Following World War II, the U.S. witnessed a surge in businesses started by veterans, and today, veteran entrepreneurship continues to impact the American economy. Veterans are uniquely positioned to excel in business ownership and encouraged to apply for a free entrepreneurship training program aimed at developing business ideas and refining early-stage businesses.
STRIVE: Startup Training Resources Inspiring Veteran Entrepreneurship, is an eight-week cohort led by faculty members in the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University. STRIVE is open to all veterans, Reserve and National Guard members and their spouses. Participants will engage in online learning, meet one evening per week and be connected with mentors. STRIVE students will receive personalized instruction and assistance relevant to the growth of each business concept.