Venture For America Welcomes Patrick as Cleveland Director

CLEVELAND – Venture For America recently announced the hiring of Corey Patrick to serve as its director of Cleveland.

As community director, he’ll foster growth and development of Cleveland’s diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem on behalf of VFA, the national nonprofit. This role also nurtures entrepreneurial talent who are part of the organization’s fellowship and aids in their access to programs, networks and resources.

Patrick previously was involved with the Ohio Small Business Development Center and the Youngstown Business Incubator. In recognition of his work and philanthropy, he was honored as an “Outstanding Young Alumnus” by the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University.

VFA initially launched in Cleveland in 2013 and has since connected 132 fellows with local startups and organizations such as BoxCast, EmVitals, Fund That Flip, CHAMPtitles, and more.

“Cleveland boasts an incredible collection of entrepreneurs, and throughout my decade-long experience working with startups and small businesses, I’ve witnessed remarkable success with exceptional teams in place,” says Patrick. “As a proud member of the LGBTQ community, I’m also committed to VFA’s focus on inclusive entrepreneurship in northeast Ohio and across our 12 other U.S. cities.”

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