VetLaunch is a non-profit organization devoted to providing resources to veterans that will help them effectively make the change from military to civilian life. Earlier this month, the organization launched a brand new initiative, the VetLaunch Accelerator designed specifically for veterans, launched in partnership with The Idea Village.
The nine week accelerator program will cover topics such as how to startup a business, choose a legal structure, decipher account requirements, marketing, social media, and raising capital. The New Orleans-based program is currently seeking applicants to join the accelerator, which will culminate at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week this upcoming March.
Qualified entrepreneurs can apply at www.vetlaunch.org until 11:59pm CT on Thursday, December 4, 2014.
Each of the selected veterans will have access to mentors that have previously been in their same position, and then successfully launched a business.
“My military experience taught me the fundamentals necessary to build a successful business,” said Robert Armbruster, Retired United States Marine Corps Captain and Founder of VetLaunch. “Thanks to the support from The Idea Village, the VetLaunch Accelerator will help other veterans learn how to leverage their military backgrounds to launch and scale viable ventures.”
VetLaunch Accelerator will officially kick off on January 12th, 2015. At the end of the program, participants will pitch their ventures to a panel of business experts for seed capital and free office space at the Land Zone, a collaborative workspace opening in January.