THE PROJECT 

22

KILL THEMSELVES EVERY DAY DUE TO PTSD AND LACK OF SELF WORTH

21,300,000

VETERANS IN THE UNITED STATES

495,000

VETERANS ARE UNEMPLOYED

It's time to put an end to the suicide rate amoung our heroes who have served. It's time to do something more rather than just talk about it. We know our veterans are smart. We know they have dreams. We know they want to be a contributing apart of society. For this reason we started vets4venture. To restore hope for our vetrans that give us hope and freedom. It's time to change the statistics. It's time to honor our veterans the right way. If you are a veteran that would love to start your own venture but do not have the financial means to do so, please contact us. We would love to help you.

THE HARD TRUTH

4,300,000

VETERANSHAVE SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITES

300,000

VETERANS ARE HOMELESS ANY GIVEN DAY

 22 Veteran's A Day

 Commit Suicide

 Due To PTSD 

 And Lack Of Self Worth

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STOP THE SUICIDE, START A BUSINESS

 

We aim to stop the 22 Suicides a day by restoring hope in our veterans with means of helping them start a business or help grow an already established Veteran Owned Business.

Our veteran's give up their freedom so that they can protect ours, but when they are done serving or get discharged for medical reasons due to their service, they find themselves out of work and unable to support their families. Many veteran's come back form overseas injured or with PTSD. They didn't plan for this to happen but it did.

When our veteran's come home to seek employment they are not greeted fairly because business' think they are broken or that they cannot adapt to civilian life. This type of thinking is what contributes to the 22 lives lost everyday. A lack of a job or routine for veterans with PTSD is toxic to their health. But just because the civilian sector is ill informed about PTSD and the diffrent kinds, they are likely to treat all veterans coming back from war as if they all have PTSD and that they are a ticking time bomb waiting to go off. It's this kind of disparagement that leads our veterans to suicide. When they no longer feel wanted, or appreciated, they feel they are worthless and have no reason to go on with their life.

We vow to stop this disparity by funding Veteran business'. This is not a loan, this is not an agency to help find veterans funding. We are the funding and we will donate the funds generated to our veterans who are looking to start their business. On top of being able to give money in support of their venture, we also can help with guidance through our succesfull business partners who are willing to listen and to help our veterans succeed.

After all, they helped us stay safe. Isn't it time we help them?

 

THE PROJECT

 TRAITS THAT VETERAN ENTREPRENEURS HAVE OVER CIVILIANS

  • Early leadership training: The armed services teach leadership to all recruits – and provide experiences needed to practice what they’ve learned.

  • Leadership growth: Many are eager to continue being leaders even after they leave the service.

  • Working with teams: Whether on the battlefield or in strategic planning, veterans are surrounded by teammates, which serves them well when running a business.

  • Focus and execution: “American soldiers get more done by 9 a.m. than most people do in a day,” touts a NaVOBA flyer that urges people to “Buy Veteran.” With this work ethic, it’s no wonder they make great entrepreneurs. 

  • Progress after a failure: “The military’s culture has adapted to support the development of leaders well-suited for entrepreneurship by teaching how to plan for failure, how to seek knowledge from direct reports, and how to learn iteratively as a group. The military delegates significant authority to junior leaders who are expected (and encouraged) to fail during the early stages of their careers,” writes veteran entrepreneur Blake Hall in an article on veteran entrepreneurs. “A 22-year-old responsible for leading 46 men and tens of millions of dollars of equipment is going to screw up. He/she is also going to develop much faster as a leader relative to peers.”

  • Knowledge seekers: Veterans are good at seeking knowledge from subordinates and learning iteratively. They review what did and didn’t work after every exercise – something that serves startups well.

  • True doers: Many vets who joined the military after 9/11 were driven, unafraid, and determined to directly confront the biggest challenges of the era. Having elected to shoulder the responsibilities themselves rather than watch or comment from a safe distance, they are the “true doers” of this generation.

  • Best practices: Today’s service men and women are smarter, better trained, equipped, and prepared than at any time in the nation’s history – especially those coming out of the military academies. http://www.forbes.com/sites/mariannehudson/2014/11/05/the-right-stuff-veterans-are-building-great-companies/#10a72750e772