Helping Hand

Start-ups get a boost with college grads

Javier Sirvent for TIME

Corporate Titans recruiting top college graduates woo them with fancy meals and big salaries. That's typically not an option for promising start-ups. Andrew Yang wants to give entrepreneurs a leg up in the war for young talent with Venture for America (VFA), a nonprofit he launched in July. Jobs in finance, law and consulting are "fine if you just want to make money," says Yang, a start-up veteran and former president of test-prep company Manhattan GMAT. "But imagine if that talent went to growth companies instead. They could do something amazing. They could help create jobs."

His nonprofit--inspired by Teach for...

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