Although uniquely tailored to assist veteran entrepreneurs, VIE is open to anyone considering:
The Veterans Entrepreneurship Institute (VIE) is a 25-week certificate program that equips participants with the practical and relevant knowledge, skills, and resources needed to organize, build, and operate a business. It focuses on the critical role that knowledge, innovation, and dogged-perseverance play in driving your unique entrepreneurial vision.
Following this classroom instruction, students work independently and one-on-one with faculty and mentors 8-10 hours per week for an additional 10 weeks.
Students completing this course will be able to:
Identify and explain the individual and social benefits of entrepreneurism and small business.
Develop a working business model that details the key components of their business idea.
Quantify, assess, and demonstrate market and technical feasibility of the service/product for their business idea.
Assess and demonstrate the financial feasibility of their business plan.
Finalize their business model and develop a polished story presentation about their opportunity and plans for implementation.