Veterans Launching Ventures completes sixth year of helping veterans become entrepreneurs

By Timur Pakay

On December 16, 2015, the Veterans Launching Ventures course ran its final session. Students made their final presentations on their business plans and were evaluated by faculty and mentors. At the end of the session, nine students received certificates of completion and then attended a cocktail reception.

vlv12345Above: Ethne Swartz, associate dean for innovation and strategic initiatives in Silberman College,  presented an FDU jacket to retiring VLV faculty member, George Maddaloni, and thanked all involved with the program for their dedication and service.

Now in its sixth year, the VLV program is designed to give veterans key business planning skills to help them launch their own businesses and provides ten months of free business mentoring. Veterans Launching Veterans is a program offered by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,

Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the top 20 in the nation (as ranked by the Princeton Review). For more information, go to