Oklahoma State University
The Oklahoma State Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to soldiers, sailors, airmen, members of the coast guard, and marines disabled as a result of their service. The intent of the VEP is to open the door to entrepreneurial opportunity and small business ownership to you, by developing your competencies in the many steps and activities associated with creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture, and also by helping you coordinate your efforts with programs and services for veterans and others with disabilities.
Like a military boot camp, this program is intense, rigorous, and challenging. Building upon key elements of OSU’s comprehensive entrepreneurship curriculum, the program consists of a series of training modules designed to assist you in creating and growing businesses that can be profitable. A team of experienced faculty and successful entrepreneurs will work with you, providing a fun, interactive, and informative experience. They will introduce entrepreneurship ideas and concepts, and show how to apply them to your current or potential business. The VEP program is offered entirely free to qualified veterans accepted into the program.
“VEP was a game changer for me. I learned a great deal about being an entrepreneur and met incredible veterans who are impacting society! I am utilizing many skills learns at OSU for the future of my business. Just recently I spoke on resiliency at Fort Bragg and implemented my idea of having a person impacted by trauma leading the session. My idea would not have come to light had it not been for OSU’s VEP program.”
– John Register, VEP 2015 Delegate