Military Veteran Networking

LEADERSHIP
BEYOND
THE FRONTLINE

Meritorious is an all-in-one SaaS platform making it easier for military-connected professionals, business owners, and veteran friendly organizations to find each other and collaborate while engaging transitioning veterans and military spouses.

Military Veteran Networking

LEADERSHIP BEYOND
THE FRONTLINE

Meritorious is an all-in-one SaaS platform making it easier for military-connected professionals, business owners, and veteran friendly organizations to find each other and collaborate while engaging transitioning veterans and military spouses.

We use tech to deliver a networking platform with needs-based features that support real-time collaboration between individuals and organizations.

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Member Portal

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Networking Events

Mentorship

Communities

Our top-down approach helps veterans by
bringing together successful leaders who have, “been there, done that.”

Meritorious members are senior leaders at:

VETERAN, GUNS & CIGARS 2022

Meritorious’ signature in-person event, Veterans, Guns & Cigars, brings together military-connected executives, transitioning veterans, and special operations warriors, who network over competition shooting.

Purchase tickets. Sponsor a veteran. Help us fundraise.

LEARN MORE

Our top-down approach helps veterans by
bringing together successful leaders who have, “been there, done that.”

Meritorious members are senior leaders at:

VETERAN, GUNS & CIGARS 2022

Meritorious’ signature in-person event, Veterans, Guns & Cigars, brings together military-connected executives, transitioning veterans, and special operations warriors, who network over competition shooting.

Purchase tickets. Sponsor a veteran. Help us fundraise.

LEARN MORE

We use tech to deliver a networking platform with needs-based features that support real-time collaboration between individuals and organizations.

member portal icon Meritorious

Member Portal

events icon Meritorious

Networking Events

Mentorship

Communities

Our top-down approach helps veterans by bringing together successful leaders who have, “been there, done that.”

Meritorious members are senior leaders at:

VETERAN, GUNS & CIGARS 2022

Meritorious’ signature in-person event, Veterans, Guns & Cigars, brings together military-connected executives, transitioning veterans, and special operations warriors, who network over competition shooting.

Purchase tickets. Sponsor a veteran. Help us fundraise.

LEARN MORE

OUR MISSION

“Veteran owned businesses, local nonprofits, transitioning service members, and their families need our support. By making it easier for military-connected leaders to intersect and reach our communities, we can continue contributing to a greater purpose, as in service.”

Ryan Loya, Co-Founder, Meritorious
USMC Veteran, 2/5 Fox Company

OUR MISSION

“Veteran owned businesses, local nonprofits, transitioning service members, and their families need our support. By making it easier for military-connected leaders to intersect and reach our communities, we can continue contributing to a greater purpose, as in service.”

Ryan Loya, Co-Founder, Meritorious
USMC Veteran, 2/5 Fox Company

OUR MISSION

“Veteran owned businesses, local nonprofits, transitioning service members, and their families need our support. By making it easier for military-connected leaders to intersect and reach our communities, we can continue contributing to a greater purpose, as in service.”

Ryan Loya, Co-Founder, Meritorious
USMC Veteran, 2/5 Fox Company

GROW YOUR ORGANIZATION

Acquire leads and referrals. Meet mentors, advisors, and investors. Hire veterans and military spouses.

GEOLOCATE & MEETUP

Traveling on business or returning to your home of record? Our mobile app connects you in real-time.

EVENTS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR NETWORK

Browse events for veterans and military spouses nationwide. Add your event to broaden reach.

JOIN A COMMUNITY OR BUILD YOUR OWN

Our turnkey communities yield better data, higher engagement, and ROI then social media groups.

WHO WE SERVE

Our platform unites military veterans, their spouses, and the organizations that serve them.

Professionals and Executives

Business Owners and Startup Founders

Transitioning Veterans and Military Spouses

Veteran Support Organizations

Veteran Employee Resource Groups

WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT

Rather than build from the ground up to serve our veterans, we take a top down approach, bringing together successful leaders who have hiring power, the right mix of expertise and desire to mentor, and the capacity to rally their companies in support of our military.

On an micro level, Meritorious fosters business networking, recruitment, and mentorship. On a macro level, Meritorious provides organizations a cost-effective solution to continue services and engagement beyond an intervention and focus area.

HOW WE SERVE

Meritorious has developed a Community-as-a-Service feature found nowhere else in the veteran ecosystem. Nonprofits and corporations can build centralized, virtual communities within our member portal to improve communication, information sharing, and collaboration, while creating a catchall resource for veterans to explore programs, connect with professionals and advocates, attend live events, access on-demand workshops, and more.

  • Clean UX/UI, intuitive backend, easy to learn and manage.
  • Control who accesses community and which content is private or public.
  • Import, export, and analyze user data. Easily identify most engaged users.
  • Standard community modules include live feed, member directory, events aggregate, forum, blog, partner showcase.
  • Custom modules available.
  • Email campaigns, segmentation, and analytics.

In addition to aggregating events nationwide, Meritorious hosts signature events using a three-prong approach, to create multiple access points, greater engagement, and more meaningful impact. As participants move from 1.0 to 2.0 to 3.0, the impact is more individualized.

1.0 events are national, virtual networking events for veterans and military spouses, on topics like real estate investing, cybersecurity, and running for Congress. 2.0 events are regional in-person events that intentionally bring together military-connected executives and transitioning veterans. 3.0 events are invitation only mentorship events.

The Meritorious member portal further enriches the experience, enabling participants to connect before, during, and after events, and allows brands and organizations to expand activations.

Mentor Connect is an on-demand, Professional to Professional (P2P) mentorship module on the Meritorious member portal. 
Unique to other mentorship programs, Meritorious members can both mentor and find mentors.
 A dashboard enables mentors to review and accept mentee requests. One-hour calls are a minimum requirement.

Mentor Connect is not just a mentorship module on our platform. It is also virtual and in-person events.
 Meritorious hosts in-house mentorship events, as well as curates mentorship events to help nonprofits expand their services for transitioning veterans and military spouses.

The Small Business Hub connects entrepreneurs with other veteran and military spouse owned businesses, resources, advisors, investors, and potential partners, while showcasing their businesses, fundraising goals, and current projects. Profile your business in our business directory, access discounts through our Marketplace (future launch), and leverage thousands of accredited investors through our partner, Localvest, a SaaS solution designed by veterans for veterans to help entrepreneurs raise capital faster.

Members of Meritorious can browse career opportunities through the member portal, as well as themselves post jobs, internships, apprenticeships, volunteer opportunities, and more. Hiring managers can tap into Meritorious to directly post career opportunities, interface with a high caliber talent pipeline, and connect with transitioning veterans.

The Meritorious app includes geolocation technology to create a smart, connected veteran ecosystem with more contextual touch points across the user journey.
 Our app provides users with timely communications, including push notifications, based on who they are, where they are, and what they might be needing.

Whether an executive travels on business or transitioning veterans return to their home of record, the app makes it easier to locate members and resources nearby. Geolocation also provides a more integrated experience for networking events, Mentor Connect, and brand activations.

BOOK A DEMO

WHO WE SERVE

Our platform unites military veterans, their spouses, and the organizations that serve them.

Professionals and Executives

Business Owners and Startup Founders

Transitioning Veterans and Military Spouses

Veteran Support Organizations

Veteran Employee Resource Groups

WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT

Rather than build from the ground up to serve our veterans, we take a top down approach, bringing together successful leaders who have hiring power, the right mix of expertise and desire to mentor, and the capacity to rally their companies in support of our military.

On an micro level, Meritorious fosters business networking, recruitment, and mentorship. On a macro level, Meritorious provides organizations a cost-effective solution to continue services and engagement beyond an intervention and focus area.

HOW WE SERVE

Meritorious has developed a Community-as-a-Service feature found nowhere else in the veteran ecosystem. Nonprofits and corporations can build centralized, virtual communities within our member portal to improve communication, information sharing, and collaboration, while creating a catchall resource for veterans to explore programs, connect with professionals and advocates, attend live events, access on-demand workshops, and more.

  • Clean UX/UI, intuitive backend, easy to learn and manage.
  • Control who accesses community and which content is private or public.
  • Import, export, and analyze user data. Easily identify most engaged users.
  • Standard community modules include live feed, member directory, events aggregate, forum, blog, partner showcase.
  • Custom modules available.
  • Email campaigns, segmentation, and analytics.

In addition to aggregating events nationwide, Meritorious hosts signature events using a three-prong approach, to create multiple access points, greater engagement, and more meaningful impact. As participants move from 1.0 to 2.0 to 3.0, the impact is more individualized.

1.0 events are national, virtual networking events for veterans and military spouses, on topics like real estate investing, cybersecurity, and running for Congress. 2.0 events are regional in-person events that intentionally bring together military-connected executives and transitioning veterans. 3.0 events are invitation only mentorship events.

The Meritorious member portal further enriches the experience, enabling participants to connect before, during, and after events, and allows brands and organizations to expand activations.

Mentor Connect is an on-demand, Professional to Professional (P2P) mentorship module on the Meritorious member portal. 
Unique to other mentorship programs, Meritorious members can both mentor and find mentors.
 A dashboard enables mentors to review and accept mentee requests. One-hour calls are a minimum requirement.

Mentor Connect is not just a mentorship module on our platform. It is also virtual and in-person events.
 Meritorious hosts in-house mentorship events, as well as curates mentorship events to help nonprofits expand their services for transitioning veterans and military spouses.

The Small Business Hub connects entrepreneurs with other veteran and military spouse owned businesses, resources, advisors, investors, and potential partners, while showcasing their businesses, fundraising goals, and current projects. Profile your business in our business directory, access discounts through our Marketplace (future launch), and leverage thousands of accredited investors through our partner, Localvest, a SaaS solution designed by veterans for veterans to help entrepreneurs raise capital faster.

Members of Meritorious can browse career opportunities through the member portal, as well as themselves post jobs, internships, apprenticeships, volunteer opportunities, and more. Hiring managers can tap into Meritorious to directly post career opportunities, interface with a high caliber talent pipeline, and connect with transitioning veterans.

The Meritorious app includes geolocation technology to create a smart, connected veteran ecosystem with more contextual touch points across the user journey.
 Our app provides users with timely communications, including push notifications, based on who they are, where they are, and what they might be needing.

Whether an executive travels on business or transitioning veterans return to their home of record, the app makes it easier to locate members and resources nearby. Geolocation also provides a more integrated experience for networking events, Mentor Connect, and brand activations.

BOOK A DEMO

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to military veteran and military spouse leaders.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP: FREE

  • Full Access to Member Portal (App Coming Soon!)
  • Directory, Direct Messaging, Careers and More
  • Mentor Connect and Exclusive Mentorship Events
  • List Your Business in the Small Business Hub
  • Access Industry, Nonprofit and Corporate Communities
JOIN

TRANSITIONING VETERANS & MILITARY SPOUSES

Active duty service members, recently transitioned veterans, and their spouses are encouraged to join Meritorious to find mentors, career opportunities, networking events, resources, and more.

JOIN

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to military veteran and military spouse leaders.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

FREE

  • Full Access to Member Portal (App Coming Soon!)
  • Directory, Direct Messaging, Careers and More
  • Mentor Connect and Exclusive Mentorship Events
  • List Your Business in the Small Business Hub
  • Access Industry, Nonprofit and Corporate Communities
JOIN

TRANSITIONING VETERANS & MILITARY SPOUSES

Transitioning active duty service members and their spouses can use Meritorious to connect with mentors, browse career opportunities, attend networking events, find resources and more. Veterans who recently transitioned out of the service can also join.

JOIN

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to military veteran and military spouse leaders.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

FREE

  • Full Access to Member Portal (App Coming Soon!)
  • Directory, Direct Messaging, Careers and More
  • Mentor Connect and Exclusive Mentorship Events
  • List Your Business in the Small Business Hub
  • Access Industry, Nonprofit and Corporate Communities
JOIN

TRANSITIONING VETERANS & MILITARY SPOUSES

Active duty service members, recently transitioned veterans, and their spouses are encouraged to join Meritorious to find mentors, career opportunities, networking events, resources, and more.

JOIN

NO ALGORITHMS. NO CENSORSHIP. JUST VETS HELPING VETS.

NO ALGORITHMS. NO CENSORSHIP. JUST VETS HELPING VETS.

NO ALGORITHMS. NO CENSORSHIP. JUST VETS HELPING VETS.

OUR PARTNERS

Join 60+ partners who trust Meritorious. We’re proud to collaborate with startups, small businesses, nonprofits, coalitions, and corporations with a shared mission to propel our military-connected communities forward.

OUR PARTNERS

Join 60+ partners who trust Meritorious. We’re proud to collaborate with startups, small businesses, nonprofits, coalitions, and corporations with a shared mission to propel our military-connected communities forward.

GET INVOLVED

OUR PARTNERS

Join 60+ partners who trust Meritorious. We’re proud to collaborate with startups, small businesses, nonprofits, coalitions, and corporations with a shared mission to propel our military-connected communities forward.

GET INVOLVED

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