GBI Emerald Veteran Business Summit & eSports Accelerator

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GBI Emerald Veteran Business Summit & eSports Accelerator

With 1.3 million Veterans returning from active duty back into civilian society, it is essential to create a local framework that supports Veterans in earning careers and starting businesses. We believe that successful communities are built through the entrepreneurial spirit and that spirit is developed utilizing a solid blend of collaborative partners, comprising business, government, academia and philanthropy…Today, we incorporate you, our military Veterans, as a key factor in rebuilding the American Dream. GBI Emerald Veterans will host the Minnesota Veterans Business Workshop and business accelerator event January 9th, 2020 from 10am – 3pm. The summit and eSports accelerator event will be hosted at Monticello City Hall & Community Center 505 Walnut St Monticello MN 55362.

Seating is limited. Business Summit & Workshop 10am - 1pm Business Accelerator 2pm -3pm Opening remarks - Ret. Gen. Arnold Gordon-Bray Featured Speakers: Tim Burley - Legion Commander Dr. Paul Ruffin, IS CISSP Reginald Grant, MSEd Topics include: Capitalizing on Military to Civilian Transition for community and economic development Successful transitions from military to civilian life Technology and Sales Strategies Government Contracting—Fed, State, Prime, Sub Contract SBIR / STTR Research Grants Small Business Strategies Small Business Opportunities The eSports Business Accelerator provides a platform where innovators and companies connect with investors and strategic partners. Entrepreneurs, innovators, and developing businesses pitch their business plan to potential investors live and online in real time.
Video is shared post-event through multiple investor networks.Up to eight plans are selected for the esiPitch. Audience seating is available and all workshop attendees are welcome. The "Pitch" segment offers  selected companies the opportunity to present their business to potential investors and partners. Registration to "Pitch" your business is free and can be done online at

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