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Warrior University, Powered by GVSU, Announces Virtual Entrepreneurship Program for Military Community

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Warrior Rising's Warrior University, in partnership with Grand Valley State University (GVSU), proudly unveils its latest initiative, the Warrior University Entrepreneurship Program, designed exclusively for military personnel, veterans, and their families. This comprehensive eight-week virtual event, commencing on June 3rd and concluding on July 22nd, promises to equip participants with the skills, resources, and mentorship necessary to launch successful businesses.

The Warrior University Entrepreneurship Program offers a structured curriculum delivered through virtual classes every Monday from 6 to 9 p.m., ensuring accessibility for individuals regardless of location or schedule constraints. Participants will delve into business planning, marketing strategies, financial management, and more, led by industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs.

Upon successfully completing the program, participants will have the exclusive opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a chance to win up to $100,000 in cash prizes. Additionally, winners will receive invaluable support from a dedicated Warrior Rising mentor for six months, guiding them through the early stages of business development. As a bonus, each winning participant will receive a new laptop to further support their entrepreneurial endeavors.

"We are thrilled to launch the Warrior University Entrepreneurship Program in collaboration with GVSU," said Jason VanCamp, founder of Warrior Rising and veteran Green Beret Commander at Warrior Rising. "Our mission is to empower members of the military community and their families to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations confidently. Through this program, we aim to provide education, tangible support, and resources to help turn their business dreams into reality."

The program is open exclusively to military personnel, veterans, and spouses or children of individuals within these categories. Warrior University and GVSU are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where participants can thrive and succeed.

Spaces in the Warrior University Entrepreneurship Program are limited, with slots available for up to 20 businesses to pitch. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply early to secure their spot in this transformative program. The pitch event will take place in Detroit on September 20-21st, and in-person attendance is required. Expenses for participants will be covered. Non-winners will receive continued support, a laptop, and a grant.

For more information about the Warrior University Entrepreneurship Program and to apply, please visit If you have any questions, you can contact Theresa Irving, Deputy Director of Programming at Warrior Rising at