In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PenFed Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program (VEIP) has taken preventive measures to ensuring the safety of others. Effective immediately, our Master’s Program will be rescheduled until the fall and our Pop-Up labs will be conducted virtually. We will continue to focus on advancing the veteran entrepreneur eco-system and the resources available to accessing capital. Stay informed by visiting us at https://veip.penfedfoundation.org/
Coming together as a community and nation is very important! Our economy and businesses have been put to the test during these times. If you’re interested in co-hosting a pop-up webinar and continuing to support the entrepreneur community or simply have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Suzie Mills, is an Air Force veteran, founder of Honest Soul Yoga and PenFed Foundation investee. Shortly after separating from the Air Force, Suzie launched her yoga studio business in February 2013. She felt that yoga provided grounding, personal empowerment and physical restoration and wanted to share that gift with others. Honest Soul Yoga, started in Susie’s basement, is now a national brand.
Nearly 10 percent of all U.S. businesses are majority owned by veterans, employing over 5 million people and bringing in over $ 1 trillion in revenue. Veterans are known for their resourcefulness, leadership capabilities and unique skillsets – but where a veteran lives is also an important factor in his or her success.
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Austin Bunker Labs Veterans in Residence Tribe Webinar
Entrepreneur Financials, Pitching and Accessing Capital during the COVID-19 pandemic
Who: PenFed Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program, cohosted by the Austin Bunker Labs Tribe
What: Join the Director of the PenFed Foundation Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program, Seda Goff, in conjunction with the Austin Bunker Labs Tribe, as she discusses entrepreneurial financials, pitching and accessing capital during this pandemic
When: Wednesday, March 31, 2020; 5:00 pm EST
Where: Webinar hosted by the PenFed Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program
"The pitch prep was a huge value add for us! We have done about 400 pitches and consistently struggled with how we illustrated our market sizes. Since shared-kitchens/co-work kitchens are a pretty recent innovation, no one has approached market sizing quite right, including us. I have segmented our market in a variety of ways and was NEVER satisfied with how those numbers fit in our story - it was frustrating and I learned to dance around that part of my pitch - not the preferred solution. However, Seda saw the solution immediately - her suggestion was straightforward and clearly connected our approach to market sizing to our model AND the problems our company solves. The real value is that I believe in my market sizes now and can sell them confidently. Makes that part of my job as a founder so much easier"
CEO, Milk Money Kitchens
"VEIPS's process not only exceeded my expectations but was run professionally and delivered immediate value. The pitch and review process provided honest and valuable feedback from a community and organization that truly cares about the growth of veteran companies"
CEO, Family Proud
"VEIP gave us the opportunity to pitch our business to a distinguished review board consisting of 20-25 influential and highly connected individuals. The opportunity was both humbling and invigorating knowing that an organization like VEIP is that committed to supporting veteran entrepreneurs. While many organizations preach supporting veteran entrepreneurs, VEIP follows through on that promise in a big way. Thank you again, VEIP"
CEO, Jedburgh Technology
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