1. Grad Teams with Detroit Startup to Prepare for Entrepreneurial Future

    Rather than proceeding with a conventional job search, soon-to be graduate Mark Bennett will instead work as a developer for a startup in Detroit while learning entrepreneurial skills through the organization Venture for America (VFA). VFA seeks to address two problems simultaneously: the first is that areas looking to establish a startup community often have trouble drawing top talent away from Silicon Valley. The other is that people who want to launch their own startup generally don’t have any real training in entrepreneurship. Venture for America provides training to people interested in entrepreneurship, then pairs them with startups in cities outside of the major economic hubs.