Veterans Entrepreneurship Program Articles: page 1

Art Jacobs with a VEP participant in a wheel chair

Business Gators Come Back, Give Back: Art Jacobs

Every fall, the University of Florida welcomes back its alumni for Homecoming, a celebration of alma mater pride across all generations of Gators. While most alumni return for the single Homecoming weekend, some alumni travel back to campus throughout the year. Art Jacobs and Bruce Brandes are two of these alumni that make a point to come back to campus to engage with two Warrington programs that are important to them – the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program and the Entrepreneurship and

VEP Class of 2018 pose for a group photo in a classroom

UF Warrington’s Veterans Entrepreneurship Program accepting applications until February 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Veterans looking to develop their entrepreneurial skills have the opportunity to do so for free in the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. The program, presented by Warrington’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, is currently accepting applications for its 2019 program until February 15. “VEP at the University of Florida was developed to make an impact with aspiring veteran entrepreneurs who are dreamers and doers and to help them harness and

Students in class

Veterans entrepreneurship program currently accepting applications

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP), hosted by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, is currently accepting applications for its 2016 program. The VEP is designed for disabled veterans who are interested in starting a business or who have an existing early stage business. The program, launched at UF in 2013, hosts 40 military veterans annually, and provides them hands-on training and mentoring for their entrepreneurial concepts and ventures. More

U.S. Navy veteran Quinton Crawford in class

Entrepreneurship program helps veteran turn passion into practice

Considering Quinton Crawford was a novice to business, he did quite well for himself. He was an electrician, franchise owner of one of the nation’s most popular commercial cleaning companies, and acquired multiple residential properties. But his business inexperience caught up to him, and forced some unfortunate setbacks. Crawford wants to help other small business owners avoid his mistakes, and he is confident the tools he’s learning in the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) will help him reach his goal. Crawford,

Dr. Michael Morris

CEI launches innovative program to help business-minded disabled veterans

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) at the Warrington College of Business Administration is launching a free program to assist disabled veterans succeed in business. The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) is designed for veterans who are interested in starting a business or who have an existing business. The program consists of three phases that provides practical training in venture creation and growth, and is accompanied by a support structure for participants as they pursue their ventures.