active-duty service members, and military spouses have engaged our platform through an assortment of programs and services; from our "Service to Success" career reintegration series, to our ChampsCon leadership conferences & think tanks, to our eLaunch online professional development cohort, powered by EdX.
have either explored product or service ideation, received launch support, or advanced their early-stage startup through their interaction with our educational, resource, training, and management systems. Of these startups, 60% are operated by veterans & military spouses, 47% are minority-led, and nearly 30% are women-owned.
have enrolled in our Urban Leadership Lab: a STEM, startup, and leadership program with training modules ranging from LEGO robotics, drone flight, and coding education courses, to a web-based teen startup academy and access to select MIT and Microsoft courses within our eLaunch catalog.
"eMerging Entrepreneurs is committed to serving the economic needs of our military community; particularly our transitioning service-members, active-duty heroes, and military spouses. Thus, 50% of all our programming is dedicated to impacting the entrepreneurial, educational, and career development interests of those who sacrifice their lives in defense of our country."
SERVING MILITARY & MINORITY COMMUNITIES SINCE 2012:
"LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO BETTER EQUIP WOULD-BE ENTREPRENEURS WITH THE RESOURCES TO EXPLORE THE FULL CAPACITY OF WHO THEY CAN BECOME!"
Since 2018, over 80% of all of our current programming is conducted online within a portfolio of ubiquitous learning management systems & training modules.
We've issued over 430 professional development scholarships for students to enroll in our online eLaunch platform, powered by Wells Fargo and EdX. Pivoting from traditional programming to an asynchronous model has doubled our servicing capacity, increased client retention by 70%, and helped us to operate more efficiently.
TRACING OUR ECONOMIC IMPACT:
$7.3M IN SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT!!
"In assessing: (1) the voluntary reporting of capital raised and gross revenues generated by firms within our portfolio of small business clients; (2) the socio-economic impact of jobs & service contracts created through the launch of these ventures; (3) the subsequent economic growth realized as a byproduct of entrepreneurial activity achieved within our startup ecosystem; (4) the improvement of best practices as it relates to economic development in under-served communities, via our leadership conference series; and (5) the hiring, placement, and career advancement of individual participants of our professional development programs; we've estimated that our non-profit programs have had a $7.3M economic impact on the communities we've engaged since launching our platform in 2012."