The "Entrepreneurship University" is a new program for Entrepreneurs wishing to start a business, invest in real estate, or buy a franchise. Existing Business Owners who wish to expand their business can also participate.
(1888PressRelease) April 16, 2011 - What makes this program unique and different from business incubation," Says Angelo Sferrazza, "is the ability to not only provide business education and financial mentoring, but to also introduce the Entrepreneurs to specific business prospects that the University has available as a result of various business, government and community relationships. In addition, funding can also be provided to those graduates who meet the funding qualifications and can take advantage of available opportunities. Opportunities that can range from Home Based Loan Brokering Businesses to the acquisition of Real Estate at Deep Discounts from participating lenders as part of a Reinvest Ohio Job Creation Program to existing businesses and franchise opportunities."
The "Entrepreneurship University" Academic Programs will initially focus on providing entrepreneurs or early stage companies with valuable information, including how to develop an Executive Summary, Evaluate the Business Idea or Potential, Underwriting Criteria, Marketing and Finance. "Entrepreneurship University" will be an intense short-term boot camp held in Cincinnati, Ohio and designed to help entrepreneurs with the strategic development necessary to their future success. Special Discounts will be available during their boot camp stay from our participating hotel partners during their stay in Cincinnati. There will also be a Webinar Program for those who are unable to travel.
The Boot camp will engage Resource Professionals to speak about various topics from Accounting, Marketing, Equipment Purchases, Insurance and Government Relations. Part of the Academic Program will enable Entrepreneurs to partake in the Funding Process of the Bridge Fund, which would include the ability to understand Underwriting Criteria, Evaluate Funding Requests and will include the unique opportunity of learning how the Internal Functions of an Investment Committee work in Evaluating Funding Requests.
It is anticipated that the Entrepreneurs participating In the University Programs would come from various walks and stages of life, including High School and College Students to Minority and Women Entrepreneurs to Seasoned Entrepreneurs with some experience and advanced education.
"According to Angelo Sferrazza one of the primary focuses of this program will be for minority advancement. Minority participants will not only receive business education, but will be exposed to realistic opportunities and have the funding available to actually secure a business prospect that offers positive impact on the their financial future and for their families and communities." Although numerous programs for minorities exist, Mr. Sferrazza feels these programs fall short in delivering real life results. To address that need he has created "Entrepreneurship University."
Once funding has been provided, entrepreneurs will also be introduced to a variety of Resource Providers who can provide on-going support, from Business Coaching to Marketing and Financial Direction.
Mr. Sferrazza will be announcing further details of the "Entrepreneurship University" as he participates as Keynote and Panelist Speaker in business and job creation panels during the next few weeks. During the course of his career, Mr. Sferrazza has been a Keynote Speaker for SCORE, The Ohio Department of Development and numerous Chamber of Commerce Events as well as serving as a judge for universities participating in Cincinnati Creates Companies Program.
Angelo Sferrazza created the IL Bridge Fund in 2009. The IL Bridge Fund, an Ohio Limited Liability Company, is the funding source for Mid-market Emerging and Existing Companies and Real Estate Investors that have valuable marketable assets that can be used to secure an initial bridge loan (short-term). This approach and overall goal of The Bridge Funding Program is to provide the time needed for companies to secure more permanent funding from traditional lenders (Banks), or investment organizations. This is based on allowing companies the time to validate their businesses. The IL Bridge Fund has funded millions of dollars in transactions to date