Madison, NJ - FDU's nationally-ranked Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship invites veterans to apply for admission to Veterans Launching Ventures. This is the perfect opportunity for any military veteran who owns a small business or is considering starting a business.

This free 10-week certificate program starts on April 16, 2012 and allows veterans to assess business ideas and develop them into an action plan to move forward at the conclusion of the program.

Program Description

The Veterans Launching Ventures program will provide the skills and support for veterans to seize entrepreneurial opportunities and launch small businesses and nonprofits that will help them achieve personal success that also helps the community and regional economy.

This unique program combines in-person instruction with online education to teach students the fundamentals of starting a new venture and ensure the development of competencies in the many steps and activities associated with creating and sustaining a new business or nonprofit organization.

A team of experienced faculty and successful entrepreneurs will work with students, providing an interactive and informative experience. They will introduce entrepreneurship ideas and concepts, and demonstrate how students can apply them to their current or potential business or at their place of employment. One year of mentoring is provided to students at the conclusion of the program, along with access to all of the Rothman Institute’s innovative programs and networking opportunities.

The Veterans Launching Ventures program will also be offered online nationally beginning in May 2012.

To Learn More

The program is open to all veterans, those who have served in the United States’ military, whether or not during a time of war. The $2,000 tuition is being waived due to generous support from The Walmart Foundation, American Legion Post 43, The Provident Bank Foundation, and the Silberman College of Business. Space is limited, so apply today. To learn more, please visit www.fdu.edu/rothman or call 973-443-8842.