Inc. Military Entrepreneurs Program
REGISTER HERE for the Inc. Military Entrepreneurs Program
Are you a military veteran or military spouse with your own business in the Phoenix, Arizona area? Are you an active duty service member with a business plan - ready to enter entrepreneurship when you get out? Inc. magazine is providing a special three-hour mentoring session with Inc. 500|5000 CEO's at its annual conference in Phoenix on October 3. If you are a military entrepreneur, or know a military spouse or veteran, apply today! Space is still available.
Inc. launched the Military Entrepreneur’s Program to educate, mentor, and inform service members and their families about entrepreneurship. The Inc. Military Entrepreneurs Program will continue efforts after a successful inaugural year in 2011, with the 2nd annual Military Entrepreneur Mentoring Fail at the 2012 Inc 500|5000 Conference and Awards Gala in Phoenix, AZ. The Military Entrepreneurs will meet with Inc. 5000 CEOs to get personalized advice on their business model and personal goals. Join the Inc. Military Entrepreneurs community by applying to attend the mentoring fair. A special delegation of entrepreneurs will be selected to stay for their entire conference to learn and network with the country’s leading business men and women.
Inc. Military Entrepreneurs Mentoring Fair Agenda
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, Arizona
11:30 a.m. Registration and Networking Lunch
12:30 p.m. Welcome Address
Speaker: Eric Schurenberg, Editor, Inc.
Speaker: Simon Sineck, author, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
1:00 p.m. Mentoring Session #1:
Military entrepreneur mentees meet with their first CEO mentor one-on-one
- CEO will provide insight into how they started their company and the challenges faced
- Military entrepreneur will discuss current business or business plan. The CEO will then provide insight for a growth/start-up strategy (ie, finances, supply chain, staffing etc.)
- CEOs will help Military entrepreneur craft specific action items for his or her business.
1:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:15 p.m. Keynote Address:
Street Smarts: A crash course in being the boss
Speaker: Norm Brodsky, founder, CitiStorage; partner, Black Gold Suites; Inc. columnist
Norm Brodsky is the quintessential serial entrepreneur (little known fact: he is also a veteran). From launching and growing several successful businesses --- with one being sold for over $100 million --- to co-authoring the best-selling book, The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up and penning a monthly column in Inc. magazine, Brodsky is one of the most sought after business-advice experts in the country. During this candid conversation with this one-of-a-kind veteran entrepreneur, Norm Brodsky will offer us an inside look into his journey, share his philosophies on business, leadership, and growth, and tell us what it takes to really get the job done. Come with your questions and ready to take notes, because there’s no limit to what Brodsky will cover in helping you start your business or take it to the next level.
2:45 p.m. Mentoring Session #2:
Military entrepreneur mentees meet with their second CEO mentor one-on-one