[Nfbnet-members-list] The Hadley School for the Blind Wants to Back Your Business

Wunder, Gary 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 Blind’s 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 
its inaugural 
<http://hadleyweb/hadleyedu/FCE-NVC.asp>2016 New Venture Business Competition.

In the spirit of ABC’s 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, 
it’s 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
(573) 268-4245

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