Entrepreneurship Program Benefits

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Get Help Starting Your Veteran-Owned Business

Nearly one in four active duty service members and veterans want to open and operate their own business. Opportunity, freedom, and challenge attract them to business ownership. Are you one of them?

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program offers you online and in person instruction designed to match up with your level of knowledge and your busy schedule.

The program provides three pathways of instruction. The first pathway comprises online lessons that will familiarize you with basic terminology and concepts. The second pathway offers specialized in person workshops held by our six network partners. The third pathway is an advanced multi-week program that delves more deeply into all aspects of entrepreneurship.

Do you already own your own business? If so, we can help you get certified for free with the Florida Office of Supplier Diversity and find funding for your Veteran Owned Business through partnerships with our investors StreetShares and The Bricks.


Entrepreneurship Program Eligibility 

Discover Online Courses

Learn the basics of entrepreneurship at your own pace with our online curriculum. Perfect for veterans contemplating entrepreneurship. Open to all vets.


Explore In-Person Workshops

2-3 hour workshops held by partner organizations. Ideal for those with early-stage ideas or companies. Open to all vets.

Registration Closed

Advanced Program

60 hours of in-class training held at one of our six participating organizations designed to prepare participants for all elements of entrepreneurship. For veterans with well-defined business ideas or early-stage companies. Acceptance required.


Network Partners

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program network is offered at six network partner organizations across the state.

  • Action Zone, Inc.
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of West Florida

Impact of the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program

  • $19 MIL Revenue

    generated by our graduates
  • 1117 Veterans

    completed our programs
  • 115 Businesses

    opened by our veterans to date
  • 164 Hires

    made by our veterans to date
Resources For Veteran Entrepreneurs