Application Process: Applications Open Sept. 21, 2023. Application Deadline is April 30, 2024.
Applications must be received by midnight on April 30, 2023 to be considered.
Final Notification of Admission: May 15, 2024
Applicants are notified of admission or rejection on a rolling basis, with final notification to all applicants by this date. As there are a limited number of spots, the selection committee must receive a signed commitment letter within one week of acceptance.
VEP Phase I: May 28 - June 30, 2024
Online Self-study curriculum and business concept development.
Applicants must successfully complete this phase to be eligible for Phase II.
VEP Phase II: July 20 - 27, 2024
Eight-day residency "Boot Camp" in Chattanooga, TN.
Participants will depart on Sunday, July 28.
VEP Phase III: August - December 2024
Follow-up advising, business development support, and online peer-to-peer networking.