Tallahassee, FL 

Veterans Florida, a non-profit created by the State of Florida to help military veterans transition to civilian life and to promote Florida’s status as the nation’s most veteran-friendly state, has partnered with the University of North Florida to facilitate the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program.

The University will offer Facilitated Startup and Facilitated Growth instructional cohorts as well as topical workshops. All meetings are currently planned to be held virtually due to COVID-19.

“Veterans Florida looks forward to another successful year partnering with the University of North Florida. They are a powerful resource to amplify veteran entrepreneurs’ natural ability to overcome challenges and adapt to the rapidly-changing business landscape,” said Joe Marino, Veterans Florida Executive Director.

“UNF is excited to continue its partnership with Veterans Florida for the coming year. Our mentors play a key role in advising the veteran entrepreneurs and our low participant to mentor ratio enhances their progress. Dr. Martin Luytjes is joining our staff this year, bringing experience as a corporate banker, entrepreneur, and Professor in Entrepreneurship,” said Diane Denslow, Associate Instructor in Entrepreneurship at University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business.

Veterans interested in applying for the program should visit veteransflorida.org/register

Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program participants have generated $26 Million in revenue, opened 154 businesses and hired 209 employees since 2016. They have received numerous industry awards and national recognition for their success.