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Program Calendar


Application Process: Application Deadline is April 15, 2017

  • Applications will be accepted through midnight, April 18th by mail or via web


Final Notification of Admission:  April 28, 2017

  • 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 one week of acceptance.


VEP Phase I:  May 22 - June 26, 2017

  • Self-study curriculum and business concept development.

  • Applicants must successfully complete this phase to be eligible for Phase II.


VEP Phase II:  July 15 - 22, 2017

  • "Boot Camp" at UTC – delegates arrive in Chattanooga on Saturday, July 15th and depart on Sunday, July 23th.


VEP Phase III:  August 2017 - May 2018

  • Follow up mentoring, business development support, and online peer-to-peer networking.