Virtual Classes

Join the Second Service Foundation’s mentors and business coaches for virtual classes to improve your pitch and help sell yourself and your business.
Register below to secure your spot, then check your email for the link to join the online Zoom class.

our mission


The Second Service Foundation has trained over 10,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners through the Military Entrepreneur Challenge. Now you can elevate your small business or nonprofit and benefit from those same trainings online. Virtual classes give us the ability to be wherever you are, whenever you are ready. We are here for you, from startup to the stars. 

virtual classes

How to Pitch Yourself and Your Business

September 26, 2023
4:30pm-5:30pm ET (Zoom Class) 

Do you know how to sell your business idea to leave a lasting impression on a crowd of eager listeners? 

Join Lauren Hope, Executive Director of the Second Service Foundation, to learn how to perfect your elevator pitch 

(a 30-second overview of yourself and your business) as well as a more in-depth presentation to guarantee your confidence in any situation.

Meet our instructors

Lauren Hope

Lauren Hope finds her success in yours.


Lauren Hope, military spouse, entrepreneur, and Executive Director of the Second Service Foundation, is a respected speaker in the military and entrepreneur communities. She is frequently asked to speak for organizations such as the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the Wounded Warrior Project®, and the Military Influencer Conference for her expert advice and encouragement for nonprofit and small business owners. 

Drawing on her creativity and insight, Lauren delivers her hard-won knowledge of entrepreneurship throughout the past decade to coach others on their journey to success.


Crafting Your Pitch

Additional resources to help entrepreneurs craft their business pitch and improve their delivery and stage presence from experts and fellow entrepreneurs. 


VIRTUAL CLASSES Frequently asked questions

We understand the value of education at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. While we encourage in-person attendance as often as possible, we want to ensure everyone has the same opportunity to learn and grow with us. Our mission is to inspire, support, and educate veterans, military spouses, and Gold Star Family members as they launch their own small business, and we are committed to reaching as many entrepreneurs as we can. Virtual classes give us the ability to be wherever you are, whenever you are ready. We are here for you, from startup to the stars.

All class times are listed in US Eastern Standard Time.

All virtual classes are taught by the Second Service Foundation speaking team. 

After you register, you will receive an email with the Zoom login information including the link and password. Please double check the email address you used for registration. You should receive reminder emails the day before class and again two hours before. Please check your spam folder if you don’t see those reminders in your inbox. We can’t wait to have you join us!