• Date
    Nov 14 - 16, 2018
  • Venue
    Phoenix Convention Center
    100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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The Hero­Pre­neur Nation­al Vet­er­ans Busi­ness Sum­mit pow­ered by Hero­Zona.


With the mis­sion: Empow­er­ing and Cel­e­brat­ing America’s Vet­er­ans in Ari­zona, Hero­Zona began in 2016 as a vision by U.S. Army Vet­er­an, Alan “AP” Pow­ell, to cre­ate and curate expe­ri­ences that are focused towards the vet­er­an com­mu­ni­ty which ben­e­fit them through Entre­pre­neur­ship, Edu­ca­tion and Employ­ment.  HeroZona’s goal is to pro­mote the sup­port that Arizona’s com­mu­ni­ties and cor­po­ra­tions offer to the vet­er­an com­mu­ni­ty and bring atten­tion at a local and nation­al lev­el.

In 2017, with the help from com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers like U.S. Sen­a­tor John McCain, Ari­zona Gov­er­nor Doug Ducey, Phoenix May­or Greg Stan­ton and Col. Wan­da Wright (USAF R) Direc­tor of Ari­zona Depart­ment of Vetarans’ Ser­vices, Hero­Zona went from a vision to a real­i­ty. The inau­gur­al Hero­Zona expe­ri­ence, in sup­port of American’s vet­er­ans includ­ing Arizona’s 640,000 vet­er­ans, took place in Phoenix, Ari­zona.


After serv­ing in the U.S. mil­i­tary and pro­tect­ing our great coun­try, many vet­er­ans suc­cess­ful­ly tran­si­tioned the skills and val­ues learned dur­ing their time in ser­vice into own­ing and oper­at­ing their own busi­ness­es or enter­pris­es. These Heroes, these Hero­Pre­neurs, went from serv­ing the coun­try as a whole to serv­ing, enrich­ing, and adding tremen­dous val­ue to the com­mu­ni­ties they returned home to.

Based on this premise we cre­at­ed — Hero­Pre­neur Nation­al Vet­er­an Busi­ness Sum­mit pow­ered by Hero­Zona to con­tin­ue empow­er­ing these heroes. This mul­ti-day event fea­tures pan­els and pro­gram­ming that focus­es on three pil­lars – Entre­pre­neur­shipEmploy­ment and Edu­ca­tion.

At this event we also have the Hero­Pre­neur awards, rec­og­niz­ing vet­er­ans, com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers and orga­ni­za­tions that sup­port vet­er­ans.