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Apply to the VEP

Applications for the 2019 program will be accepted starting January 7, 2019.


Applications to the VEP will be accepted from candidates who:

  • Have been Honorably Discharged from active duty (or are currently in the administrative process of separating).

  • Demonstrate a strong interest in entrepreneurship and small business ownership or management.

  • Preference will be given to applicants who are identified as disabled by the Veterans Administration based on a “service-connected” disability.

Costs and Logistics

This program is entirely free to the veteran. All travel, accommodation, meals, materials, and instructional costs will be covered for veterans participating in the program.

Application Procedures

The VEP represents a unique opportunity for men and women who have sacrificed for America’s freedom to take an important step toward realizing their own freedom – economic freedom – through entrepreneurship. VEP is a selective, rigorous, and intense educational initiative that has been created to make a difference. Accordingly, the application process itself is rigorous and selective.

Successful candidates for admission will demonstrate a strong interest in entrepreneurship, high motivation for owning and managing a business, and a high likelihood of successful completion of this intense training program.