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Rider University, the New Jersey Bankers Charitable Foundation, and The Uncommon Individual Foundation are pleased to offer the Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program for the fourth year.

Dr. Ronald Cook speaks to the class, session 2015   Students listen, participate in classroom discussion, summer 2015

Registration is now closed for 2017! Any applications received from this point on will be considered for the 2018 course.

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.

Program Schedule*

All classes will meet from 6-9pm Wednesday evenings on the dates indicated below.

Phase 1

Course Structure & Business Concept Development - May 24, 2017
*Note* - Concept must be approved before continuing onto phase 2

Phase 2

Business Plan Overview and Business Description- June 7, 2017

Market Research 1- June 14, 2017
Industry structure, Industry trends, Business Research Skills

Market Research 2- June 21, 2017
Competitive analysis, Demographics, Competitive Advantage

Market Plan & Management- June 28, 2017
Promotions, Pricing, Sales Assumptions and Forecast

Operations- July 5, 2017
Equipment, Supplies, Personnel, Inventory, All Costs

Financials- July 12, 2017
Cash Flow, Income Statement and Balance Sheet

Exec. Summary, Appendices, Wrap up- July 19, 2017

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 sponsors, New Jersey Bankers Charitable Foundation and The Uncommon Individual Foundation, who share our vision of helping foster veterans’ personal and professional growth through entrepreneurial training.

For further information please contact:
Kyle Rubin
[email protected]

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