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EMPOWERING OUR NATION’S HEROES TO SUCCEED IN THE NEW BUSINESS WORLDA collaboration of HCC, Houston Regional Veterans Chamber of Commerce, and regional partners


The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) is designed to help veterans start and grow a small business.
The program offers cutting-edge, experiential digital technology training from technology experts, practical Small Business Success Series by HCC© training, access to a local launchpad, access to HCC’s Entrepreneurial Programs (Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Minority Business Development Agency, HCC Business Plan Competition, etc.), and a special Pitch Competition for Veterans and Military family members interested in learning about entrepreneurship and small business ownership!

Stage 1: Practical Digital Skills - Register for Stage 1
Stage 2: Practical Business Skills - Register for Stage 2 Training
Stage 3: Local Community LaunchPad (Panels + Pitch Competition)

VEP program Invites:

  • Veterans who have separated or are in the process of separating from the military. 
  • Family members of Veterans and military dependents. 
  • The Practical Business Skills program has an application that requires the applicant to have developed a business concept or have an existing business that is less than three years old led by a Veteran founder or co-founder.

VEP Cost

VEP is free to veterans, military members, Guards, first responders, and families (spouses and dependents) over 18.  Sponsors and donors underwrite the costs of the VEP.


Houston Community College

Various Locations

Houston Texas
United States

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