In partnership with Bunker Labs, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping new veteran entrepreneurs start their own business, Bob Evans Farms will select three veteran-owned businesses to attend a pitching event on April 25, 2019. Each finalist will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City and a personalized 45-minute prep session with world-renowned businessman and investor Daymond John to refine their pitch in an effort to win a $30,000 business grant.
Veteran entrepreneurs can enter the Heroes to CEOs contest through March 20 by submitting a video sharing their business idea and a plan demonstrating a solid business concept at OurFarmSalutes.com. The contest is open to veterans of all U.S. military branches who own an independent registered business or have a plan for an independent business in the United States or the District of Columbia. Nonprofits are also eligible for the grant.
Eligible entries will be scored based on reason, presentation, feasibility, opportunity, and future success of the business or plan submitted. In order to have businesses considered, Veteran entrepreneurs are required to submit a plan demonstrating a solid business concept, multimedia assets in a video format, and answer a series of questions about their business.
Read the press release here.