Equipping veterans to become entrepreneurs


By Timur Pakay

The Veterans Launching Ventures program kicked off its first class of the year on the Florham Campus on October 8th. A total of 13 veterans are enrolled in the course hailing from the tri-state area. Now in its sixth year, the program is designed to give veterans key business planning skills to help them launch their own businesses and is a ten-week hybrid course at the undergraduate level. Veterans are paired with business mentors from varying industries that help them with making a business idea become a reality.

More about the Veterans Launching Ventures program here.


Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 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).

The program is hosted by the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and sponsored by Walmart, TD Bank, and Bank of America.