Three awards will be given:
Applicants qualify and apply.
After applicants have been submitted, the Foundation will choose 8-15 finalists. Based on five criteria below:
Finalist videos are then posted on the Foundation website for public vote in order to determine which three finalists will travel to the MGM National Harbor to pitch live on April 18, 2019. The live audience will determine the recipients of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Please see full award rules, terms, and conditions.
The deadline to apply for the next StreetShares Foundation Veteran Small Business Award is Friday, March 8 at midnight EST.
The three entrepreneurs with the highest vote count will travel to the MGM National Harbor to pitch live on April 18, 2019 at BourBiz.
See what award winners from last year used their grant funding for.
The most important impact the Award had on me was directly due to the feeling that someone actually believed in me and my ability to grow my company in to something that will create jobs and opportunities for veterans, military spouses and moms in general. Something changed in me that day, I finally had a little capital to hire a franchise consultant and one year later I was able to sell my first franchise!
Angela Cody, USAF Veteran and Owner Major Mom, a home organization franchise business[fa icon="quote-right"]
This award provided a great social media opportunity. We were recognized by two other organizations, Colorado CleanTech Industries Association and the State of Colorado. Since we received the award, we've hired four other employees and two of them are Veterans.
Dennis Roark, U.S. Army Veteran and CEO Terra Ferma Inc., a provider of power and communications systems to the world’s most isolated locations[fa icon="quote-right"]
With the award, we were able to build and launch our new website and sales doubled in ONE month. Without this award, I can confidently say that we would no longer be in business. Because of it, we have created books for almost 2,000 military families and helped them explain deployments to their young children.
Bridget Platt, Marine Corps Spouse and CEO Daddy’s Deployed, a personalized children’s book company for military families[fa icon="quote-right"]
If you fall under any of the criteria below, you are eligible to apply.
What requirements must my business meet?
The deadline to apply for the next StreetShares Foundation Veteran Small Business Award is Saturday, March 8 at midnight EST.
1st Place: $25,000
2nd Place: $15,000
3rd Place: $10,000
The deadline to apply for the next Veteran Small Business Award in March 8, 2019 at midnight ET.
The StreetShares Foundation will choose 8 to 15 military veteran entrepreneur applicants and feature these individuals on the StreetShares Foundation website for public vote.
The finalists are determined by the following criteria
The three military veteran entrepreneurs with the highest vote count will travel to the MGM National Harbor to pitch live at BourBiz on April 18, 2019. The live audience will vote to determine the recipients of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
You can create a video using a camera, computer or phone. Your video must be no more than 2 minutes duration.
The criteria are as follows:
Upload your video to YouTube or another online video sharing service and share the url on the application form.
Prepare to share the video file with the StreetShares Foundation team.