us on August 3 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom as part of the Case Western Reserve University Entrepreneurship Series for a Roundtable Discussion with Amy Nelson, CEO, Venture for America. She will discuss her career journey, her experience in developing young entrepreneurs at VFA, and how to make entrepreneurship more accessible for all.

While obtaining her MBA at the Stern School of Business, Nelson helped B Lab launch B Analytics, a leading data platform for impact investors. In 2013, she joined Venture for America and became its CEO in 2017. Venture for America (VFA) is a two-year fellowship program for recent college graduates to learn entrepreneurship skills and work full-time at a start-up.

This conversation will be facilitated by Case Western Reserve University student Megan Nellis (CWR '22), who is pursuing a BS in Chemical Engineering.

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We will also be broadcasting this roundtable and future roundtables to LinkedIn Live on CWRU Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship's LinkedIn page on August 3 at 1 pm.

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Amy Nelson


Venture for America

Amy grew up among the amber waves of Midwestern grain outside of St. Louis (a proud VFA city) and then followed her love of post-punk music to sunny Southern California. After earning a degree in philosophy and government from Claremont McKenna College, she did stints in Cameroon and Cambodia, where she helped grow highly-innovative international development organizations. While earning her MBA at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Amy joined the team at B Lab, where she helped launch B Analytics, the leading data platform for impact investors. Amy joined Venture for America in 2013 to lead fundraising and external relations, rose to Managing Director in 2016 and became CEO in 2017. As CEO, Amy is focused on making VFA the go-to path for aspiring young entrepreneurs and helping lower the barriers to entrepreneurship for all. She lives in beautiful Park Slope with her husband and two children, and can be found attending Cirque du Soleil performances around the globe (she’s up to 15 shows and counting!). (

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