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Veterans Launching Ventures Course

Are you a veteran who’s ready to meet your next challenge?

Do you want to start (or grow) your own business, but need some guidance?

If you’re a veteran, and the idea of being an entrepreneur excites you, the Veterans Launching Ventures (VLV) program is for you.

  • VLV will give you the skills and support you need to seize entrepreneurial opportunities and launch small businesses.
  • VLV is a ten-week program of combined in-person instruction and online education.

You will graduate from the course knowing:

  • fundamental entrepreneurial skills needed in today’s business environment;
  • the competencies you need to launch your new business;
  • how to build a robust marketing plan;
  • how to develop financial projections for your new business;
  • how to develop a comprehensive business plan so you can make an informed decision about the feasability of starting your new business.                      

What makes VLV a great program for veterans?

  • Veterans enjoy a supportive collegial environment with other veterans.
  • Each veteran is matched with his or her own mentor for individual guidance and support during the program. Mentors are successful entrepreneurs themselves.
  • Each mentor will continue to assist / guide the veteran for a period of ten months following completion of the course.

Who can apply for the course?

  • All veterans from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy
  • All spouses and children of veterans

Download our brochure.




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Veterans Launching Ventures is a course offered by the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, part of the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Contact Information

  • Timur Pakay
    Assistant Director Rothman Institute
    973-443-8887- phone

Mailing Address

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Silberman College of Business
Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
285 Madison Ave
Mail Stop M-MS2-05
Madison, NJ 07940