Participants experience active classroom instruction, independent study, weekly field trips, guest presentations, skill-building exercises, and enhanced learning as a part of a series of diversified training modules.
Following the 15-week intensive, participants will be guided through a 10-week incubator program culminating in a presentation to potential investors. You will be challenged to conduct self-assessments related to leadership and management; public speaking and presentation skills; cultural language development; strategic planning; and a go-to-market strategy based on the Strategic Cultural Agility Narrative – SCAN™ developed by Wakeen & Company.
Year Mentorship Program
Develop a viable business model ready to launch upon completion of the program including guidance on financing, marketing, strategic planning and hiring to support your vision.
Each participant receives a laptop loaded with Microsoft Office installed. You can elect to test for and receive a certification in Microsoft Excel as there is extensive training provided through the program.
VIE will work with participants to help find solutions for financial commitments in completing the program. First, VIE has applied for approval for eligible participants to use Veteran Education Benefits and other forms of financial aid such as scholarships, grants, and loans. Pending necessary approvals, most participants have very few out-of-pocket costs. Our administrators will help determine if you qualify for educational benefits.