NEW PROGRAM in response to the current economic needs of veteran and military spouse business owners!

About The Program

Hosted by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of Florida State University’s College of Business, R.I.S.E. – Resilience. Innovate. Sustain. Evaluate. – is a virtual, bootcamp-style program focused on sustainability and tackles head-on topics such as the financial, operational, strategic planning, and communication challenges small businesses are currently facing.

Over the course of six weeks, participants will walk away with the tools and training needed to pivot and grow their business during challenging times. Topics include redetermining your company’s business model, content ideation, rebranding for reopening, determining a sustainable growth rate, strategic assessment and more.

RISE Program Schedule

Date Activity  
August 11, 2020 Applications Open
August 18, 2020 R.I.S.E. Preview Webinar #1 Replay
August 25, 2020 R.I.S.E. Preview Webinar #2 Replay
September 9, 2020 Applications Close
September 14 – October 23 R.I.S.E. Program


  • One year in business
  • Military family member (first degree) or veteran owned or operated business
  • Company is in a position where it needs to expand, pivot or contract
  • Honorable Discharge


Six weeks – September 14, 2020 – October 23, 2020





This program is offered at no cost to the participant.


Lindsey Boomer
Manager of National Programs
Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
Email: lboomer@jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-7896


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