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Project Opportunity and Pitch Creator Form Educational Partnership

SALISBURY, Md., November 17, 2020 – Project Opportunity, an entrepreneurship training program for active duty military, reserve personnel, and veterans who reside or are stationed in Maryland, announced today that it has formed an Educational…
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The Kahlert Foundation Provides $15,000 Grant to Project Opportunity

Project Opportunity was awarded a grant in the amount of $15,000.00 from the Kahlert Foundation to support our Howard County and Harford County Spring 2021 Classes. "We are very grateful to the Kahlert Foundation for their generous grant…
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A Unique and Successful Program for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Vetrepreneurs Comes to TechPort

You can find the original newsletter at: https://techportsomd.org/newsletter-display/ - September 2020 With the unemployment rate among veterans in Maryland hovering between 14 and 18 percent in 2010, Joe Giordano decided to do something…
Carlene Cassidy, Chief Executive Officer, Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation presenting check for first year of grant to Joe Giordano, Founder Project Opportunity

Project Opportunity Awarded Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Grant

SALISBURY, MD., January 25, 2020 – Project Opportunity, an entrepreneurship training program for active duty military, reserve personnel and veterans who reside or are stationed in Maryland, announced today that it has been awarded…
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The Kahlert Foundation Provides $10,000 Grant to Project Opportunity

Project Opportunity was awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000.00 from the Kahlert Foundation to provide classes during 2019. Project Opportunity is a free entrepreneurship training program which has been designed solely for veterans,…
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Safeway Foundation Distributes Grants Totaling $321,000 to Area Veteran Programs, Thanks to Customer Support

Reprinted with permission. The original press release can be found here. Lanham, MD — Safeway Foundation in Safeway’s Eastern Division, continuing its long history of recognizing the enormous sacrifices made by our veterans, has awarded…
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What’s Next for Vets? For some, it’s Business Ownership

Mark R. Smith, a Senior Writer for The Business Monthly published this article for the December 2019 issue of The Business Monthly, www.bizmonthly.com. What's Next for Vets? For some, it's business ownership - PDF Version, and the online…
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This entrepreneurship training program provides veterans with a chance at new career paths

Originally posted on Technical.ly by Karuga Koinange on Nobember 8th, 2019 Since starting on the Eastern Shore, Project Opportunity expanded throughout Maryland over nine years. Joe Giordano devoted 20 years of his life working in the United…
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The Kahlert Foundation Provides $10,000 Grant to Project Opportunity

Project Opportunity was awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000.00 from the Kahlert Foundation to fund our Howard County Spring 2020 Class. “Funding for Project Opportunity is key to our success in supporting military personnel transitioning…
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Project Opportunity – Awarded Grant from TowerCares Foundation

SALISBURY, Md., September 12, 2019 – Project Opportunity, an entrepreneurship training program for active duty military, reserve personnel, and veterans who reside or are stationed in Maryland, announced today that it has received…
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Project Opportunity partners with the VA Maryland Health Care System’s Vocational Rehabilitation Service.

To read the original article please click here to go to the Maryland VA Website. Project Opportunity recently partnered with the VA Maryland Health Care system and presented our 2017 Project Opportunity Graduation, Baltimore – Spring,…
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Project Opportunity recognizes four graduates selected for the Global Good Fund 2019 Veterans Leadership Development Program

Project Opportunity is pleased to announce that we have had four graduates selected for the Global Good Fund 2019 Veterans Leadership Development Program Congratulations Sharon Cummings, Jen Luik, Latonia Staten, and Gail Robinson The…
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Project Opportunity Gateway to Veteran Entrepreneurship

This story was written by Bobby Jones Staff Photojournalist for the Andrews Gazette, and originally appeared April 13th, 2016. This article is posted with permission and the original article can be read here: Andrew Gazette Joe Giordano…
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Project Opportunity Awarded $13,000 Sponsorship from PNC Bank

SALISBURY, Md., April 10, 2019 – Project Opportunity, an entrepreneurship training program for veterans, active duty and reserve military personnel announced today that it has received $13,000 from PNC Bank’s Community Development Banking…
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Project Opportunity Awarded $5,000.00 Grant from BB&T

SALISBURY, Md., April 8, 2019 – Project Opportunity, an entrepreneurship training program for veterans, active duty, and reserve military personnel announced today that it has received $5000.00 from Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T)…
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Active duty military and veterans to receive entrepreneurship training

SALISBURY, MD., February 20, 2019 – Project Opportunity, an entrepreneurship training program for active military and veterans in the State of Maryland, announced today that it has received $1,300 grant from the Community Foundation…
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Project Opportunity Awarded Grant from Allegis Group Foundation

SALISBURY, MD., Feb 1, 2019 – Project Opportunity, an entrepreneurship training program for active duty military, reserve personnel, and veterans who reside or are stationed in Maryland, announced today that it has received a grant from…
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Putting Vets in Business – Bay Times Feature

This story was written by Shelby Conrad for the Bay Weekly. This article is posted with permission and the original article can be read here: Bay Weekly Ideas may have the power to change the world, but they don’t become reality through…
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Safeway Foundation Supports Area Veterans Programs Including Project Opportunity

Project Opportunity was awarded a grant, as one of the seventeen finalists from the Safeway Foundation. The grant award will assist Project Opportunity in offering two classes during 2019. $321,000 in Safeway Foundation grants will…
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Joe Giordano receives a certificate of appreciation from Andrea Garris Jackson, Co-Founder of the Maryland Military and Veteran Women Business Conference

Purpose The conference is designed to provide information and resources to active duty military personnel, transitioning soldiers, military spouses and veterans in order to grow their businesses successfully. Mission Our mission is…
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Initial Global Good Fund Veterans Leadership Program – 2018

Project Opportunity is pleased to announce that we have had three graduates selected for the Initial Global Good Fund Veterans Leadership Program.  Congratulations Fred Barnes, Phillip Scott, and Enrique Young. Fred Barnes Fred…
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Program Offers Guidance to Veterans Who Want to Start a New Business

This story originally appeared in the August 13 edition of the Laurel Star. is posted with permission and the original article can be read here: Tony Russon Digital Clips Military service can give a person access to as much self-knowledge…
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Veteran Entrepreneurs in Maryland are Proving ANYTHING is Possible

Michael I. Kaplan author of "The Prior-Service Entrepreneur" conducted an interview with Project Opportunity Founder, Joe Giordano. The interview and article are used with permission and re-printed below. Please feel free to connect with…
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SBA Announces Local Small Business Week Award Winners

Click here for a copy of the original press release. Joe Giordano, with Project Opportunity was recently recognized and awarded the 2014 Maryland Small Business Week Award in the "Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year". Congratulations…
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AAWDC-funded Project Opportunity Awards Certifications to Eight Graduates

Glen Burnie, MD (March 19, 2014) – The Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) today announced that eight veterans have successfully completed the Project Opportunity training program and graduated in a ceremony at the Youth…
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Annapolis Veteran Training Program Graduates Head Into Business World

- Originally posted on November 24th, 2013 by SHANTEÉ WOODARDS for the Capital Gazette. You can read the original article here. Tim Longmire wants to start a business that eventually provides 24-hour grooming and other services to dogs. First,…
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Job Training for Anne Arundel’s Veterans Expands

- Originally posted on August 11th, 2013 by SHANTEÉ WOODARDS for the Capital Gazette. You can read the original article here. There was a time when post-traumatic stress disorder limited Tracy Hoover's speech and mobility. But the retired…
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Project Opportunity Offers Business Training to Military Vets – Capital Gazette

The following article was originally written by Emilie Eastman on Monday, March 4, 2013, For The Capital. The original article can be found online here: Capital Gazette - Article on Project Opportunity. Joe Giordano says it’s a no…
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2012 Project Opportunity Final Report

2012 marks the third year that Project Opportunity was conducted. It is a free eleven week entrepreneurship training program that meets one night a week for three hours and is designed solely for veterans who want to start their own business.…
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2011 Project Opportunity Final Report

2011 was the second year that Project Opportunity was conducted. It is a free eleven week entrepreneurship training program that meets one night a week for three hours and is designed solely for veterans who want to start their own business.…
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2010 Project Opportunity Final Report

Project Opportunity is a free entrepreneurship training program designed solely for veterans who want to start their own business. The pre-requisite for veterans who wished to be considered to participate was that they had to have a solid idea…
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Project Opportunity 2010

Consulting, Training, and Development Services would like to inform all area veterans of Project Opportunity, a program to provide military veterans the skills to become entrepreneurs. Joe Giordano, has taken the lead and will partner with…
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