Venture Highway platform chosen to instruct, empower Caribbean entrepreneurs

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbus, Ohio-based Venture Highway today announced a partnership with CME Consulting Limited of Trinidad and Tobago, to strategically integrate its online entrepreneurial education suite with academic institutions in the Caribbean interested in offering entrepreneurship programs.

Now aspiring entrepreneurs spanning from Jamaica to Trinidad and Tobago will soon learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship using the same platform honed by students and faculty at the Ohio State University and Columbus College of Art and Design.

"There is a growing appetite for entrepreneurial knowledge that isn't confined by borders or culture," said Kevin Gadd, founder and CEO of Venture Highway. "We're eager to share our platform with Caribbean partners and glean insights into entrepreneurial behavior and attitudes outside the U.S."

Last summer, Venture Highway identified entrepreneur conferences in the Caribbean. Outreach to organizers led them to Judith Mark, managing director of CME Consulting Limited, whose company curates entrepreneurship programs for educational institutions.

"Once we reviewed Venture Highway's materials and discussed the opportunities with their team, we recognized the immense potential," Mark said. "The platform provides an entrepreneurial foundation beyond traditional textbooks, logical sequencing of modules, and simplicity of language and flexibility.  We see the Venture Highway platform as current, relevant and cost-effective for this growing market."

Mark anticipates the Venture Highway learning suite being used initially in Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago, the hubs of Caribbean entrepreneurial activity.  She also anticipates a minimum of five institutions using the platform with estimated program enrollment between 1,500 and 2,000 during 2013.

"Our relationship with Ms. Mark is instrumental in our marketing efforts throughout the Caribbean," Gadd said. "Her experience and relationships within higher education and government focusing on entrepreneurship are tremendous assets."

Gadd also believes this opportunity further validates Venture Highway's online platform and curriculum.

"We believe our product is ideally suited for international markets that have relied on outdated materials," Gadd said. "Now we have the opportunity to prove it."

About Venture Highway

Venture Highway offers an integrated learning suite designed to elevate the entrepreneurial education classroom experience. The suite enables higher education faculty the ability to customize an online curriculum to meet their needs while tapping into a vast portal of entrepreneurial resources. Venture Highway also features a complementary online resource center to guide the aspiring entrepreneur.

Learn more about Venture Highway at www.venturehighway.com or (614) 562-7324.

SOURCE Venture Highway



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