From: Nfbnet-members-list [mailto:nfbnet-members-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Wunder, Gary via Nfbnet-members-list
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 1:09 AM
Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] The Hadley School for the Blind Wants to Back
Eyes on the Prize:
The Hadley School for the Blind Wants to Back Your Business
The Hadley School for the Blind <http://www.hadley.edu/fce.asp> '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 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 at http://hadleyweb/hadleyedu/FCE-NVC.asp.
"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
Gary Wunder, Editor
The Braille Monitor
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
blindness is not what holds you back.
Make a gift <https://nfb.org/make-gift> to the National Federation of the
Blind and help ensure all blind Americans live the lives they want.