FDU’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship offers free entrepreneurship program for veterans

Madison, NJ (August 31, 2015) – Fairleigh Dickinson University’s nationally ranked Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is set to host its 6th annual Veterans Launching Ventures (VLV) program this upcoming October. The VLV program is designed to provide the skills and support veterans need to seize entrepreneurial opportunities and open small businesses if they so choose. It is open to all veterans as well as their spouses and/or children. Thanks to generous support from our sponsors, the $2000 tuition is waived for all applicants who successfully complete the course.

The Veterans Launching Ventures program is offered as part of FDU’s commitment to improving the lives of veterans. The program offers a combination of online education and in-person instruction to teach students the fundamental entrepreneurial skills required in today’s business environment, as well as the competencies needed to launch a new business. Particular emphasis is placed on developing a robust marketing plan as well as a realistic business plan to help veterans make informed decisions to start a business or assist and prepare the students for the general business environment.

A team of experienced faculty and successful entrepreneurs will work with the veterans, providing an interactive and informative experience. Over a 10-week period, VLV introduces entrepreneurship ideas and concepts, and demonstrations on how to apply those concepts to potential business opportunities. The VLV students are each matched with a mentor who will assist/guide them for a period of 10 months following the completion of the course.

This certificate course will be taught at an undergraduate level and includes three workshops. Included in the program is a complimentary admission to a full year of the Institute's popular entrepreneurship and innovation events (a $900 value). The program is open to all veterans as well as their spouses and/or children. The $2,000 tuition is being waived due to generous support from The Walmart Foundation, TD Bank, American Legion Post 43 and Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business.

A refundable deposit of $175 will be required of veterans who participate in the program and will be returned to those who successfully complete the course. The next in-person class begins on October 8, 2015 in Madison, NJ. For additional information visit http://fdu.edu/vlv

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