VetLaunch, the New Orleans non-profit and business incubator for veterans transitioning into civilian life, has opened applications for its fall 2015 program.
The organization provides a business accelerator program for entrepreneurs focused on building scalable and fundable businesses through on-site training, employee assistance, financial literacy and management and transition seminars.
VetLaunch will host a kickoff gala on July 19th to celebrate its second entrepreneurial season at the WWII Museum’s Boeing Freedom Pavilion. The gala will benefit several veteran-focused causes, and will include a screening of the documentary MURPH: The Protector followed by a Q&A session with the director.
“VetLaunch gave me the resources, guidance and motivation I needed to take my passion for music and transform it from a hobby to a career,” says Jeff Widenhofer, graduate of VetLaunch’s inaugural accelerator program and musical producer of the documentary. “This event is special, not just because of the commemoration of a great hero, but also because I can do a small part in giving back to an organization that has helped me grow my business and excel in my career.”
Founder Robert Armbruster said he started the program because he truly wanted to help veterans, like himself, transition from military to civilian life. “Resources and information are limited when service members are in this transitional phase, so VetLaunch fills the void by providing on-site training, employee assistance, financial literacy and management and transition seminars.”
Veterans interested in learning more about the fall program can find out information here.
Tickets to the gala can be purchased online here.