Baylor Administrator to Attend Fastrac Retreat

June 25, 1999

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas -- Mary Abrahams, program coordinator of the Premier FastTrac Entrepreneurial Training Program at Baylor University, has been invited to attend a FastTrac Associates' Retreat at St. Thomas University in Minneapolis, Minn., on July 26-27.

Only representatives from FastTrac's top 30 sites have been invited to attend the program. Says Abrahams, "FastTrac is gathering its key administrators to share successes, discuss concerns, catch up on the latest from FastTrac headquarters, and plan for FY2000. We are very excited to receive this invitation and to be included among the top 30 sites in the organization."

Officials at St. Thomas University's Small Business Development Center and the FastTrac administrator for Minneapolis, Gregg Schneider, are co-hosting this event, which is being sponsored by the Entrepreneurial Education Foundation of Denver, Colo.

Baylor's John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship offers two FastTrac programs. Premier FastTrac I is a nine-week course for individuals who are planning to start a new business or whose companies are in the start-up phase. Premier FastTrac II is an 11-week course geared toward entrepreneurs seeking to improve their existing businesses. Hundreds of graduates have completed the FastTrac courses since the program started in 1996. The spring class graduated on April 27 this year. The fall classes will be starting on Sept. 7 with a registration deadline of Aug. 20.

Abrahams says FastTrac currently has more than 100 sites in 36 states and three countries (Australia, Canada, and Sweden). For more information about the FastTrac program, contact Abrahams at 254-710-4159.

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