[Nfbnet-members-list] The Hadley School for the Blind Wants to Back Your Business
gwunder at nfb.org
Wed Jan 6 06:09:30 UTC 2016
Eyes on the Prize:
The Hadley School for the Blind Wants to Back Your Business
The <http://www.hadley.edu/fce.asp>Hadley School
for the Blinds Forsythe Center for Employment
and Entrepreneurship (FCE) was launched in 2011
to address the 70 to 80 percent un-and
underemployment rate among Americans who are
blind or visually impaired. Through this business
education program, Hadley, the largest provider
of distance education to people who are blind and
visually impaired worldwide, offers tuition-free
courses to help prepare students for employment
and entrepreneurship. Today, Hadley is announcing
<http://hadleyweb/hadleyedu/FCE-NVC.asp>2016 New Venture Business Competition.
In the spirit of ABCs hit show, Shark Tank,
Hadley is inviting new, current or recent
Forsythe Center students to submit their plans
for a start up for a chance to win one of three
cash awards for up to $10,000. Entrants must have
enrolled in at least one FCE module for
consideration of their business plan. However,
its not too late to become an FCE student and
participate in the competition. New FCE students
must provide proof of legal blindness from a
physician before enrolling in an FCE course.
Participation and submission rules can be found
We are thrilled to be able to help support new
businesses in this fun, exciting way, said
Colleen Wunderlich, Director, Hadley Forsythe
Center for Entrepreneurship. Our students are so
innovative and enthusiasticI look forward to learning what they have in mind.
Contestants will need to move quickly, though, as
the entry period ends when the clock strikes
11:59 pm CST on Feb. 15, 2016. Winners will be
recognized and receive their awards at the 2016
Business Leadership and Superior Training (BLAST)
Conference in Chicago, May 17-20, 2016.
Sheryl Bass, M.A., M.S.W.
Hadley School for the Blind
Media and Marketing Specialist
<mailto:Sheryl at hadley.edu>Sheryl at hadley.edu
Gary Wunder, Editor
The Braille Monitor
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