2018 Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium

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Join us for the 6th Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS), November 3, 2018 at HCC’s Dale Mabry Campus and learn more about starting your own business!

⭐️  This event is designed for Veterans, active duty personnel of all service components, their spouses, and civilian business partners who are interested in starting a business, or already have a small business and need additional knowledge and tools to grow that business. The general public is also welcome to attend, learn, network, and collaborate.

⭐️  Do you have a business idea or early stage business? Would you like to apply for the 6th Annual VETS Business Pitch Event and compete for cash and other prizes? APPLICATION FOR THE PITCH EVENT OPENS SUMMER 2018. (You must be a Veteran or current service member to be considered for the business pitch competition.)

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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

8:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9:00 a.m. Welcome, Color Guard, National Anthem

9:30 a.m. General Session
10:30 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 1

  • FRANCHISE IT!
  • MARKET IT!
  • PITCH IT! (required for competitors)

11:10 – 12:15pm Networking Lunch | Campus Tours | Resources

12:15 – 12:55pm BREAKOUT SESSION 2

  • BUILD IT!
  • MARKET IT!
  • MANAGE IT!
  • CONTRACT IT!

1:05 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 3

  • FUND IT!
  • LEAD IT!
  • IMPACT IT!

2:00 p.m. PITCH COMPETITION

4:00 p.m. Pitch Winner Announced