LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As Veteran's Day approaches, thinkThin™, a leader in creating quality, protein-packed food for women has partnered with Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE), to launch a new entrepreneurship training program, V-WISE IGNITE to support women veterans and military spouses to achieve their goal of starting a business. The event will take place on Friday, November 18 in Savannah, GA and will feature a robust team of expert instructors, successful veteran entrepreneurs, and access to a nutritional curriculum developed by thinkThin.
As a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management, V-WISE helps women veterans and female military spouses/partners by providing them with the tools to become successful entrepreneurs. Since V-WISE's inception more than 6 years ago, graduates from the V-WISE program have generated more than $41 million in sales, and of businesses run by V-WISE graduates, more than 93 percent are still active today, each business employing an average of 4-5 people.
"While our traditional conferences typically take place over multiple days, our inaugural one-day V-WISE IGNITE event in Savannah was forged from a desire to assist female veterans and military spouses earlier in the process and help them take that first step in achieving the dream of launching a new business. Our goal is to introduce small business ownership to women veterans and military spouses as a 'vocational' path forward to take an important step toward realizing their own freedom – economic freedom – through entrepreneurship," said Tina Kapral, Senior Director, Education and Training.
Along with sponsoring multiple conferences throughout the year, thinkThin® has developed a nutritional curriculum designed with the active lifestyles of female veterans in mind and will utilize its resources to amplify the organization's message and share stories of inspiration and triumph.
"With Veteran's Day and Women's Entrepreneurship Day both in November, we can think of no better way to demonstrate our commitment to fueling women's protein needs and passion, than by assisting in bringing V-WISE's inaugural IGNITE event to life," said Michele Kessler, CEO of thinkThin™.
About thinkThin® LLC
Since launching in 1999, thinkThin® LLC has been committed to making food that is as nutritious as it is delicious. From High Protein Bars that are certified gluten-free to Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal made from non-GMO ingredients, thinkThin® believes in using high quality ingredients that provide a good source of protein. thinkThin® has been recognized by media industry leaders such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Forbes, as well as Entrepreneur Magazine, which named thinkThin® as one of the most innovative consumer brands. For more information, please visit www.thinkproducts.com.
V-WISE is operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), provides the tools women veterans, active duty and female spouses/life partners need to become successful entrepreneurs. V-WISE enables women veterans/spouses to find their passion and learn business-savvy skills to turn ideas or businesses into growth ventures. A three-phase program, V-WISE is offered to 200 participants per session, and includes two tracks of training; a growth track for participants already in business, and a start-up track, focused on potential entrepreneurs. Courses include business planning, marketing, accounting/finance, operations/production, human resources and work-life balance. Ongoing support and mentorship is delivered online and through a robust, comprehensive network of mentors and partners.
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