(G.I.V.E.) Global Initiative for Veteran Entrepreneurship
is a new initiative by Film Annex. Its mission is to re-introduce war veterans to society and help them make their business ideas a reality.See (G.I.V.E.) WebTV @ Film Annex
(G.I.V.E.) prioritizes the veteran's future goals and focuses on how they can utilize their skills most effectively in the job market. To empower the veterans, Film Annex founder, Francesco Rulli, set out to interview each Marine about his aspirations, skills, business ideas, and inspirations. By staying away from past experiences in the military, these interviews intend to shed light into these veterans' future and turn the viewer's gaze to what lies ahead.
In addition to the interviews, Film Annex offers Web TV channels to all veterans on its network, where they can broadcast their content and receive advertising revenues.
(G.I.V.E.) advocates that war veterans have the necessary skills and vision to be given distinct business opportunities due to their experience in the war, knowledge of different cultures, peace-keeping efforts, perseverance, supreme time management skills, and hard work. The (G.I.V.E.) concept to improve the image of veteran and easing the transition back into the civilian world. Film Annex will:
- Focus on the fact that the military and soldiers are a peace keeping force;
- Films will examine the Afghan, Iraq, Vietnam and other non-combat experience as a learning experience culturally and as a way to develop business ideas. For example, we are developing a pilot where soldiers help open a pizza restaurant in Herat, Afghanistan with online orders for deliveries!!
Right now, G.I.V.E. mentoring is focused on working with Veterans to improve:
- Writing skills,
- Communications skills on camera,
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) skills, and
- General small business skills.
Traditional media outlets often position Veterans as suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This view is exploited and it flames political debate between politicians, intellectuals, and writers. This extends to the business community who never see a balanced view of our Veterans.
(G.I.V.E.) strives to be a solution to those problems!
Veterans now have the opportunity to start their own business and make their experience in the Military a valuable experience rather than being labeled victims of the system. Film Annex can help them promote their ideas and find investors. In addition, you will begin to see a number of Veterans writing stories here at Film Annex and they will get paid for their work. The best writers can be invited to the Film Annex studio for a live interview and discussion.
If you would like to mentor the Veterans in (G.I.V.E.), please contact us at:
Email Eren Gulfidan @ Film Annex