Entrepreneurship Programs

Whether you’re a veteran looking to explore an idea for a potential business or need help scaling your existing company, VEl offers a variety of programs to meet you at every stage of your business development. Apply today to explore our upcoming programs.
Cohort Based
Training
Workshops
Networking
Events
Coaching and
Mentoring

Special
Programming

Cohort Based Training

– VEI Launch:
Introduces veterans to the Business Model Canvas and provides in-depth insight into the key steps needed to build a startup. The cohort will enable veterans at the idea stage or in the early stages of business development to learn how to rapidly develop and test ideas by gathering customer and marketplace feedback. This methodology also enables veterans to validate their business model by focusing on searching for pain points and unmet needs of their customers. This iterative process enables veterans to quickly pivot with the goal of ultimately building the foundation for a viable business model.

6 sessions, 3 hours per session.

– VEI Scale Up:
For veteran led companies generating revenue and looking to scale. The cohort helps veterans clarify business concepts or models by walking them through the steps of planning, adjusting and re-shaping the business model and/or growth plan. The course will introduces veterans to resources and advisors that could provide invaluable support in laying the foundation for a successful company while mapping out future plans to scale.

6 sessions, 3 hours per session.

Workshops

Topics based workshops bring forth subject matter experts to address specific business topics in virtual or in person session. Topics include but are not limited:

– Government Contracting
– Small Business Acquisition
– Franchising
– Non- Profit Management
– Finance & Accounting
– Corporate Law/Legal
– Fundamentals
– Marketing Strategies

Workshops range between 1.5 hours to 2 hours

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Networking Events

Great place to connect with like minded veteran entrepreneurs. Exchange best practices, establish partnerships and build camaraderie with fellow veteran entrepreneurs, VEI Alumni and mentors.

Coaching and Mentoring

Veteran led businesses who, are participating in or have graduated from our cohorts, can access one on one coaching & mentoring with a business certified coach to help the veteran work on the business.

Special Programming

This includes our VEI Business Pitch Competition and as well special seminars/events.

Apply today to join one of our upcoming programs

To see whats coming up, please visit our events tab below

VEI Programs are available free of charge to military veterans, transitioning military members, as well as a National Guard members & Reservist thanks to our partners. VEl is a veteran-led 501(c) Non-Profit organization.