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2018 Military, Veterans, and Spouse Entrepreneurs Summit & Pitch Contest
September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
ATTENTION ALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VETERAN AND MILITARY SPOUSE ENTREPRENEURS!! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Come SHARE, SUPPORT, and SUCCEED with over 400 veteran, military and spouse entrepreneurs. Get mentoring, hear from experts, gain access to financing, and learn how to make your business excel. Connect with veteran business owners looking for interns to help them grow their business. Learn the tricks of the trade
The event is open to all veterans, active duty military and military spouses. It includes a panel discussion and “Pitch Off Competition” in front of angel and institutional investors. Attendees will learn about starting a business, taking the “big idea” that all entrepreneurs have and gain insight on how to grow it as well as learning about franchising and government contracting. There will also be workshops, networking as well as nationally renowned speakers, including Liz Perez, Deputy Secretary for Minority Veterans, California Department of Veterans Affairs. The summit will provide extensive resources to help veterans stay connected and be inspired. The attendance is expected to sell out. With 300+ in attendance, early registration is encouraged.
Community partners who are making this possible include: The San Diego Veterans Coalition, National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. aka REBOOT™, The Rosie Network, Veterans Launch, First Command, Ashford University, USD, Sierra College, Hire G.I., Farmers Insurance, Navy Federal Credit Union, JP Morgan Chase, DGS California Department of General Services, UCSD, Veteran’s Chamber of Commerce, and many more.
Panel Discussions/Pitch Off Competition/Tracks
Starting a Business | Accessing Funding | Growing Your Business | Contracting | Franchising
Workshops & Networking
Network with over 350 Mil/Vets | 60 Exhibitors/Resources | Nationally Recognized Speakers/Subject Matter Experts | Get and Stay Connected to People/Resources | Connect with Mentors | Internship Opportunities