Meet the amazing organizations we’ve partnered with to grow our impact on the military community
Re4ormed, LLC is a service-disabled veteran-owned business based in Annapolis, Maryland that serves the ecosystem of veteran-owned and military-spouse-owned businesses.
Our vision is to create a nationwide enterprise that connects veteran-owned and military-spouse-owned businesses, corporate partners, and municipalities to deliver mutual support, development assistance, and affordable, core tools to those entrepreneurs, enabling them to succeed.
We’ve teamed up with Re4ormed to offer a special discount to members of their community. Learn more at their website: Re4ormed.com
The Veterans Chamber of Commerce establishes partnerships of collaboration with community leaders and community organizations to design, develop and implement programs that support Veterans and Military Families.
In December 2020, we are launching a course in partnership with VCC called Business in a Box, to help military entrepreneurs launch their new business in just 30 days! Check out more details here or visit their website at VCCSD.org.
Meritorious is the only national network exclusive to military Veterans and military spouses in senior level positions, with private member portal, networking events and professional development. The all-in-one online portal features a member directory, Startup Hub, Mentor Connect, groups and forums, career opportunities and more. The Startup Hub connects entrepreneurs with advisors, investors and potential partners, while showcasing their businesses, fundraising goals, and current projects. Members can harness their military turned civilian leadership in support of transitioning Veterans and their spouses via Mentor Connect, a robust virtual group with search capabilities, forum and monthly meetups.
Meritorious events range from virtual peer-to-peer networking huddles and executive coaching workshops, to presentations on corporate social responsibility and the US economy, to larger, inspirational TEDx style talks. Unique to Meritorious, members can request to host events as a resource to their fellow Veterans, while growing their brands. They can also join Meritorious Working Committees (MWC) to collaborate and move the needle on issues affecting military transition, employment, mental health, homelessness, wounded warriors and women Veterans. Members pay annual dues, while transitioning Veterans and military spouses, and early stage entrepreneurs, can opt for a Freemium membership to gain limited access to the portal.
Meritorious was co-founded by Katherine Kostreva, current national Director of Development and Marketing for PsychArmor Institute, and Ryan Loya, a US Marine Corps Veteran, and fractional CEO for startups at Columbia Technology Ventures. During Ryan’s transition out of the military, the duo witnessed shortcomings with the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program (TAP). They subsequently co-authored a 32 page legislative proposal, and lobbied to reform TAP, which was later sponsored by Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE-02). Key mandates are law in NDAA 2019, including the requirement that TAP be completed 365 days prior to End of Active Service, and program impact be measured, consolidated and delivered to Congress annually.
Visit their website at Meritorious.us.