The Jonas Project closed its doors on March 2, 2018. Life simply took the Kelsall family in an unexpected direction.
The Jonas Project was created six years ago in honor of Lt. Cmdr Jonas Kelsall, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. His family and the staff of The Jonas Project devoted countless hours to creating an organization that would both honor his memory and serve Veteran entrepreneurs.
In the years The Jonas Project existed, we launched 14 businesses, created over 90 jobs, built 4 websites for Veteran businesses, recruited and utilized over 30 Mentors and Subject Matter Experts, and provided resources to over 1073 inquiring Veterans. We were a small organization with an outsized impact.
We want to thank you for your support, donations, encouragement, mentorship, knowledge, guidance, faith and unparalleled devotion to this cause. Without you, none of it would have been possible. Thank you for taking this journey with us. We will never forget!
We know the hardest part of starting a business is knowing where to start! Over the years, we created some great resources to help Veterans get their thoughts organized. We are making them available here for you:
Don’t worry about a business plan just yet, work through these three documents. They will later form the basis for your business plan. Good luck!