Venture for America announces 2014 class of Baltimore fellows - Baltimore


Aug. 18, 2014 8:30 am

Venture for America announces 2014 class of Baltimore fellows

Ten of the 15 recent college grads are headed to ZeroFOX in Federal Hill.

This is Baltimore.

(Photo by Flickr user Yianni Mathioudakis, used under a Creative Commons license)

Correction: Karyn Vilbig's and Benjamin Platta's names were spelled incorrectly. Two fellows bound for ZeroFOX, Sean Wen and Spencer Wolfe, were originally missing from the list.

Venture for America announced Friday 15 fellows for its second class in the Baltimore area.

The fellows will join local startups. Ten from this year’s cohort are headed to the Federal Hill-based cybersecurity firm ZeroFOX.

Venture for America tasks young graduates with spending two years in a startup, with the goal of empowering them as entrepreneurs later on. This year’s fellows come from alma maters like Duke, Brown, Northwestern and Notre Dame.

Recently, some members of Baltimore’s first class of VFA fellows worked together to crowdfund a new food market event.

Applications are already open for the 2015 class of fellows.

Here are this year’s fellows.

  • Allovue: Jolene Gurevich
  • Avhana Health: Harrison Tan
  • Everseat: Michael Tucker
  • Eyemaginations: Karyn Vilbig
  • PathSensors: Forrest Miller
  • ZeroFOX: Alexander Baca, Benjamin Platta, Benjamin Snowdon, Brian Schwartz, Christopher Holter, Dimitri Fautsch, Joan Thompson, Mike Patterson, Sean Wen, Spencer Wolfe
Tyler Waldman

Tyler Waldman is a contributor for Baltimore. A Towson University graduate and former local editor for, Tyler has also written and photographed for publications including the Baltimore Brew, Howard County Times and Towson Times. He lives in Charles Village.

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