Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program
SUMMER 2016 PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
Rider University and Grand Bank, N.A., along with the New Jersey Bankers Charitable Foundation, Saul Ewing LLP, and Wilkin & Guttenplan PC announce their Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program for the third year.
|Dr. Ronald Cook speaks to the class, session 2015||Students listen, participate in classroom discussion, summer 2015|Now accepting applications for our next program set for summer 2016. Deadline is May 6th (or until spaces full)!
Registration is now closed for the summer 2016 program. However, please continue to apply in case of a cancellation for this year, or if no cancellations, you will be on the list for the summer 2017 program and we will contact you when dates are set.
Apply here! Slots are limited as registration is on a first come, first serve basis, and space is limited. 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 offers a free, nine week entrepreneurship program in the summer. 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.
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.
All classes will meet from 6-9pm Wednesday evenings on the dates indicated below.Phase 1
Course Structure & Business Concept Development - May 25, 2016
*Note* - Concept must be approved before continuing onto phase 2
Business Plan Overview and Business Description- June 8, 2016
Market Research 1- June 15, 2016
Industry structure, Industry trends, Business Research Skills
Market Research 2- June 22, 2016
Competitive analysis, Demographics, Competitive Advantage
Market Plan & Management- June 29, 2016
Promotions, Pricing, Sales Assumptions and Forecast
Operations- July 6, 2016
Equipment, Supplies, Personnel, Inventory, All Costs
Financials- July 13, 2016
Cash Flow, Income Statement and Balance Sheet
Exec. Summary, Appendices, Wrap up- July 20, 2016
*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.
This program has been made possible through our partnership with our gold sponsor, Grand Bank, N.A. and silver sponsors New Jersey Bankers Charitable Foundation, Saul Ewing, LLP., and Wilkin & Guttenplan PC who share our vision of helping foster veterans’ personal and professional growth through entrepreneurial training.
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