Venture For America Announces Miami Fellows

August 27, 2014

7:30 pm

Venture For America has announced the first batch of fellows coming to Miami. The nonprofit organization works to connect recent grads with startups. They recently expanded their program to Miami thanks to The Knight Foundation’s funding of USD $126,000

VFA focuses on growing entrepreneurial communities with low cost of living, and the program has been in places in cities like Las Vegas and Detroit. Now to the important stuff, the fellows:

Jackson Morton, graduated from Duke/biomedical engineering who will work with Cirle.
Nazli Danis, graduate of Barnard College/art history and architecture who will work with Kairos.

Aldo Avanzini, graduate of Columbia University/mechanical engineering who will work with Rokk3r Labs.

Seth Forsgren, graduated from Princeton/molecular biology, global health, health policy who will also work with  Rokk3r Labs.

Ari Fine, graduated from the College Scholar program at Cornell/psychology, finance and the art market who will work with CrowdSettlements.

Austin Rhoads, graduated from Elon University/marketing and international business. Going to: Vero Water.

Leigh Sevin, graduated from Georgetown/American studies and economics. Going to: Zeel.

Welcome to Miami fellows!


Disclosure:  Tech Cocktail received a $150,000 grant from the Knight Foundation. 


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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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