UCF Business Incubation Program Appoints Rebecca Hertz Program Coordinator for its Veteran’s Program

ORLANDO, Fla.   The University of Central Florida Business Incubator, which recently was named a Network Partner in the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program,  has appointed Rebecca Hertz as Program Coordinator for the program aimed at helping veterans starting their own businesses.

Hertz is a graduate of Florida State University with dual degrees in Editing/Writing/Media and Political Science. She also earned a project management certification from FSU and attended a publishing course at Oxford University. Her professional experience has been in technical writing, event management, marketing, communications and educational design.

In her new role Hertz will support the planning and execution of the entrepreneurship training events for the veterans and develop marketing initiatives aimed at recruiting and increasing awareness of the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, said Gordon Hogan, Director of the UCF Business Incubation Program.

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For more information contact:

Gordon Hogan, Director, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-882-1577, gordon.hogan@ucf.edu;

Rafael Caamano, Associate Director UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-278-4880 Rafael.caamano@ucf.edu   

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 or LvershelCo@aol.com 

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises.   Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program.   For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu