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Veteran Entrepreneurship

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services is excited to announce the hiring of a Veteran Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Coordinator (VEEC).  The VEEC will connect veterans and military spouses to a plethora of entrepreneurship resources and events! Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or just considering what that path may look like, the VEEC can share an extensive list of programs, events and resources all for entrepreneurs.

Questions? Please reach out to our VEEC at entrprenuership@dvs.virginia.gov

In 2012, veterans owned 2.5 million businesses in the U.S*. These businesses: • Represented 9% of all U.S. businesses • Generated $1.1 trillion in receipts • Employed 5.5 million people • Had an annual payroll of $195 billion. Learn more here.

According to a Kauffman Foundation report: “Entrepreneurial ecosystems are becoming recognized as a way to stimulate economic growth, innovation, and social change. Their implementation is gaining momentum across the United States and other parts of the world as their benefits are recognized.” Learn more here.

VETERAN  ENTREPRENEUR LINKS:

https://bunkerlabs.org/

https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/initiatives/veterans/veterans-and-entrepreneurship

https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/partners-initiatives/advancing-entrepreneurial-opportunities/

https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/veteran-and-family-resources/starting-growing-a-business/ebv/

https://hireourheroes.org/category/blog/veteran-entrepreneur-blog/

https://www.sba.gov/content/facts-veterans-and-entrepreneurship

https://thecapitolpost.com/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marklrockefeller/2017/01/19/7-free-resources-veteran-entrepreneurs-will-use-to-crush-it-in-2017/#142b99d9709c

https://www.va.gov/osdbu/entrepreneur/

https://www.ewomennetwork.com/page/homepage

http://www.vastartup.org/

VIRGINIA SPECIFIC RESOURCES:

http://va4e.org/

http://www.cit.org/initiatives/iems/measurement-system/

http://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/index.php/business-va-assistance/startingexpanding-a-business/building-entrepreneurial-economies-bee.html