The Institute For Veterans and Military Families is presenting the VetSmallBiz Growth Challenge – a Business Plan Competition developed for veteran entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level. This unique competition offers elite growth and pitch coaching prior to the competition finals. Winners will receive exposure to a distinguished judging panel, access to capital – $100K in total to be awarded – and three months of individualized coaching. This Challenge is offered through the generous support of The Marcus Foundation and is open to U.S. service member and veteran entrepreneurs of all eras of service. Applications will be accepted through December 18, 2016.
Semifinalists will receive three weeks of elite growth coaching with their fellow competitors in an online group setting before they get to the finale. Winners will receive three months of growth coaching after the competition comes to a close. The finale is a one-day challenge event that will expose the finalists to a distinguished group of judges and the opportunity to learn from each other during their 20-minute venture pitch round.
1st – $50,000
2nd – $25,000
3rd – $10,000
Best Venture Impacting Veterans – $5,000
Most Innovative – $5,000
Best Social Venture – $5,000
Semifinalists – Pitch Coaching
Finalists – Growth Coaching
225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Event Contact: Kim Street, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, (315) 443-9512
Registration is now open for the largest Procurement Event for the Veteran Small Business Community. VA’s National Small Business Engagement, November 1 -3, 2016, Minneapolis, MN.
NVSBE directly connects VOSBs with PDMs from the Department of Veterans Affairs, other federal agencies, state government, as well as large firms with small business needs—and provides training opportunities to improve the capabilities of small businesses to successfully compete for procurement contracts.
NVSBE also enables VA PDMs to engage with a large number of VOSBs in a short period of time, facilitating market research in support of meeting VA socioeconomic goals.For more information, visit http://www.nvsbe16.com. E
VIP START, a new addition to VIP programming, accelerates the success of Veteran owned small businesses into the Federal marketplace. VIP GROW, the flagship program of VIP, accelerates the growth of Veteran owned small businesses in the federal marketplace. VIP START – October 18 – 20, 2016. VIP GROW – December 6-8, 2016, and something new, VIP INTL. – March 14 – 16, 2017. Visit them on the web to learn more and to register for these amazing programs.
Disabled Veteran Business Alliance (DVBA) – Turning Contracts into Contacts – 5th Annual Procurement Conference. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Southern California Gas Company’s Energy Resource Center 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241. Go here for details: