FGCU's Institute for Entrepreneurship Offers Tuition-Free Schooling to Veterans

Nov 6, 2017

FGCU's recently established Institute for Entrepreneurship is working with Veterans Florida to offer an entrepreneurship program, which started its first class in spring 2017.

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program is free to veterans who have been honorably discharged, are active guard and reserve or are active duty within one year of separation residing in Florida. It is currently offered at six state universities.

Since its start at FGCU, 35 veterans have graduated from its campus and more than 20 businesses have been started in the Southwest Florida region by veteran graduates.

Dr. Sandra Kauanui is the director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship. She joins Gulf Coast Live to discuss the school's veteran program. She is also joined by veteran James Hardenbrook, who can speak to the program firsthand.