University of Florida is offering a very special program to disabled veterans, particularly those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. As you know, more and more veterans are returning from the battlefield disabled — our program helps these men and women attain the dream of becoming entrepreneurs. The Veterans with Disability Entrepreneurship Program, or VEP for short, is now accepting applications.VEP offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship from world class faculty and an amazing cadre ofsuccessful entrepreneurs. The program is rigorous and engaging. Following an online pre-course, delegates come to the University of Florida campus in Gainesville for an intense eight day program, and then we follow up with them and their ventures over eight months.
This year’s program will run from May 9 – 16, 2015.
The deadline for applications is March 2, 2015.
We are inviting all disabled veterans, but especially those soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines disabled or distinguished during their service as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
The VEP program is offered entirely free to those veterans who are accepted. We cover the cost of travel to Gainesville, accommodation,the online and live courses, instructors, books, materials, all meals, and outings during the program.
We are hoping to reach as many veterans as possible, and to encourage them to apply. We will accept forty delegates for the program. Enclosed are copies of the brochure describing VEP.
For more information, please visit our website at www.warrington.ufl.edu/VEP