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FGCU Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program

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Troy Bolivar
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Non-Profit Organization | Member since October 16th, 2020

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program offers Honorably Discharged Veterans free, on-campus/virtual instruction in the nationally-recognized Lean Startup Methodology. Designed to work around your busy schedule, the program provides you instruction from our nationally ranked entrepreneurial staff and faculty, access to local resources such as business leaders and mentors, and an opportunity to join the local veteran entrepreneur community.

Florida Gulf Coast University's Institute for Entrepreneurship (IFE) has been hosting the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program (VFEP) since spring 2016, and has been successful in assisting veteran start-ups and facilitating programs that help veteran entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses.

The IFE houses an on-campus, full-service incubator, which is also open to all program participants and VFEP alumni. Additionally, the IFE will open our weekly speaker series to veteran participants and will offer at least two annual networking events in conjunction with the Lee County Economic Development Office and other local organizations for veteran entrepreneurs. All cohorts will culminate in a pitch competition where participants completing the program will have a chance to win equity-free seed funding for their businesses.

Please mention you proudly found FGCU Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program on Veteran Owned Business (VOB)!

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As a veteran, I have learned that the post Gulf War generation of veterans does not have their own group like the older generations. I feel that this has contributed to increase in veteran suicides. The FGCU Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program not only aims to help veterans start or grow their business, but we are actively building a community of Veteran Entrepreneurs who meet and build each other up on a regular basis.

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NAICS Code 611710: Educational Support Services
NAICS Code 561499: All Other Business Support Services

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Fort Myers Florida Naples, Florida SWFL Cape Coral, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida Lehigh Acres, Florida Lee County, FLA

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