TAKING VETERAN STARTUPS
to the next level
VEIP has accelerated over
Veteran Owned Startups
Bringing people & resources together from across the country to create an access to capital ecosystem, where military service is the most reliable pathway to successful entrepreneurship
What We Do:
VEIP can contribute to your company in multiple ways. Whether your company is at the idea stage or ready for financing rounds of investment capital, there’s a program here to suit your company’s access to capital.
Pop-Up Labs—a one to two-day educational programs—are held throughout the
country. Pop-Up Labs focus on different aspects of entrepreneurship and access to capital.
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.
Who Made The List?
NYC Ranked #1 for Veteran Entrepreneurs
A Community to Serve
Globally actualize go forward bandwidth before excellent data. Monotonectally cultivate wireless data for interdependent interfaces. Authoritatively repurpose economically sound e-services with innovative information. Intrinsicly unleash stand-alone platforms without competitive intellectual capital. Progressively extend distributed schemas via corporate innovation
As The Economy Reopens, Look To Veteran-Owned Companies
" Veteran-owned businesses also employ 5.8 million Americans and bring in a revenue of $1.14 trillion annually."
"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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