In 2011, Inc. Magazine launched the Military Entrepreneurs Program to educate and mentor service members and their families about entrepreneurship. The program helps veterans, service members and their families start, grow and run their own businesses through mentoring, education, networking, resources and information provided through Inc.’s special events and business conferences. Please follow #incvets on twitter.
The Program hosts a Mentor Fair at the annual Inc. 5000 conference that provides mentoring by a wide and diverse group of CEOs on the Inc. 5000 list. The CEOs offer business insights, answer questions and provide feedback to active duty, veteran service members, and their spouses.
New this year are two phases to the program: FIRST WAVE: for those participants who are at the start-up level and new to the world of business ownership and BREAKTHROUGH: for those participants who have been in business for at least one year.
The Program also hosts 30 military entrepreneurs as Special Delegates to the Inc. 5000 Conference & GrowCo, with full access to the conferences, educational sessions, keynote speakers, networking opportunities and special events. A special feature is paired mentoring with Inc. 5000 CEOs.
Other highlights include a Special Delegation with mentorship at GrowCo & Inc. 5000; VIP attendance at the CNBC & Inc ICONIC Tours; webinars; and the hands-on Boots on the Ground Entrepreneur Tour regional event series. Limited to 25 participants at each regional event, this day-long program will include both formal and informal sessions with Inc. 5000 CEOs. Look for more details soon.
March: Inc. Military Entrepreneur Webinar
March: Boots on the Ground Entrepreneur Tour, New York, New York
April 5: ICONIC Conference presented by Inc. and CNBC , Seattle, Washington
May 17 – 19: GrowCo, Las Vegas, Nevada
June: Inc. Military Entrepreneur Webinar
June: Boots on the Ground Entrepreneur Tour, San Francisco, California
July: ICONIC Conference presented by Inc. and CNBC Denver, Colorado
September: ICONIC Conference presented by Inc. and CNBC, Boston, MA
September: Boots on the Ground Entrepreneur Tour, Boston
October 17: Inc. Military Entrepreneur Mentoring Fair, San Antonio, Texas
October 17 - 19: Inc. 5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony, San Antonio, Texas
November: Inc. Military Entrepreneur Webinar
December: Boots on the Ground Entrepreneur Tour, West Coast
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