FDU’s Free Veterans Launching Ventures Program Accepting New Applicants

MADISON — FDU’s nationally-ranked Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship invites veterans to apply for admission to Veterans Launching Ventures. This is an opportunity for any military veteran who owns a small business or is considering starting a business.

This free 10-week certificate program starts on Sept. 23 and allows veterans to assess business ideas and develop them into an action plan to move forward at the conclusion of the program.


The Veterans Launching Ventures program aims to provide the skills and support for veterans to seize entrepreneurial opportunities and launch small businesses and nonprofits. This 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 programs and networking opportunities.

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 $1,995 tuition is being waived due to support from The Walmart Foundation, American Legion Post 43, and the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Space is limited. To learn more, visit www.fdu.edu/veterans.

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