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FastTrac Coming to Laguna Madre


The UTRGV-Kauffman FastTrac NewVenture Entrepreneurship Program is coming to the Laguna Madre, thanks to a collaboration between the Port Isabel EDC, South Padre Island EDC and the UTRGV-Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center. The 10-session program will take place from Sept. 17 – Nov. 19.

FastTrac is described as a program which “provides the tools to develop a business concept, determine the viability of the business concept and outline the critical steps to launch a successful business.” Participants will identify market needs, understand business fundamentals, explore risk and success factors, network with entrepreneurship professionals, build a business plan and have access to human, financial and business resources.

The ten sessions culminating into thirty hours of facilitated instruction will take place every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Port Isabel Events & Cultural Center and the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.
Registration takes place through Sept. 16, with space being limited. Registration is $700. FastTrac NewVenture includes certified facilitators, FastTrac book and materials, access to the Kauffman website and certificate of completion.
Applications are available online at utb.affiliate.fasttrac.org. For more information, call Jose Gavino at 882-4119.