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Attention female veterans!  Are you interested in starting a technology business?  If so, you may want to find out more and consider participating in next week’s first ever hackathon for female veterans.

What’s a hackathon you ask?  A hackathon is a full day business and app development competition.  The event’s goal is to invite returning veterans to be part of a team focused on building successful startups and to foster a community of veteran entrepreneurship.

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will be participating in the event, Women-VetsInTech Hackathon @ Facebook, as a keynote speaker.  The event will be held at the Facebook Campus, Bldg 15, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA on Monday August 25th from 9am to 8pm.

To find out more information or sign up, please visit http://t.co/FDY7G48Yjn.

B2B LAAttention all honorably discharged Veterans and Veteran spouses in the Los Angeles area: If you are an entrepreneur running your own business or considering starting your own company, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has some great news for you! The SBA will soon be holding the entrepreneurial education program Boots to Business: Reboot.

The SBA offers the Boots to Business: Reboot program in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and military families at Syracuse University (IVMF).  The program provides assistance to Veterans exploring self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts, and the foundational knowledge required for developing a business plan. Through the program, Veterans are also connected to SBA resources that enable them to access start-up capital and obtain any additional technical assistance.

The Los Angeles area Boots to Business Reboot session will be held Friday, August 15th , from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday, August 16th ,  from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event will take place at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, Lincoln Room, 1816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA.

Parking for the event is limited. Most attendees will have to park in the overflow lot down the street at Los Angeles Trade Tech, on the roof-top parking lot, which is accessible from Flower Street.

The knowledge, skills, resources and networking contacts gained through the Boots to Business: Reboot program can be the difference between a successful Veteran owned small business and a business idea that never got off the ground.

To register for the two-day L.A. event, please visit http://boots2business.org/reboot-apply.aspx

Openings are limited, sign up now!

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA) is a non-profit business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation. That is why VAMBOA provides its members with Business Coaching, Contracting Opportunities, a Blog that provides information, Networking contacts and other resources. Membership is FREE to Veterans. Join Now!

 

VAMBOA: Enroll in Veteran Entrepreneur Class in LA:By Debbie Gregory

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Attention: Service Disabled Small Business Owners–

Do You Want To Be A Supplier for a

Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Pharmaceutical Company?

 

Immediate Opportunities

 

One of VAMBOA’s valued corporate sponsors is seeking

Service Disabled Veteran Small Business Owners

to work with them in the following business categories:

 

  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Conference/ Meetings/Tradeshow/Booths
  • Contract Sales
  • Customer Relationship Marketing
  • Data
  • Digital Creative and media
  • Digital Media
  • IS – Hardware Maintenance/network/equipment/supplies
  • Legal, Litigation Support Expense
  • Marketing Fulfillment
  • Medical Communication
  • Media
  • Primary Research
  • Printed Materials
  • Promotions
  • Public Relations
  • Speaker Bureaus
  • Staff Services – Temporary Staffing
  • Subscriptions
  • Traditional Creative Media
  • Training

 

 

Apply immediately to info@vamboa.org with the following information by 8/1/14:

 

Business Category (from above)-

Company Name-

Contact Name-

Email Address-

Phone Number-

Boots to Business Reboot

In keeping with the its commitment to Veterans, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has sponsored the Boots to Business program. As Veterans transition to civilian life, the Boots to Business program has offered training courses to make their dreams of business ownership a reality.

The widely popular “Boots to Business: From Service to Startup” is a program offered to future entrepreneurs while they’re still in uniform, as a component of the Department of Defense’s redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The curriculum for “Boots to Business: from Service to Startup” was designed to introduce concepts, information and resources about business ownership to transitioning service members. Along with the education, the program also connects service members to crucial resources in their local communities.

The SBA has added an additional curriculum to their program. “Boots to Business: Reboot,” is an entrepreneurship training course for Veterans that is being hosted in twelve locations across the country.

Each session will host up to 100 Veterans for a two-day course, titled Introduction to Entrepreneurship, led by the SBA’s resource partners, as well as industry experts from Syracuse University’s Institute for Veteran and Military Families (IVMF).

“Boots to Business: Reboot” will introduce Veteran entrepreneurs to the basics of business ownership.  The curriculum will lead Veterans through evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. “Boots to Business: Reboot” will also connect participating Veterans to a network of business support contacts by introducing them to the SBA’s network of Veteran Business Outreach centers, Women’s Business centers, Small Business Development centers and SCORE counselors.

At the conclusion of the two-day training, Veteran entrepreneurs will be eligible to register for an eight-week online course called “Foundations of Entrepreneurship.” This program is led by instructors from IVMF, and offers Veterans in-depth instruction on the elements of a business plan, as well as techniques and advice for starting their own businesses.

After completing “Boots to Business: Reboot,” and “Foundations of Entrepreneurship”  Veteran entrepreneurs will possess the tools and knowledge needed to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, connect with local resources, and launch their own small businesses.

The “Boots to Business: Reboot” events run through Aug. 25-26.

July 24 – 25: Dallas- Fort Worth, Texas

July 29- 30: Miami, Florida

July 31 – August 1: Chicago, Illinois

August 1 – 2: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

August 5 – 6: Boston, Massachusetts

August 6 – 7: Albuquerque, New Mexico

August 8 – 9: Kansas City, Missouri

August 13 – 14: Detroit, Michigan

August 15 – 16: Los Angeles, California

August 20 – 21: Seattle, Washington

August 25 – 26: Charlotte, North Carolina

For more information and to register for events Veterans interested in business ownership are encouraged to visit www.boots2businessreboot.org

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA) is a non-profit business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation. That is why VAMBOA provides its members with Business Coaching, Contracting Opportunities, a Blog that provides information, Networking contacts and other resources. Membership is FREE to Veterans. Join Now!

VAMBOA: New Boots to Business Program: By Debbie Gregory