Rider University’s business training program for veterans returns for 9th year

In just seven short weeks, and at no cost, veterans, their spouses and dependents who are considering starting or growing a business can apply to Rider University‘s Veterans Entrepreneurship Training program now through May 12.

Offered through Rider’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the program, which runs from May 16 to June 29, will provide a platform for developing a business concept and exploring its feasibility. Participants will conduct market research, draft a market plan and study operations and financials for their business.

Now in its ninth year, the free program offers:

  • Individualized attention and feedback from faculty in Rider’s Norm Brodsky College of Business;
  • Eligibility to apply for one year of continued mentoring upon completion of the program;
  • The option to take the program for college credit; and
  • Access to Rider University library resources.

Dr. Mayank Jaiswal, assistant professor and instructor for the program, sees a long-lasting effect from the work the participants put in during the program.

“The course teaches participants the skills to assess business ideas, which can be applied to multiple ideas even after they have left the program,” Jaiswal says. “As an instructor, it is an honor to teach veterans who have done so much for the country.”

Classes will meet online on Mondays and in-person on Wednesday evenings on Rider’s campus this summer. Participants may receive college credit for the course with a separate registration and additional academic work, and a limited number of scholarships for the for-credit option are available.