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Entrepreneurship Portfolio: Ideation

Looking to start your entrepreneurship journey but not sure where to begin? Have the idea formulating in your head but don’t know how to turn that idea into a business. Welcome to the Ideation portion of our Entrepreneurship portfolio. We have tailored the below programs for people like you who are just getting started.

Would you like guidance to identify the best program and resource for your business needs? We can help!


Boots to Business

For those interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities.

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Introduction to entrepreneurship available to women who are just beginning to explore the opportunity of small business.

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The Startup Training Resources to Inspire Veteran Entrepreneurship (STRIVE) program is part of a landmark initiative that transforms veterans and military family members into entrepreneurs.

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A virtual training program designed for veterans, military spouses & transitioning service members to test their early business idea and develop a basic set of skills and competencies.

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onward to opportunity graduate

“Perhaps not a quote, but a general philosophy: for each military assignment you had to walk into a new role, new environment, take on new challenges and reach new summits. Transitioning to the civilian world is no different. Use your hard-earned skills of research, reconnaissance and observation and be willing to learn from those around you and change your approaches to getting what you want and need for you and your family post-military. Colleagues that were inflexible and unwilling to understand and adapt to the civilian world (which is a lot bigger than the military microcosm) were not as successful. The longer you’re not successful, the harder it becomes…sometimes ending up in a vicious circle.”

Military Installation: Fort Carson
Sec+ Graduate
Defense Senior Project Manager, GPS Source, Since September 2018

Bryan Trinkle

Lt. Col., US Air Force