What is VeteransBizUp?

What is VeteransBizUp?
VeteransBizUp is a one day conference developed to educate and provide services for veterans and military spouses in health/wellness, career, and business. Our mission is to provide positive reinforcement on how to manage life challenges related to transitioning from military to civilian life, and provide resource information that can help them leverage lucrative career or entrepreneurship opportunities. Areas of interests include:

CAREER TRAINING
Military to Civilian Career Transition Strategies * Recruitment and Job Placement
Workforce Development Services

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Veteran-Owned Small Business Development Programs * Government Contracting Opportunities
Business Pitch Competition * Incubator Services

HEALTH/WELLNESS
Health and Wellness Strategies & Mentoring Support Services
Homeless and Suicide Prevention Services * Life Coaching Services

What Information will be provided?
The type of information provided will consist of breakout workshops throughout the day that will give  "how-to instruction", and information needed to be successful.  We partnered with certified professionals and experts who will perform the workshops and give you what you need to know. Each presenter is prepared to provide a number of handouts or resources that you can reference and put into immediate action. Each breakout session will be held in a small intimate setting where you will have their opportunity to not only receive the lecture, but also ask questions and receive quality feedback.

At the conference, you'll enjoy the following activities: At the conference, you'll enjoy the following activities:

  • Networking with other attendees who are military, veterans, and organizations
  • Learning strategy tactics for Career Transition or Career Readiness
  • Business Pitching Workshop for Veteran-Owned Businesses
  • Small Business Assistance and Leadership Strategies
  • How to deal with Stress or coping after a loss
  • How to build a Healthy Mindset and Empowerment for Personal Development
  • Panel discussion - Sales/Marketing, Finance, Business Development, and Education
  • Breakfast/Lunch Networking sessions with Presenters and Sponsors
  • The option to attend a VIP reception dinner after the event

 

How can I Attend?
Due to COVID-19, this event is currently postponed until a later date. However, we will reschedule this conference when it's safe to do so. When you attend this conference, we want to ensure you have the opportunity to meet the presenters face-to-face, feel comfortable asking questions that may be sensitive in nature, and have the chance to meet others who may have you with your specific situation.

Who is Eligible to Attend and participate?
Anyone can register to attend. However, this conference is intended for military servants, veterans and spouse, veteran-owned businesses, and those who served and exited the military regardless of statusWe are highly encouraging Veteran-Owned Businesses to exhibit and display their products and services.

If you are attending with children ages 7 and below, we may be able to offer on-site daycare for a small nominal fee so you can enjoy the workshops. This service will only be available based on the number of families attending with children and space available at the hotel.

How Much Does It Cost?
This is paid for by our sponsors. and local supporters like you! We are asking at attendees to donate towards a $20.00 ticket to be used Workforce Development and Veterans Outreach Programs. Your investment will help other military/veteran servants in need of our services. For an additional $75.00, you can join us for an exclusive VIP Reception dinner where you can mix and mingle with speaker organizations, speakers, and exhibitors.

How can I become a sponsor or donate?
You can help through sponsorship, exhibiting, or making a donation.  Please make your donation at www.destinationachievers.org/donate.  We are also accepting other type of support such as materials to be shared during the conference, help at the registration desk, room moderators, or attendee assistance. If you are interested in supporting, please contact us at info@veteransbizup.com.

Your investment is tax-deductible. All donations from sponsor/exhibit and ticket sales will be donated to the fullest extent of the law.

Will food be served?
General Admission tickets include Full access to all networking and breakout sessions including Breakfast and Lunch.

For an additional $75.00 donation during registration, you can enjoy the evening VIP Reception Dinner after the conference.