Transitioning from the military into civilian life can be pretty tough. We know that, given the right resources and tools, these hard-working, problem-solving, and inventive men and women can make great entrepreneurs!
The B.R.A.V.E. Program stands for Building Resilient Agile Veteran Entrepreneurs, and it equips, inspires, and educates aspiring veteran entrepreneurs with classes, workshops, and one-on-one consultations. Veterans can receive personal and business credit coaching, strategic planning help, and so much more.
The Edge provides the following services to veterans and immediate family members of veterans free of charge or through scholarships:
Phase I | BRAVE Orientation (Free for veterans and veteran family members)
This two-day, 16-hour workshop is open to current and former military members and their families. This initial workshop will cover the basics of getting a business started and will serve as a primer for business plan development.
Phase II | Plan for Profit Course (Scholarships)
Veterans will have the chance to pitch their business and the work completed in Phase I. Those with a cogent, clear, concise, and compelling pitch will move forward to dig in deeper through the Plan for Profit 12-week business plan development course. At the end of the course, participants will again pitch their businesses.
Phase III | A Year of Services
- Veterans’ mixers and social events
- Free business consultation
- Veteran business mentors
- Free workshops/networking
- Veteran contracting
- Pitch competition