Military Veteran Networking

LEADERSHIP
BEYOND
THE FRONTLINE

What if you could harness military camaraderie to transform connections into business deals, meet accredited investors, collaborate with veteran serving nonprofits, mentor transitioning veterans, and find your own mentor, in one place?

Military Veteran Networking

LEADERSHIP BEYOND
THE FRONTLINE

What if you could harness military camaraderie to transform connections into business deals, meet accredited investors, collaborate with veteran serving nonprofits, mentor transitioning veterans, and find your own mentor, in one place?

Meritorious
is an all-in-one platform with the network, resources and tools for veteran and military spouse business leaders to connect, grow and lead.

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Member Portal

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Networking Events

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Professional & Business Development

Communities

Meritorious members are senior leaders at:

Meritorious members are senior leaders at:

Upcoming Events:

Join us for an interactive virtual networking experience for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses seeking business leads, career referrals and mentorship connections. Hear from guest speakers, engage in 1:1 speed networking, and visit virtual tables facilitated by veteran friendly companies looking to hire and do business with veterans. Our virtual tables seat up to eight, allowing military-connected individuals to comfortably interact, build camaraderie, and expand their networks.

CLICK TO RSVP  |  CLICK TO HOST TABLE

This event is hosted BEFORE and AFTER the America’s Future Series, National Security Dual-Use Tech Summit, hosted 10AM to 5PM ET. Morning networking will be from 9AM to 10AM ET, and evening networking will be hosted 5PM to 6PM ET.

Join us for an interactive virtual networking experience for military acquisition leaders, law enforcement leaders, industry entrepreneurs, tech scouts and investors, and more. This event is for professionals seeking business leads and referrals, and general professional connections. Engage in 1:1 speed networking, and visit virtual tables facilitated by tech companies and tech scouts alike. Our virtual tables seat up to eight, allowing individuals to comfortably interact, build camaraderie, and expand their networks.

CLICK TO RSVP  |  CLICK TO HOST TABLE

Join us for an interactive virtual networking experience for professionals in cybersecurity and those looking to enter the industry. This event is for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses seeking business leads, career referrals and mentorship connections. Hear from guest speakers, engage in 1:1 speed networking, and visit virtual tables facilitated by veteran friendly companies looking to hire and do business with veterans. Our virtual tables seat up to eight, allowing military-connected individuals to comfortably interact, build camaraderie, and expand their networks.

CLICK TO RSVP  |  CLICK TO HOST TABLE

Join us for an interactive virtual networking experience for professionals in cybersecurity and those looking to enter the industry. This event is for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses seeking business leads, career referrals and mentorship connections. Hear from guest speakers, engage in 1:1 speed networking, and visit virtual tables facilitated by veteran friendly companies looking to hire and do business with veterans. Our virtual tables seat up to eight, allowing military-connected individuals to comfortably interact, build camaraderie, and expand their networks.

CLICK TO RSVP  |  CLICK TO HOST TABLE OR SPONSOR

This event is reserved for veterans in senior management, VP and C-Suite roles. Join us for an all day event on the range, complete with lunch on arrival, and group networking as you hit up the pistol, rifle and shotgun range. Guns and ammo included. Enjoy bocce, knife and hatchet throwing, and 3D archery with a nature alley that mimics true hunting conditions. Network over dinner with authentic Carolina BBQ and local beers at the tiki bar, and ease out with premium Nicaraguan Puros around the fire pit. This event is hosted at the Distinguished Pistol Outdoor Shooting Range in Mebane, NC.

CLICK TO RSVP  |  CLICK TO HOST TABLE OR SPONSOR

Meritorious
is an all-in-one platform with the network, resources and tools for veteran and military spouse leaders to connect, grow and lead.

member portal icon Meritorious

Member Portal

events icon Meritorious

Networking Events

professional development icon Meritorious

Professional & Business Development

Communities

Meritorious members are senior leaders at:

Upcoming Events:

Join us for an interactive virtual networking experience for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses seeking business leads, career referrals and mentorship connections. Hear from guest speakers, engage in 1:1 speed networking, and visit virtual tables facilitated by veteran friendly companies looking to hire and do business with veterans. Our virtual tables seat up to eight, allowing military-connected individuals to comfortably interact, build camaraderie, and expand their networks.

CLICK TO RSVP  |  CLICK TO HOST TABLE

This event is hosted BEFORE and AFTER the America’s Future Series, National Security Dual-Use Tech Summit, hosted 10AM to 5PM ET. Morning networking will be from 9AM to 10AM ET, and evening networking will be hosted 5PM to 6PM ET.

Join us for an interactive virtual networking experience for military acquisition leaders, law enforcement leaders, industry entrepreneurs, tech scouts and investors, and more. This event is for professionals seeking business leads and referrals, and general professional connections. Engage in 1:1 speed networking, and visit virtual tables facilitated by tech companies and tech scouts alike. Our virtual tables seat up to eight, allowing individuals to comfortably interact, build camaraderie, and expand their networks.

CLICK TO RSVP  |  CLICK TO HOST TABLE

Join us for an interactive virtual networking experience for professionals in cybersecurity and those looking to enter the industry. This event is for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses seeking business leads, career referrals and mentorship connections. Hear from guest speakers, engage in 1:1 speed networking, and visit virtual tables facilitated by veteran friendly companies looking to hire and do business with veterans. Our virtual tables seat up to eight, allowing military-connected individuals to comfortably interact, build camaraderie, and expand their networks.

CLICK TO RSVP  |  CLICK TO HOST TABLE

Join us for an interactive virtual networking experience for professionals in cybersecurity and those looking to enter the industry. This event is for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses seeking business leads, career referrals and mentorship connections. Hear from guest speakers, engage in 1:1 speed networking, and visit virtual tables facilitated by veteran friendly companies looking to hire and do business with veterans. Our virtual tables seat up to eight, allowing military-connected individuals to comfortably interact, build camaraderie, and expand their networks.

CLICK TO RSVP  |  CLICK TO HOST TABLE OR SPONSOR

This event is reserved for veterans in senior management, VP and C-Suite roles. Join us for an all day event on the range, complete with lunch on arrival, and group networking as you hit up the pistol, rifle and shotgun range. Guns and ammo included. Enjoy bocce, knife and hatchet throwing, and 3D archery with a nature alley that mimics true hunting conditions. Network over dinner with authentic Carolina BBQ and local beers at the tiki bar, and ease out with premium Nicaraguan Puros around the fire pit. This event is hosted at the Distinguished Pistol Outdoor Shooting Range in Mebane, NC.

CLICK TO RSVP  |  CLICK TO HOST TABLE OR SPONSOR

OUR MISSION

“Whether you’re looking to invest in veteran owned businesses, mentor a retiring service member, partner with a local nonprofit, or just have a conversation, we created a place to make it easier for military-connected leaders to intersect. Together, we can continue contributing to a greater purpose, as in service.”

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

OUR MISSION

“Whether you’re looking to invest in veteran owned businesses, mentor a retiring service member, partner with a local nonprofit, or just have a conversation, we created a place to make it easier for military-connected leaders to intersect. Together, we can continue contributing to a greater purpose, as in service.”

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

OUR MISSION

“Whether you’re looking to invest in veteran owned businesses, mentor a retiring service member, partner with a local nonprofit, or just have a conversation, we created a place to make it easier for military-connected leaders to intersect. Together, we can continue contributing to a greater purpose, as in service.”

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

JOIN OUR CIRCLE OF SUCCESS

Our private member portal provides needs-based entry points and a continual development cycle.

GEOLOCATE & MEETUP WITH MEMBERS

Whether traveling on business or returning to your home of record, use our mobile app to connect in person.

EVENTS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR NETWORK

Our peer-to-peer masterminds help businesses grow together through networking and referrals.

FIND A COMMUNITY OR BUILD YOUR OWN

We offer low-lift, scalable communities with higher engagement and ROI then static 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

HOW WE SERVE

Members can navigate our various offerings whether seeking meaningful interactions or professional support.

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.

BOOK A DEMO

WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT

Rather than build from the ground up to serve our transitioning veterans, we take a top down approach, bringing together successful leaders who have, “been there, done that.” These decision makers have hiring power, the right mix of expertise and desire to mentor, and the capacity to rally their companies in support of our communities.

Meritorious is the architecture, a Community-as-a-Service, that enables its military-connected member to succeed and give back, together.

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

HOW WE SERVE

Members can navigate our various offerings whether seeking meaningful interactions or professional support.

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.

BOOK A DEMO

WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT

Rather than build from the ground up to serve our transitioning veterans, we take a top down approach, bringing together successful leaders who have, “been there, done that.” These decision makers have hiring power, the right mix of expertise and desire to mentor, and the capacity to rally their companies in support of our communities.

Meritorious is the architecture, a Community-as-a-Service, that enables its military-connected member to succeed and give back together.

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Filter, connect and collaborate with members
  • Geolocate and meet-up using our mobile app
  • Generate leads through networking events and masterclasses
  • Be a mentor, and seek out advisors, via Mentor Connect
  • Feature your business and find investors with Startup SMB Hub
  • Search career opportunities
  • Explore communities and team up with new organizations

PARTNER BENEFITS

  • Organization page listed in our partner directory
  • Showcase your events in our member portal
  • Co-create educational, networking or mentorship events
  • Build a custom community within Meritorious
  • Post jobs and seek out high caliber talent
  • Engage staff and leadership as mentors for Mentor Connect
  • Inclusion in targeted external and internal communications

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Filter, connect and collaborate with members
  • Geolocate and meet-up using our mobile app
  • Generate leads through networking events and masterclasses
  • Be a mentor, and seek out advisors, via Mentor Connect
  • Feature your business and find investors with Startup SMB Hub
  • Search career opportunities
  • Explore communities and team up with new organizations

PARTNER BENEFITS

  • Organization page listed in our partner directory
  • Showcase your events in our member portal
  • Co-create educational, networking or mentorship events
  • Build a custom community within Meritorious
  • Post jobs and seek out high caliber talent
  • Engage staff and leadership as mentors for Mentor Connect
  • Inclusion in targeted external and internal communications

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Filter, connect and collaborate with members
  • Geolocate and meet-up using our mobile app
  • Generate leads through networking events and masterclasses
  • Be a mentor, and seek out advisors, via Mentor Connect
  • Feature your business and find investors with Startup SMB Hub
  • Search career opportunities
  • Explore communities and team up with new organizations

PARTNER BENEFITS

  • Organization page listed in our partner directory
  • Showcase your events in our member portal
  • Co-create educational, networking or mentorship events
  • Build a custom community within Meritorious
  • Post jobs and seek out high caliber talent
  • Engage staff and leadership as mentors for Mentor Connect
  • Inclusion in targeted external and internal communications

MEMBERSHIP

Gain access to a pre-vetted community and professional development resources. Membership is open to military veteran and military spouse leaders.

ESSENTIAL MEMBERSHIP: FREE (beta)

  • 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 Startup SMB Hub
  • Access Industry, Nonprofit and Corporate Communities
  • Browse Our Marketplace

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP: $500 / YEAR

  • Essential Membership, plus
  • Listed as a Partner Organization
  • Custom Organization Page
  • Inclusion in Internal and External Communications
  • Post Jobs and Opportunities
  • Showcase Products / Services in Our Marketplace
  • Opportunity to Collaborate on Events & Communities
JOIN
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 transitioned out of the service within the last 12 months can also apply.

MEMBERSHIP

Gain access to a pre-vetted community and professional development resources. Membership is open to military veteran and military spouse leaders.

ESSENTIAL MEMBERSHIP

FREE (beta)

  • 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 Startup SMB Hub
  • Access Industry, Nonprofit and Corporate Communities
  • Browse Our Marketplace
JOIN

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP

$500 / YEAR

  • Essential Membership, plus
  • Listed as a Partner Organization
  • Custom Organization Page
  • Inclusion in Internal and External Communications
  • Post Jobs and Opportunities
  • Showcase Products / Services in Our Marketplace
  • Opportunity to Collaborate on Events & 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 transitioned out of the service within the last 12 months can also apply.

APPLY

MEMBERSHIP

Gain access to a pre-vetted community and professional development resources. Membership is open to military veteran and military spouse leaders.

ESSENTIAL MEMBERSHIP

FREE (beta)

  • 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 Startup SMB Hub
  • Access Industry, Nonprofit and Corporate Communities
  • Browse Our Marketplace
JOIN

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP

$500 / YEAR

  • Essential Membership, plus
  • Listed as a Partner Organization
  • Custom Organization Page
  • Inclusion in Internal and External Communications
  • Post Jobs and Opportunities
  • Showcase Products / Services in Our Marketplace
  • Opportunity to Collaborate on Events & 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 transitioned out of the service within the last 12 months can also apply.

APPLY

OUR PARTNERS

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

GET INVOLVED

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