The largest veteran-focused business plan competition in the country!
Veterans Business Battle serves as a forum for veteran entrepreneurs and investors. Finalists are invited to pitch business plans for a chance at investment and prize money.
The goal is to push as many veteran-owned businesses to success as possible.
The largest business competition for military veterans is looking for new entrepreneurs.
Fueling our nation’s military heroes to succeed in the business world
Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Veterans Business Battle. The event gives military veterans an opportunity to pitch their business plans. They pitch to a panel of investors for the opportunity of investments, business partnerships, and prize money. In the last three years, more than $3 million investment offers have been extended.
Application for 2019 Veterans Business Battle
To apply, applicants must submit a business plan on the competition website, https://business.rice.edu/veterans-business-battle by Feb. 1, 2019.
The businesses must be majority owned by an honorably discharged military veteran living in the United States.
Both early-stage businesses and existing companies needing growth capital are encouraged to apply.
The finalists will be invited to make their business pitch April 12-13, 2019 at Rice University.
All types of businesses are encouraged. Previous winners include technology firms, retail products, commercial drone business, technology firms and more.
Those interested in competing should visit: https://business.rice.edu/veterans-business-battle or call 281-594-7550.
Writing a Business Plan for Your veteran-owned business
Business plans outline your business goals and the details for how you will achieve them.
Potential investors will want to know you’ve thought every aspect of your future business growth through in great detail.
Writing a business plan is the best way to get your thoughts and plan of attack into a clear and concise document that can change and improve over time.
Business Plan Resources
- 5 Essentials of the Perfect Business Plan – This will help you to understand the building blocks of an exceptional business plan.
- How to Write a Business Plan – This is a free course from U.S. Small Business Administration Learning Center.
- Introduction and Overview of Business Plans – Here you will find an 60 minute video by Joe Hadzima for MIT’s OpenCourseWare.