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University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program and Kauffman FastTrac® to Train U.S. Military Veterans

ORLANDO, Fla., (Feb 8, 2012) --- The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program and Kauffman FastTrac announced recently that they are offering 30 hours of training to U.S. military veterans interested in starting their own companies.

“In 2012, we proudly trained more than 300 men and women who selflessly served our country. It is our honor to train an additional 500 plus veterans in 2013 and help them prepare for the next steps in their careers,” said Alana Muller, president of Kauffman FastTrac.

The FastTrac curriculum is tailored specifically for veterans seeking to start a new business or expand an existing company.

The classroom-based course offered by the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program and additional FastTrac® NewVenture™ instruction helps aspiring entrepreneurs determine the viability of their business concepts and enables them to engineer a plan to successfully launch their companies.

The course, a value of up to $700.00 per person, will be offered at a discount to veterans.

Courses will be scheduled throughout the year. Interested veterans can find more information by contacting Peggy Allen at 407-882-0888 or by email at peggy.allen@ucf.edu.

For more information, media should contact:

Gordon Hogan, Director UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-882-1157; Gordon.hogan@ucf.edu

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc 407-644 4142 lvershelco@aol.com

About the UCF Business Incubation Program

Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 300 emerging companies (including more than 134 current clients) create over $363 million in annual total economic output and more than 3,120 new jobs (taking direct and indirect and induced impact into account) with an average salary of $60,000. With nine facilities across the Greater Orlando community, the Business Incubation Program is a collaboration in economic development among the University of Central Florida, Orange County, the City of Orlando, Seminole County, the City of Apopka, the City of Winter Springs, the City of Sanford, Osceola County, the City of Kissimmee, City of St. Cloud, Volusia County and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. For more information about the Program and its clients and graduates, please visit www.incubator.ucf.edu and UCFBIP on Facebook, on www.facebook.com/ucf4bip