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Program Schedule

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January 5 - April 15, 2015

Applications accepted through midnight, April 15th by mail or via web


April 30, 2015

Final notification of admission. Applicants are notified of admission or rejection on a rolling basis, with final notification to all applicants by this date. As we have limited spots, a signed commitment letter must be received by us within a week of acceptance.


May 25 - June 26, 2015

Phase I: Self Study and Business Concept/Issues Development.


July 25 - August 1, 2015

Phase II: VEP Boot Camp at UTC – delegates arrive in Chattanooga on Saturday, July 25th and depart on Sunday, August 2nd.


August 2015 - May 2016

Phase III: Follow up Mentoring and Business Development Support. Online peer-to-peer networking.


"I attended a similar program and it was a great experience!  For seven days I was able to focus 100% on growing my business and the lessons I learned were invaluable.  I highly encourage all veteran business owners to attend this program."

- Jonathan Williams, President, Accord Federal Services
Founder, Tennessee Veterans Business Association (TVBA)