Warrior Rising is focused on YOU - the individual vetrepreneur. We start by helping veterans and their immediate family members identify their needs at a given stage in their business development. This means that you could have an idea on the back of a napkin, a desire to start a franchise or buy an existing business, or you already have a business and you are simply stuck. No matter what stage in the business lifecycle you are in, Warrior Rising is here to help you help yourself.
Warrior Rising is a one-stop shop for business. We provide education, training, coaching, mentorship, potential access to clients & investors, and funding opportunities. Above all, we provide you the opportunity to find your purpose again post-military service. We do this at absolutely no cost to the participant. In other words, everything we provide our veterans and immediate family members is FREE. We ensure that you are not walking the path to business alone or in the dark.
Step One: Automated Intake
The first thing you must do is apply. Please watch the Intake video here and complete the application. We need to ensure that you are who you say you are. Our application process is a low-barrier, seamless experience that can be completed in 15 minutes.
Step Two: Warrior Academy
Our proprietary instruction builds on your military training and experience. The Warrior Academy translates the military decision making process into a business model. The video modules and narratives are self-paced, with homework assignments to enforce the lesson learned. Your success depends on your commitment to taking the veteran organization's instruction seriously and staying with it to the end. The Warrior Academy is not an easy course... and that's intentional.
Step Three: Monthly Coaching and Mentoring Sessions
To provide increased opportunities for business success, you’ll have access to one coaching and one mentoring session each month. The coaching sessions are live virtual calls that are held on the first Wednesday of each month. During these sessions, our coaches are prepared to answer your personal business questions as well as any questions you have about the Warrior Academy. (Think Q&A and customer service)
Our mentoring sessions are live virtual calls held on the third Wednesday of each month. Each mentoring session begins with a keynote speaker followed by breakout rooms with our mentors. Each individual breakout room has a specific business topic and is taught by a mentor who is an expert in that particular field. (Think MBA classes taught by professors)
Both the coaching and mentoring sessions run for 60 minutes and allow an opportunity to exchange LinkedIn information with others to continue the interaction.
Step Four: VETtoCEO
Once you complete the Warrior Academy, we give you immediate access to our advanced (or Master's) program, VETtoCEO. You'll join a group of fellow qualified veterans and Active, Guard, and Reserve military who are either exploring entrepreneurship as a career path choice or already have active small businesses and want to learn more. The program is a nine-week virtual live online call that you can attend from anywhere. The VETtoCEO sessions are also recorded, so if you are unable to attend the live calls, you will still be able to access the content on recorded video. Completion of both the Warrior Academy and the VETtoCEO advanced program are required to apply for a Business Shower.
Step Five: Business Shower
Similar to a bridal shower or a baby shower, a Business Shower is an opportunity for Warrior Rising and our partners to shower our vetrepreneurs with everything they could possibly need to succeed in business. This means that we provide grants, access to clients and investors, custom business suits, laptop computers, custom built websites, search engine optimization, headshots, and professionally created marketing videos. We also ensure that you leave the business shower with a one-on-one mentor to help you as you move forward with your business.
Here's the thing...you must earn this opportunity. You will be competing with recent Warrior Academy and VETtoCEO graduates for the opportunity to participate in a business shower. Please submit your pitch deck and a short video with your elevator pitch detailing who you are and why you deserve to be selected to participate in a business shower.
Step Six: Warrior Tribe
Warrior Rising's support does not end with the Business Shower event. A key component of continued success is the people you surround yourself with. Show me your network and I will show you your net worth. Warrior Rising will provide you free access to the Warrior Academy and VETtoCEO programs as well as our coaching and mentoring sessions in perpetuity. Warrior Rising will do our absolute best to provide answers to your questions and help you find your purpose again through business ownership.
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Our Process in Action
Warrior Rising introduces veterans to complicated business concepts by applying them to tactics learned throughout their military service. Developed from more than 200 years of elite combat tactics, this process adapts methods learned during high-stakes combat training and applies them to running their own start-up businesses. Not only will this business development curriculum give you a distinct advantage when starting a business, but it will also enable you to compete in today’s highly competitive business environment. Learn how you can transform your military career into a successful business with Warrior Rising.