Heropreneurs is to launch a military into technology business programme – the first time the combination has been launched in the UK.
To kick off the programme we’ve combined forces with Google to offer a free half day workshop for ex-military looking to launch a tech startup.
Richard Morris, the founder and managing director of Heropreneurs said:
‘The Armed Forces is incredibly good at problem solving. People are trained to never accept barriers and always try and solve an issue, no matter how difficult it is.
‘This makes them strong in technology so the specific platform we’re promoting is ideal for ex military entrepreneurs to launch a business in. We’re also seeing a trend happening with the entrepreneurs coming through our scheme, a lot of the businesses we advise, guide and support are rooted in technology. It is indicative of the military’s culture and expertise.
‘The larger mission for us is to bring together people within the tech industry and the Armed Forces Community and start building relationships. The current generation has had more exposure to technology than any other.
‘Those leaving the forces have leadership and problem solving skills and discipline but they also have a great understanding of social media, mobile technologies and more. We need to help address skills gaps and inspire people to follow an entrepreneurial path and create their own start-up.
‘ I’m delighted that Google have come on board and are keen to pass on their vast knowledge so we can develop a knowledge base with ex-mil entrepreneurs around the world sharing their business journeys, and developing the links between them and British Armed Forces entrepreneurs.
‘This connection is especially important for us as we roll out our business toolkit (structured mentoring, practical expert business advice, workshops, entrepreneurial panels) in various parts of the country in time for the thousands who have been made redundant or face redundancy.’
Mr Morris added that the Google workshop and the beginning of the Military into Technology (MinT) programme will be at Google Campus on March 5th and will run from 1400 to 1800. The itinerary for the workshop will include:
Case studies of ex-mil who have bootstrapped their startup
The bookings page for the Google workshop can be found here
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