NATIONAL BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION open to veteran entrepreneurs! $100K IN PRIZES

On behalf of the IVMF, we are thrilled to present the VetSmallBiz Growth Challenge a Business Plan Competition developed for veteran entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level.  This unique competition offers elite growth and pitch coaching prior to the competition finals.  Winners will receive exposure to a distinguished judging panel, access to capital – $100K in total to be awarded – and three months of individualized coaching.  This Challenge is offered through the generous support of The Marcus Foundation.

1st – 
2nd – 
3rd – 
Best Venture Impacting Veterans –
Most Innovative –
Best Social Venture –
Semifinalists – 
Pitch Coaching
Finalists – 
Growth Coaching

Applications will be accepted through December 18th.

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Open to U.S. service member and veteran entrepreneurs of all eras of service.

What to Expect: Over the course of this challenge, semifinalists will receive three weeks of elite growth coaching with their fellow competitors in an online group setting before they get to the finale, and winners will receive three months of growth coaching after the competition comes to a close.  The finale is a one-day challenge event that will expose the finalists to a distinguished group of judges and the opportunity to learn from each other during their 20-minute venture pitch round.

Learn more and apply at

Event Contact: Kim Street, Program Manager,, (315) 443-9512

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