Our mission is to inspire, equip, and support veteran small businesses through content that makes you better business owners and awards that provide a boost of financial support to grow your business. We're accomplishing a piece of our mission every day. Follow these steps to qualify and apply for the Veteran Small Business Award:
Please create a video under two minutes and upload it to YouTube. Previous applicants have submitted a product video, company video or a video of them speaking to us about their company and mission. Just make it compelling enough to make it as a finalist and to get votes.
Navy SEAL. Founder/CEO of Mission Sync LLC, a national security consulting firm specializing in the intelligence and special operations sectors. Executive Director, Foundation for Innovation and Discovery (FINND). Former Operations Officer (Intelligence Community). Dartmouth.
You don't necessarily have to be a veteran. If you fall under any of the below, you are eligible to apply.
What requirements must my business meet?
Deadline for the next award is September 30, 2017 at midnight ET. The Foundation will select the 5-10 finalists. The finalists will be presented on the Foundation website for a public vote mid-month. The winners will be announced a couple of days later.
Three winners will earn an award each month. First place will receive $5,000. Second place will receive $3,000. Third place will receive $2,000.
Awards are given on a recurring basis, approximately quarterly.
Once all businesses have been submitted for the month, the Foundation will choose the finalists, which could be betweeen 5 to 10 businesses (depending on the number of applicants). Voting will be based on five criteria below:
The Foundation will announce the finalists and allow the public to vote for their favorite business. This gives each finalist the opportunity to share and to get as many votes as they can!
Contact us if you have any questions at [email protected]
You can create a video through your computer or phone. Please keep it under two minutes. You will be judged on:
Upload your video to YouTube or another online video sharing service and share the url on the application form.