The University of West Florida’s Military and Veterans Resource Center has partnered with Veterans Florida to offer a 60-hour Veterans Entrepreneur Advanced Master Class to qualified Veteran Entrepreneurs. The first Cohort begins August 18, 2018 and culminates on November 3 with a Celebration and Pitch Competition between the attendees. For the previous Cohort the MVRC raised almost $40,000 in Cash and In-Kind Services that were distributed between the top three Pitch Winners. This Cohort is based upon the CO.STARTERS Model. Our Program is designed to have 10 -16 entrepreneurs work in a Collaborative, Mentored environment with structured Modules. Our Program takes the entrepreneur “from the tip of their pencil” to a proven idea or product that is ready to launch. The MVRC has added 33 additional Classroom hours to ensure that all participants receive the maximum benefit from their efforts.