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Fairfield University, the Town of Fairfield and Kleban Properties

Ken Kleban, Donald Gibson, Mark Barnhart

Fairfield University Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise (FAME) is a new business incubator for entrepreneurs of all ages and will foster both state and local economic growth by offering up and coming innovators all the necessary tools and support they need; from guidance to funding to prime downtown office space, allowing each an opportunity to turn their ideas into realities.

Following its exciting launch, FAME introduced its first 3 client entrepreneurs who were chosen by a review board in a competitive selection process. The lucky chosen will be provided with shared office space courtesy of Kleban Properties, access to mentors and services by Fairfield Universities Dolan School of Business, the School of Engineering faculty and the local business community, discounted graphic artist and legal services, technology resources, workshops and access to potential startup funding. Fairfield’s robust business community provides a key component as well: providing educational workshops and programs to help ideation, valuation and competitive analysis.

“Small business is the heart of the American dream and this accelerator will give innovators in Ct, a place to come to propel their business to the next level,” said Albert Kleban, President of Kleban Properties. “Kleban Properties is proud to partner in this endeavor. With the help of sponsors and  investors this enterprise will offer support, guidance and funding to those that will create a future business here in Fairfield.”

Entrepreneurs from the community who have a business plan they would like to develop are encouraged to apply, innovative ideas will be fortified through networking, support services and learning. Applications are available for adults and students and are not limited only to technology businesses. This new enterprise is also seeking investors and sponsors. For application and sponsorship info please email info@ameffld.com. To simply apply online, please visit www.fairfield.edu/fame.

This incubators goal is to help idea makers become successful entrepreneurs and business owners!

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