Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

quote-white  EMPOWERING OUR NATION’S HEROES TO SUCCEED IN THE NEW BUSINESS WORLD A collaboration of HCC, Houston Regional Veterans Chamber of Commerce, and regional partners

The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) is designed to help veterans start and grow a small business.

The program offers cutting-edge, experiential digital technology training from technology experts, practical Small Business Success Series by HCC© training, access to a local launchpad, access to HCC’s Entrepreneurial Programs (Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Minority Business Development Agency, HCC Business Plan Competition, etc.), and a unique Pitch Competition for Veterans and Military family members interested in learning about entrepreneurship and small business ownership!

Stage 1: Practical Digital Skills


Stage 2: Practical Business Skills


Stage 3: Local Launch Pad

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Who can attend

VEP Invites

  • Veterans who have separated or are in the process of separating from the military. 
  • Family members of Veterans and military dependents. 
  • The Practical Business Skills program has an application that requires the applicant to have developed a business concept or have an existing business less than three years old. 


VEP Cost

VEP is free to veterans and military members and family, over the age of 18.   

The costs of the VEP are underwritten by sponsors and donors.


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Center for Entrepreneurship - Southwest Contact

Ravi Brahmbhatt, MBA

Director, Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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The Center for Entrepreneurship at Southwest College offers entrepreneurial workshops, training, and specialized entrepreneurial programs in collaboration with our HCC Centers of Excellence of Digital Information Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing. We offer one-on-one and group mentoring services to help develop a personalized pathway for entrepreneurship and innovation with our three student clubs: Innovation, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing.

Veterans Entrepreneurship Program


Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

Opportunity Workshops, Small Business Workshops, Business Summits, 21st Century Skills Trainings, Student Hackathons & Tech Faires to build innovation and entrepreneurship skills.

We build ChangeMakers for Houston

Office of Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Inspiring Action!


Inspiring Action!

IDEAS Pitch Competition, InnovateHER Competition, One-on-One Mentoring, Open Office hours, Access to Houston's Startup EcoSystem and Investors.

We Grow Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Ravi Brahmbhatt, Director