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Endeavor Ready

Returning Citizens Entrepreneurship Readiness





Strategic Priorities

With support from Capital One, AEO launched its Endeavor Ready initiative to identify solutions needed to successfully prepare returning citizens for entrepreneurship. As the leading voice of innovation in microfinance and microbusiness in the United States, AEO seeks to inform and advance the path to entrepreneurship for returning citizens so they can more effectively access the economic mobility and wealth creation entrepreneurship can provide.

The initiative combines research with collaborative work to:

  1. Identify gaps in returning citizen entrepreneurship readiness system;
  2. Discover scalable best practices and approaches;
  3. Uncover key elements needed to ensure returning citizens are ready for entrepreneurship;
  4. Co-create a framework for a new initiative