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What value does vfc bring to startups?


Aydin Mirzaee Founder & CEO,, VFC 2018–2019 Fellowship Partner Startup

It takes a very special type of person to thrive at a startup and, believe it or not, the pool of candidates that fit into this category isn’t very big, especially for early- stage startups. VFC identifies the top talent— thosewho already have a startup mindset. When we hire vfc fellows, we know that all of the candidates are startup-ready and that makes a huge difference. All we have to do from that point is interview them for specific job skill - sets and not for their ability to thrive at a startup. I wish we’ d known about vfc at my last company, which was acquired by survey monkey—but we’ re definitely making great use of it where I amnow, at

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