Nearly a year ago, Brown Univ. graduate Andrew Yang founded Venture for America to help young entrepren eurs learn the ropes. Yang found the inspiration for VFA in the indecision he felt after leaving college.

“A lot of the people I went to law school with went because they didn’t know what else to do,” Yang said. “I wanted there to be another option. College grads who want to make a start-up business should work for a start-up. My goal was to give these people the resources and path to do so.”