Hofstra Veterans Venture Challenge

The Hofstra Veterans Venture Challenge is a business mentoring program offering $100,000 in competitive seed funding to veteran entrepreneurs around the country. 

A partnership of Hofstra’s Center for Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur-in-Residence Kevin Hesselbirg and the United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce, the program will consist of a virtual course based upon Business Model Canvas, an in-person business Bootcamp at Hofstra University, mentoring from experienced leaders, and the opportunity to participate in the Pitch Competition, which will provide seed capital, in-kind services, and connections to funding sources and mentorship.

The Hofstra Veterans Venture Challenge will give back to the brave veterans who have fought to defend and protect the United States. 

Applications for the 2021 Hofstra Veterans Venture Challenge are due by January 31, 2021. 

The Challenge is open to veteran entrepreneurs in the United States with early stage companies. The program will cover the cost of housing at Hofstra University for four days during the Bootcamp. The Hofstra Veterans Venture Challenge is designed to further develop and translate your innate leadership skills by supporting your new entrepreneurial dreams and helping your business develop from ideation through initial funding.

Veterans Venture Challenge

Email questions to [email protected].

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