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.
Our professional-to-professional mentorship model offers members the opportunity to both mentor and find mentors. Mentors access an on-demand dashboard where they can review and accept mentee requests as their schedules allow. One-hour calls are a minimum requirement, but mentors can go above and beyond through additional conversations, referrals and resource recommendations. We also host monthly speed mentorship events curated for nonprofit partners serving transitioning veterans and military spouses.
The Startup SMB (Small Medium Business) Hub connects entrepreneurs with other veteran and military spouse owned businesses, 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, and leverage thousands of accredited investors through our partner, Localvest, a SaaS solution designed by veterans for veterans to help entrepreneurs raise capital faster.
Launching soon, the Meritorious Marketplace offers discounted products and services for veteran and military spouse founded businesses and nonprofits, such as 90% off Hubspot for Startups, six months free of Zendesk, and no-fee transactions up to $20,000 on Stripe. Join Meritorious and showcase your brand, offer discounted products and services, and generate new business leads.
Meritorious is partnered with Military Hire to provide networking, mentorship and recruitment events to veterans and military spouses. Military Hire is a veteran job and services organization with 630,000+ veteran members, 250,000 listed jobs and 35,000+ recruiters. Members of Meritorious can access job opportunities through the member portal, as well as support mentorship through events co-hosted by Meritorious and Military Hire. Hiring managers can also tap into Meritorious to directly post career opportunities, interface with a high caliber talent pipeline, and connect with transitioning veterans.