Veterans Entrepreneurship Program
Local Launch Pad
Ready? Set, Go! Learn of resources and funding from HCC entrepreneurial programs and local organizations who serve veterans and military families. Events include a Veteran Higher Education Panel and a Veteran Entrepreneurship Panel with resources partners for Veterans interested in small business and entrepreneurship. Lastly, a Veteran Business Pitch Competition to launch businesses, selected by a panel of distinguish judges, for a chance to win seed capital and scholarships!
This integrated three-stage program covers the key elements of gaining 21st century digital skills, building practical small business and entrepreneurship skills, and offers an innovative combination local resources and support structure to launch and grow businesses!Timeline & Calendar
Veteran Higher Education Panel
HCC and UST offer veterans an opportunity to pursue their college degree or certificate and have advisors and experts to help them through the process. This session will introduce local college resources who will share program information and processes for admission.
Veteran Entrepreneurship Panel
The armed forces teach you lifelong skills, and many of these skills are transferable in becoming a business entrepreneur. Effectively managing risk, operating under pressure, and being resourceful are just a few qualities needed in both business and the military. Hear from a panel of local business owners who will share insightful tips and experiences to help aspiring veteran entrepreneurs.
THE PITCH COMPETITION
HCC and UST will co-sponsor a pitch competition that includes business training, mentoring, and access to seed capital for their winning startups.