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MASTER’S PROGRAM

START-UP FUNDRAISING ACCELERATOR

Apply for Fall 2020 Cohort

Prepare to raise capital in 8 weeks

The Master’s Program is an intensive program to prepare growth-stage, veteran-owned startups to raise investor funds and scale their companies. Two cohorts of 10 companies will be held each year.

Since 2018, the PenFed Foundation Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program has accelerated over 120 veteran owned start-ups, including the following companies:

MASTER’S PROGRAM | Key Elements

The Master’s Program features SIX key elements designed to prepare veteran entrepreneurs for sustainability and growth:

 

  • Camp SOSi Opening Retreat
  • Due Diligence Boot Camp
  • Mentor-Matching
  • Deal Day
  • Fundraising Coaching
  • Professional Services Account - Master’s Program entrepreneurs receive a $5,000 account to pay for professional services through verified vendors or travel and lodging to attend the in-residence programming.

 

CAMP SOSi | Opening Retreat

The Master’s Program will kick off with a retreat for the Master’s Program cohort at Patriot Point on the Chesapeake Bay.

MENTOR MIXER

The Master’s Program’s first week of Due Diligence Boot Camp concludes with a virtual Mentor Mixer. Cohort members will pair with a leader in the business community that will serve as their mentor for the duration of the Master’s Program.

DUE DILIGENCE BOOT CAMP

Fundamentals (WEEKS 1-4)

The first four weeks of the boot camp are focused on preparing due diligence documentation for seed-stage businesses to attract investment.

Traction

WEEK 1

Accounting

WEEK 2

Financials

WEEK 3

Legal

WEEK 4

Investor Prep (WEEKS 5-6)

The latter weeks of the boot camp are focused on preparing veteran entrepreneurs for pitching, meeting with investors, and raising funds.

Pitching

WEEK 5

Investors Meetings

WEEK 6

Deal Day Prep

DEAL DAY

FALL COHORT 2020 – NOVEMBER 5, 2020

Marquee, culminating event of the boot camp that showcases the Master’s Program companies—and their work from the previous six weeks—to potential investor investors.

After Deal Day | On-Going Programming

After Bootcamp and Deal Day, the Master’s Program continues to serve as a resource for program participants in the following ways:

Fundraising Guidance

Coaching

Mentorship

ELIGIBILITY

We’re open to all military veterans and their spouses. Master’s Program participants come from all types of companies and industries. We’re looking for veteran and military spouse owned and led companies ready to grow their defensible and validated business model.

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