VU-SEED has a track to help participants, not interested in entrepreneurship, prepare for entry into the corporate world, including support with:
- social media
Unlike other programs taught solely in a classroom setting with theoretical case studies, VU-SEED:
VU-SEED’s philosophy is that initial classroom training alone is not sufficient to help participants start their new ventures. Unforeseen hurdles will arise and we believe that many students will sit through “continuing education” courses, not fully grasp all of the concepts, be too intimidated to take the next step and ultimately never act upon their dream. That is why VU-SEED is comprised of four distinct programs including one-on-one coaching outside of the classroom enabling the participants to make their dream of making money for themselves a reality. These four key modules include:
A 4-day, all-encompassing program tailor-made for people with disabilities, Basic Training is designed to introduce them to the business world and to the intricacies of new venture ownership. It will call upon the participants to:
VU-SEED’s Basic Training will introduce the process of “New Concept Creation” and determine whether an idea is actually a market-driven, viable business opportunity. Participants will learn:
In addition, the students will learn to:
Playbook Creation is available to those who have completed Basic Training and is a one-on-one program where a business coach will be assigned to each participant who is ready to expand his/her concept following the Basic Training Course. The coach will work side-by-side, taking the student from aspiring entrepreneur to vet, creating and building a full business plan for the venture.
VU-SEED understands that new venture creation is not for everyone and that some participants would be better suited joining the workforce to build confidence, gain vital experience, and most important, prove that he/she is person worth a future investment. Whether going right into business for themselves or some other private enterprise, Business Entry Prep is the ultimate tool to help them in this quest. Each student will be provided:
This is where the rubber meets the road. A program offered to participants who have completed the prior three modules, VU-SEED Launch Pad is the ultimate mentorship whereby VU-SEED will provide Advisory Board services to participants and their new careers or ventures.