Warrior University

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Empowering Vetrepreneurs Across the Nation

Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Potential

Warrior University, in collaboration with Grand Valley State University (GVSU), is dedicated to empowering veterans and their spouses to thrive as business owners. Our eight-week virtual course is meticulously designed to address the unique challenges and leverage the distinctive strengths of veteran entrepreneurs, or "vetrepreneurs." This program offers a unique blend of comprehensive education and tailored resources, ensuring our participants are well-equipped to navigate the entrepreneurial landscape with confidence and competence.

Why Choose Warrior University?

Transforming Veterans into Successful Vetrepreneurs

Warrior University, in collaboration with Grand Valley State University (GVSU), is proud to bring the powerful work of Warrior Rising to our community. This partnership combines the innovative entrepreneurial education and community engagement of GVSU with the impactful veteran support programs of Warrior Rising.

About Warrior Rising

Founded in 2015, Warrior Rising is a non-profit organization created by veterans for veterans. Its mission is clear: transform veterans into vetrepreneurs. Through strategic business partnerships and a vast network of young professionals and successful entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, Warrior Rising provides veterans with the tools, mentorship, and opportunities they need to succeed.

Our Impact

Since its inception, Warrior Rising has evolved from a regional initiative into a national powerhouse renowned for its sophisticated programs and expansive outreach. Utilizing remote learning, a network of dedicated mentors and coaches, and generous grants, Warrior Rising is on track to create 100 veteran-owned million-dollar businesses by 2024. The team at Warrior Rising listens to veterans and delivers exactly what they need, ensuring they have the opportunity to achieve long-term success, not just one good day but one good life.

Comprehensive Curriculum: Our curriculum emphasizes practical business knowledge, leadership development, and strategic planning. Participants learn from seasoned business experts and successful vetrepreneurs who provide invaluable insights and mentorship. Topics include business plan development, financial management, marketing strategies, and legal considerations, all tailored to veteran-owned businesses' specific needs and circumstances.

Supportive Community: Beyond the extensive educational framework, Warrior University fosters a supportive and collaborative community. Our participants join a network of like-minded individuals who share similar goals and challenges, creating an environment where they can exchange ideas, support each other, and build lasting connections.

Program Highlights:

  • Expert Instruction: Learn from successful veteran business owners and industry leaders.
  • Flexible Learning: Attend live sessions or access recordings at your convenience.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow veterans and business professionals.
  • Exclusive Access: Limited virtual-live seats for Michigan residents, with on-demand access for participants nationwide.

Empowering Education Through CEI: Warrior University is further strengthened by its partnership with The Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) in the Seidman College of Business at GVSU. CEI is dedicated to developing best practices in entrepreneurship education and community engagement that enhance and impact the creation of new ventures and opportunities. This collaboration ensures that Warrior University participants receive cutting-edge entrepreneurial education and access to a network of resources and support essential for launching and growing successful businesses.

Eligibility and Enrollment: To join our upcoming cohort starting June 3rd, you must first complete Warrior Academy®. There's still time to complete that course—click the link to enroll and get started! After completing Warrior Academy, all registered veterans and spouses can participate on-demand, with 100 virtual-live seats available for students in Michigan.

A Path to Success: By the end of the program, our vetrepreneurs are not only equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary for business success but also empowered with the confidence to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality. Warrior University and Grand Valley State University are committed to ensuring that the brave men and women who have served our nation are given every opportunity to succeed in their post-military careers.

Don't Miss Out! Enrollment is open now. Secure your spot and start your journey to business success with Warrior University - Powered by GVSU.

For More Information and to Register: Visit Warrior University.

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