Recent post-secondary grads who are prepared to succeed.

We focus on saving you time, money, and hassle. Connect with post-secondary graduates who will be the future leaders in your business.

Fellows are dynamic, adaptive, and leaders in their communities. They are selected for the Fellowship for their grit at a time when resilience is just as important as technical abilities.

Access Vetted Talent
We screen our Fellows for specific entrepreneurial competencies. Commitment to learning and growth mindsets are key traits to success in our program. Your team reaps the benefits, and avoid the financial, morale, and cultural costs of churn.
You have the criteria, we have the expertise
The people leading don’t have all the answers. VFC Fellows are startup candidates exposed to problems new ventures face, making them more comfortable with problem-solving independently. 
Job-ready Hires
Fellows participate in soft-skills, job-readiness training from educators and ecosystem leaders at successful startups. They're also prepped with role-specific knowledge to save your managers time ramping new hires up.
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A collaborative process

Hiring a VFC Fellow makes you a part of a dynamic, growing network. Welcome to the family.

Hey future Partner!
Complete the eligibility form; our team will ensure you meet the criteria and reach out to you personally. We connect with Founders, people-operations, human resources and management teams.
Needs and Culture Assessment Call
We'll take the time to get to know your startups and hiring needs. If your startup fits the bill, we establish a formal partnership. The only thing better than a VFC trained Fellow is a Fellow that fits the shape of your needs.
Get access to VFC’s exclusive Job Board
Set up a profile. Post open positions. Put a world of trained talent at your fingertips.
Connect with Candidates / Promote Yourself
Access our dynamic ‘Connect Events’ (held virtually in 2021) for speed interviewing and to accelerate your hiring process.
Hire
Peak hiring times are April – September, with opportunities to hire year-round.
15 Months of Continued Support
Fellows build a valuable toolkit of entrepreneurial skills through monthly ongoing training, group meetups and informal mentoring from VFC’s perpetually growing alumni network.
VFC’s Internship program is available to businesses with these parameters

“Employees at a startup need the ability to jump in and add value where they can. So someone who has had exposure to VFC training is more valuable than someone that hasn’t.”
Shawn Wilkie
CEO