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Marco Fiallo '11Marco Fiallo '11

Alumnus chosen for national entrepreneurship program

Recent Willamette University graduate Marco Fiallo ’11 has earned a prestigious opportunity that will help him sharpen his skills in entrepreneurship.

Fiallo has been accepted to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, a program that offers cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service.

The bootcamp includes a nine-day residency at one of seven universities — Fiallo has chosen the University of Connecticut School of Business — as well as a curriculum to help participants develop their own business concepts and ongoing technical assistance from faculty experts at the partnering universities.

Fiallo, who majored in Spanish, served in the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan before coming to Willamette. He plans to use his bootcamp experience to help with the launch of a social entrepreneurship: a hostel in Ecuador that educates tourists while supporting the surrounding community through programs like mini-grants or micro-credit lending.

As a freshman, Fiallo also earned a national Kemper Scholarship, which provides scholarships and internships to students interested in the management and business fields.

More about Fiallo

www.willamette.edu/admission/explore/iam/graduates/marco_fiallo

www.willamette.edu/dept/saga/national/scholars/2008/profiles/fiallo.html

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