The PenFed Foundation Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program, in partnership with the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Women Veteran-Owned Small Business (WVOSB), is focused on developing established woman veteran entrepreneurs in the federal and commercial marketplace.

The accelerator series will directly engage women, veteran entrepreneurs, through business-focused education, business development and scaling strategies, access to resources, and leveraging connections that inspire and prepare them to grow their businesses.

Accelerator Boot Camp - Key Elements:

The Department of Veteran Affairs Accelerator Boot Camp features key elements designed to prepare 200 female veteran entrepreneurs for sustainability and growth in the federal and commercial marketplace:

Business Coaching
Relationship Building with Prime Vendor & Industry Champions
Strategic Market Research
Focused Capabilities
Building Relationships
Pitch Coaching/ Exhibition
Business Operations / Sustainability
Business Growth / Scale

The program will bring together the necessary resources and unique partners to form a public/private partnership, including:
- Thought leadership and intellectual capital
- Veteran entrepreneur leaders and veteran service organizations; and
- Other strategic partners who will play unique roles in helping the WVOSB accomplish its mission.

The Department of Veteran Affairs Accelerator Boot Camp features key elements designed to prepare female veteran entrepreneurs for sustainability and growth in the federal and commercial marketplace:
Class Sessions
Business Coaching
Relationship Building with Industry Champions
Pitch Exhibition

PRESENTED BY:

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application Deadline: May 28, 2021

Accelerator Starts: June 29, 2021

Workshop Sessions: 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24 & 9/7; 3 - 6pm EST

Business Coaching Starts: July 6, 2021

Business Coaching Sessions: 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17, 8/31; ??:00

GRANT AWARDS:

First Place: $15,000
Second Place: $10,000
Third Place: $5,000

ALL THREE FINALIST WILL RECEIVE:

- TBD
- Digital Marketing
- TBD
- As Well As Promotion

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