FCC Teaming Up With Chamber of Commerce to Offer New Entrepreneurial Course


Frederick Community College and the Entrepreneur Council of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to offer the Kauffman FastTrac® NewVenture™ course for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs.

Kauffman FastTrac is a leading global provider of entrepreneurship education programs. For more than 20 years, FastTrac courses and workshops have helped more than 350,000 entrepreneurs assess their startup ideas and start and grow their businesses.

“We know that successful entrepreneurs can spur local economic growth, create jobs, and help our community remain healthy and vibrant,” said Kathi Groover, FCC Program Manager. “The FastTrac NewVenture course was created to help startups achieve greater success and achieve it more quickly. This practical classroom instruction is designed specifically for entrepreneurs who are still developing their concepts or who are in the early stages of launching their businesses.” 

FastTrac NewVenture teaches entrepreneurs how to identify and meet market needs, how to test the viability of a business concept, and the critical steps to a successful business launch. The course also facilitates networking between entrepreneurs and professionals. 

"The Entrepreneur Council, one of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce’s vital committees, is looking forward to continuing our support of entrepreneurship in Frederick County,” said Elizabeth Cromwell, President and CEO of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. “We believe that this program will help those who wish to learn more on making their business dreams a reality.” 

The 30-hour, 10-week FastTrac NewVenture course will be offered Tuesday evenings beginning September 13, 2016 at FCC. The course will be facilitated by Brett Kraimer, a successful local entrepreneur and certified Kauffman facilitator. 

“FastTrac courses not only help aspiring and established entrepreneurs uncover answers, they also help participants determine the right questions to ask,” said Michele Markey, Vice President of Kauffman FastTrac. “FastTrac training allows entrepreneurs to save time and money by testing the feasibility of their business concepts before they launch.” 

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