Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program

AVAILABLE IN SUMMER 2015
Rider University & Grand Bank, N.A. off their Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program for the second year

Dr. Ronald Cook speaks to the class, session 2014
Students listen, participate in classroom discussion, summer 2014

Registration is now open for our second session of Veteran Entrepreneurship Training for Summer 2015

Register Now! Slots are limited as registration is on a first come, first serve basis, and space is limited. If the class becomes full, please still feel free to apply as we will keep you on a wait list in case something changes with an existing participant and a space becomes available.  You must be a veteran to be eligible to participate and have a business concept to pursue.

About the Program
The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Rider University will be offering a free, eight week entrepreneurship program in the summer of 2015.  This program will have veterans develop a business plan to explore a venture idea or guide an existing business, and will take place at Rider's Lawrenceville campus.  It will be run in two phases. Phase one will have veterans develop their business concept. This concept must be finalized before moving onto phase two, the full business plan creation process.  Only veterans whose business concept is approved by the program can move into phase two because to build a business plan at this rapid pace, it has to come from a solid concept. Included in this business plan development program are two additional workshops: one on accounting fundamentals and the other on business research skills.
 
The class size is limited to 20 students to allow for instructor feedback and individualized attention, which is vital during the business plan creation process. 

Upon completion of the program, veterans will receive one year of mentoring as they pursue their venture dreams.

Program Schedule*

All classes will meet for 3 hours in the evening on the dates indicated below.

Phase 1

Course Structure & Business Concept Development: May 20th
*Note* - Concept must be approved before continuing onto phase 2

Phase 2

Business Plan Overview and Business Description: June 3rd

Market Research: June 10th
Industry structure, Industry trends, Competitive analysis, Demographics, Competitive Advantage

Business Research Workshop at Moore Library:  June 11th

Market Plan & Management: June 17th
Promotions, Pricing, Sales Assumptions and Forecast

Operations: June 24th
Equipment, Supplies, Personnel, Inventory, All Costs

Accounting Workshop:  June 30th
 

Financials: July 1st
Cash Flow, Income Statement and Balance Sheet
 

Exec. Summary, Appendices, Wrap up: July 8th

*Tentative schedule- subject to change

Applying to the Program
Interested applicants should complete the registration form and they will be notified of their acceptance after a review of their information. Space is limited, deadline for enrollment is May 1st or until class is filled.

This program has been made possible through our partnership with our sponsor, Grand Bank, N.A., who shares our vision of helping foster veterans’ personal and professional growth through entrepreneurial training.

For further information please contact:
Amber Kopp
koppa@rider.edu 
609-895-5468