VU-SEED is a unique program designed solely for the purpose of providing people with disabilities the required tools to become successful entrepreneurs. It is not an off-the-shelf product but one specifically created to cater to those with a disability and to provide them the tools to navigate their challenges and succeed in new business creation.
The proposed program aims to recruit and train adults with disabilities in an entrepreneur development program. Through skills training, mentoring, and financial counseling, these men and women considering starting their own business are offered the encouragement, motivation, and knowledge base to succeed in their own venture.
VU-SEED is a product of a partnership between Steve McWilliams, Entrepreneur and Director of Disability Services at Villanova University and Jamie Davis, former President of ESPN Asia Pacific and Comcast-NBC Universal Sports. Both men have worked extensively in both the business and disability community.