BENEFITING: VETRANSFER INC
Victory Spark is a program of the Global Entrepreneurship Collective, Inc. (GEC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Milwaukee’s historic 5th Ward. Victory Spark provides a hands-on intensive 12-week accelerator program to Veterans who want to launch or grow their ventures. Unlike traditional business plan writing programs that focus on ideas and assumptions, Victory Spark focuses on evidence-based fact finding tactics that get you closer to establishing a viable business model. Veterans directly engage with customers to test the validity of their business model, while interacting with mentors that can help interpret what the startup is hearing from potential customers. Victory Spark was founded by grant funding from the Federal the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation and continues today from financial support from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and our awesome sponsors!
Steve Blank’s Customer Development process is an essential component of Victory Spark. During the time in the program, each startup learns the methods and process to discovering and developing a profitable and repeatable business model￼.