Operation Hand Salute, is a groundbreaking national mentoring program for service-disabled veteran CEOs helping them improve their business operations and enhance their ability to win corporate contracts. The program invites service disabled veteran business owners to attend an 11-week Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at John F. Kennedy University and learn from the best to improve their businesses and enhance their ability to win valuable corporate contracts.
OHS consists of three pillars for success—Education, Mentoring, and Opportunity. First, CEOs will attend a 10-week entrepreneur program provided by JFK University via AT&T TelePresence Solution®. Program topics include developing a competitive assessment, preparing a business and internal management plan, and developing a sales and finance strategy. In the second pillar, CEOs are paired with mentors such as AT&T leaders and suppliers with successful worldwide operations. Each participant will receive the support of a “blue ribbon” task force comprised of other service-disabled veteran-owned business mentors, as well as industry experts. Finally, the CEOs will have the opportunity to participate in AT&T Matchmaker events and “Fast Pitch” sessions with a panel of experienced CEOs and AT&T executives.