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Veterans Entrepreneurship Program


Helping Veterans Launch or

Grow Their Own Businesses

VEP StarOur military veterans served and protected our nation and acquired knowledge and skills including risk management, performance under pressure, and leadership. To help military veterans translate those skills to the civilian world and build successful businesses, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is proud to present the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP).

Now in its tenth year, the VEP offers a highly innovative immersion program built around hands-on learning, personalized interaction, and exposure to inspiring role models. Our mission is to foster the creation of successful, profitable ventures owned by veterans. A team of world-class faculty, distinguished entrepreneurs, and subject matter experts work with delegates, providing a challenging, interactive, and informative experience.

The Gary W. Rollins College of Business and its location in Chattanooga, Tennessee, are an ideal venue for the VEP. Chattanooga is an emerging global entrepreneurial hub, steeped in history, and on the cutting edge of entrepreneurial practice and education.

Through our consortium, VEP has served 600+ veterans. In order to continue to serve as many of our nation's veterans as possible, the VEP is also offered at Oklahoma State University and the University of Florida. For more information about their program and schedule, please visit their website. 

"The VEP was one of the most challenging and life-changing experiences. We all walked away with a wealth of knowledge and amazing connections that will help us grow as individuals and as entrepreneurs."

— Lindsey Drury, 2018 VEP Graduate