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Summer with Skandy: Venture for America

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

McMillan Hall, G052, McMillan Hall St. Louis, MO 63105 United States

St. Louis is an exciting place for innovation and entrepreneurship. Join as we welcome Jess Longueville, Director of St. Louis, as she shares more information about Venture for America and the region. You will learn about the opportunities in St. Louis and beyond – learning about where VFA Fellows work, their experiences in the program, and more! Hear directly from two VFA Fellows about their experiences. At 4:00 p.m., we will host a networking reception for founders, fellows, interns, and community members to connect!

Venture for America is a national nonprofit and two-year Fellowship program that gives recent college graduates firsthand startup experiences that help them become leaders who make meaningful impacts with their careers.


Jess has more than 12 years of diverse experience across the nonprofit sector and a strong lens for community and relationship building, mentorship and career cultivation, and small business operations. Jess also co-owns a cocktail catering business, Barkeep, with her partner and is from a family of entrepreneurs.

A champion of St. Louis and a community connector, Jess is excited to support VFA Fellows as they help grow the tech and startup ecosystem, start careers in entrepreneurship, and as they too call St. Louis their home. Jess joined Venture For America after working at the startup nonprofit, LaunchCode, founded by St. Louis entrepreneur Jim McKelvey where she assisted in growing the organization’s portfolio of corporate and foundation support.


Matt Phimphavong

2021 Fellow

Principal at Cultivation Capital



Nate Taminger

2022 Fellow

Ecommerce Manager with Native Pet



We’ll see you there!


Wednesday, June 21, 2023
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship


McMillan Hall, G052
McMillan Hall
St. Louis, MO 63105 United States
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