Launch Lab Online
About 200,000 military service members transition every year and nearly 25 percent express a desire to start a business, yet currently only 4.5 percent of post-9/11 veterans do so. The Launch Lab Online (LLO) supports a diverse post-9/11 population of service members, veterans, caregivers and family members. LLO teaches participants about entrepreneurship and enables them to initiate their business plans while managing other work and family commitments. The program is especially accommodating to geographically-remote or homebound disabled veterans and their caregivers. This NFL-BWF Salute to Service grant enables veterans and military families to learn about entrepreneurship, assess and validate the viability of a business plan, and determine whether they are ready to take steps to pursue their entrepreneurship opportunity.