BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: FAU) — Florida Atlantic University has been selected by the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program (VFEP), a program that offers qualified veterans the opportunity to receive an entrepreneurship education, as one of six network partners to administer an entrepreneur initiative throughout Florida.
Other network partners include the University of West Florida, Tallahassee Community College, the University of Central Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University and Action Zone.
The Network Partners will implement Veteran Florida’s Entrepreneurship Program through their different locations. The program consists of a self-paced online module, periodic on premise workshops and a cohort-based class for a small group of veteran entrepreneurs. Mentorship will be incorporated into this program as it has proved to be the key to success in past VFEP cohort-based classes. Network Partners will also hold monthly networking and resource sharing meetings, building a community and pipeline for veterans interested in entrepreneurship.
FAU’s Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and FAU’s Military & Veterans Affairs office have been partnering with the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program since it began in 2015.
FAU’s College of Business offers a variety of AACSB-accredited majors for students seeking a career in tomorrow’s challenging business world. The college also offers minors and certificates for students looking to specialize and enhance their course of study.
Named in recognition of FAU alumnus Scott H. Adams in 2001, the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship prepares students and entrepreneurs in all disciplines who are looking to become successful business owners. The center also focuses on community engagement efforts offering a portfolio of programs such as the family business initiative, Shrimp Tank podcast, annual business plan competition, entrepreneur boot camp course, and the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program.
“Veterans Florida is excited to announce these new partnerships for our fourth year of entrepreneurship programming for our veterans,” said Bobby Carbonell, executive director of Veterans Florida. “Over the past few years we’ve served over 1,000 veterans who are interested in starting their own business and over 200 veterans have started businesses that have collectively hired over 100 employees and generated nearly $10 million in revenue. And we can’t wait to see what businesses the next group of great veteran entrepreneurs will create in our state.”
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