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Rebuilding with Resilience, Fireside Chat with Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture For America

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Amy Nelson
Venture For America, CEO

Amy Nelson has served as CEO of Venture For America, an organization that selects, trains, and supports the next generation of entrepreneurs, since 2017. Prior to becoming CEO, Amy served as Managing Director and VP of External relations at VFA, leading efforts that tripled the organization’s fundraising, and expanded its operations to 11 new cities.

Amy is deeply committed to having VFA become the go-to path for aspiring entrepreneurs and has led investments into dozens of early-stage businesses. Prior to VFA, Amy held business development positions at B Lab, Relief International, and Cambodian Children’s Fund. 

Currently, Amy sits on the boards of Venture For America, Safe Haven Medical Outreach in Cambodia, and Generation Citizen's New York Advisory board. Amy is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and NYU’s Stern School of Business.

The economic and social shockwaves of COVID-19 have redefined what normal looks like in our homes, our workplaces, and across the world. They have also deepened some of our society’s most troubling inequalities, and left millions of people financially vulnerable. What will it take to restore our nation’s physical and economic health? Join Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture for America, as she imagines what a successful post-pandemic recovery could look like -- a recovery that prioritizes inclusion, equitable opportunity, and ultimately, resilience.