Tulsa, Okla. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014
NBA Hall of Fame basketball player and venture capitalist David Robinson has teamed up with Thrive15.com to provide free world-class entrepreneurial education for America's military using the one for one model originally made popular by Toms Shoes and Warby Parker. Since retiring from the NBA, David has served as a board member of the USAA Federal Savings Bank and has contributed more than $10 million of his own money to successfully launch The Carver Academy and create a nurturing and inspiring academic environment for children within the San Antonio community. Now as a current board member of the United States Naval Academy Foundation he's teaming up with Thrive15 CEO and former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year Clay Clark to provide gamified and engaging entrepreneurial education for America's active duty, reserve and retired military servicemen and women.
Thrive15 enters the marketplace to provide the world’s entrepreneurs with 24/7 access to engaging, practical “best-practice” business training at a price nearly everyone afford. Through entertaining 15-minute videos, Thrive15 seeks to provide an interactive step-by-by owner’s manual for the small business community that currently comprises 99.7% of U.S. employer firms, according to the SBA. Thrive15’s constantly growing mentor lineup of millionaires and everyday success stories includes Lee Cockerell, Former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort who once managed more than 40,000 employees, David Robinson, Jonathan Barnett, the CEO and Founder of OXI Fresh Carpet Cleaning, and many, many more.
Clay Clark says, “At Thrive15, we believe that learning should not be a chore anymore. The world’s small business community doesn’t want theories or certifications, they want to know what they specifically need to know to grow or start their own successful businesses.”
The company’s business model allows Thrive15 subscribers to earn points by watching these 15-minute videos, passing a test on the first attempt, sharing their Thrive15 experience via social media and promoting their own companies via YouTube videos. Monthly Thrive15 winners have an opportunity to win in-person mentorship from business legends and a bi-annual opportunity to win over $10,000 in cash given away at Thrive15 rallies.
Editor’s Notes: Other paid practical training sites include: Lynda.com, DigitalTutors.com and TeamTreeHouse.com. Thrive15 is in BETA and will launch on May 1, 2014.