New Program Focused on Veteran Entrepreneurship Comes to FAMU

Veterans Florida
Posted at 7:15 PM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 19:15:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - An organization that focuses on helping Veterans announced that Florida A&M University will participate in a statewide entrepreneurship program for Veterans. 

Veteran Florida Executive Director, Bobby Carbonell, announced Wednesday that they had selected two more schools to participate in a program for Veterans seeking to start their own businesses. FAMU and University of Central Florida will join the existing five universities that are participating.

“The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program offers veterans in the state access to high value, entrepreneurship education through our world-class state colleges and universities,” said Carbonell. “This education will empower the next generation of great veteran entrepreneurs to make lasting contributions to the state’s economy.

The non-profit organization said the program trained 167 veterans throughout the state in 2016 and hopes to train close to 300 veterans in its second year.

Full details about the program are available on the Veterans Florida website here and recruitment of Veteran students will begin on October 17th, 2016.