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The Entrepreneur Center's FastTrac® TechVenture™ Program Honors its Fall 2012 Graduates

On Nov. 27, The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC graduated 13 individuals, representing 12 companies, from its FastTrac® TechVenture™ entrepreneur training program during a celebration at Il Fornaio in Reston, Va. Since fall 2009, 106 individuals have graduated from the Entrepreneur Center's program. FastTrac combines instruction from experienced business professionals, one-on-one business mentoring and peer learning to help participants evaluate feasibility, identify target markets and create a business plan to communicate the opportunity to investors and customers.

Fall 2012 FastTrac graduates.
Fall 2012 FastTrac graduates.

Congratulations to the graduates from the following companies: Astha Drug Discovery & Research, CrowdCheck, HavenSec Inc., Masking Networks Inc., Nuage Consulting Group Inc., Off Peak Training, Orca TV, Purple Twirls, Signature thinkers, SRM Consulting, TerraWi and Winnerlane Career Exchange.

A special thanks to sponsors CohnReznick, EcomNets and Pillsbury and to coaches Jim Bernstein, Brien Biondi, Christine Donohoo, Mahesh Joshi, Steve Meltzer, and Bud Rosenthal who spent 10 weeks working with the entrepreneurs.

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2013 session, which will run Tuesday evenings from March 5 to May 14. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2013. For more information or to apply, visit www.nvtc.org/tec/fasttrac.php.

FastTrac was created by Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a private, nonpartisan foundation that works to advance entrepreneurship. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Kauffman Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo.