Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program

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 tuition-free, online and on-campus 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 workshops held on the campuses of our six academic partners. The third pathway is an advanced on-campus 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 VOB through partnerships with our investors StreetShares and The Bricks.

Tuition-Free for Qualified Veterans

Veterans Florida and each of our academic partners dedicate existing small business development and military and veteran resources to deliver the program tuition-free to you.

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 On-Campus Workshops

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

Registration Closed

Master Advanced Program

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

Registration Closed

Network Partners

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program network comprises six universities across the state with established small business programs and expert instructors.

  • University of Central Florida
  • University of West Florida
  • University of North Florida
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Atlantic University

Impact of the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program

  • $4 MIL Revenue

    generated by our graduates
  • 307 Veterans

    completed our programs
  • 50 Businesses

    opened by our veterans to date
  • 27 Hires

    made by our veterans to date
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