Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

Learn the steps and stages of business creation, with a tailored emphasis on the unique challenges and opportunities associated with being a veteran business owner.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Post 9/11 veteran with a service-connected disability

LENGTH
  • 30 days – online
  • 9 days – residential training
  • 12 months post program support
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Families

Offering small business training and a vocational, economic path forward for military spouses and family members, or surviving spouse of a military member who gave his or her life in service to our country.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Military family members who serve in a caregiver role to a veteran with a service-connected disability

LENGTH
  • 30 days – online
  • 9 days –  residential training
  • 12 months post program support
Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Providing women veterans and military spouses the training, networking and mentorship supports they need to be successful in turning a small business idea or start-up into a growing venture.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Women veterans
  • Active-duty women
  • Women military spouses/life partners

LENGTH
  • 15 days – online
  • 3 day – conference
  • 12 months post program support
Boots to Business

Two-step small business training program offered by the SBA as a training track within the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP).


ELIGIBILITY
  • Transitioning service members (all pay grades, enlisted and officer)
  • Military spouses

LENGTH
  • Step 1: Intro to Entrepreneurship, 2 days – in-person course
  • Step 2: Foundations of Entrepreneurship, 8 weeks – online
Boots to Business Reboot

Providing veterans of all eras an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, opportunity recognition, and public and private resources.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Veterans and service members of all eras
  • National Guard and Reservists
  • Military spouses

LENGTH
  • Step 1: Intro to Entrepreneurship, 2 days – in-person course
  • Step 2: Foundations of Entrepreneurship, 8 weeks – online
Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship

A one-stop resource connecting thousands of service providers to the veteran and military-connected entrepreneurs who need them.


WHAT YOU’LL FIND
  • National Entrepreneurship Resource Database
  • Best Practices for Educators and Training Programs
  • Supportive Services
Coalition for Veteran Owned Business

Supporting the success of veteran, service member, and military spouse-owned businesses by demystifying the process and connecting business owners to commerce and supply opportunities.


WHAT YOU’LL FIND
  • Resources to connect small business owners with education, lending and networks for entrepreneurs
  • Solutions, products and services in a collaborative, accessible manner
VETNET

Transitioning from military to civilian life presents unique challenges. To make things easier and provide structure, a few of the leading organizations in veteran career development have combined forces to create one efficient, easy place to start.


WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
  • A free, online resource for veterans and military families innovative networking tools
  • Career training
  • Job opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship classes
VetSmallBiz Challenge

This is more than a business plan competition, it’s an exclusive program that will identify some of the most promising veteran businesses across the country; and through elite coaching, collaboration, and capital infusion bring each to new heights.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Controlling business owner or the majority of equally-shared partnership members must have an honorable discharge status from the U.S. Military
  • Operating for at least one year, formed before December 18, 2015
  • Form DDF214 showing honorable discharge is required
  • Limited to residents of the United States