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StreetShares Foundation The Veteran Small Business Award
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IT'S OUR MISSION TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES TO
SUPPORT VETERAN SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

HOW DO I ENTER?

Follow these steps to qualify and apply for the Veteran Small Business Award:
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Apply for the Award

Craft your application video along with a written pitch.

Your application will be judged on the following:
  1. The social impact of your business on the military community
  2. Your business idea
  3. What customer need are you filling (product-market fit)
  4. Your team and company history
  5. How you plan to use the award and the potential impact

 

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The veteran small business award

The StreetShares Foundation is committed to creating more opportunities for military veteran entrepreneurs. Our grant program allows us to boost veteran small businesses in a big way by providing opportunities for access to capital. 
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AWARDS

1st place: $15,000

2nd place: $6,000

3rd place: $4,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ELIGIBILITY

  • • Applicant must be a veteran, reserve or transitioning active duty member of any of the United States Armed Forces, a spouse of a military member or the child or immediately family member of a Military Member who died on active duty (i.e., a "Gold Star" family member)

  • • Applicant must be a U.S. person and at least 21 years old

  • • Applicant's business must be a legal entity (sole proprietorship or legally incorporated LLC, S-Corp, or C-Corp or formal partnership) under the laws of any U.S. jurisdiction or a legal 501(c)(3) nonprofit

  • • Applicant must own at least 51 percent of the business

  • • The Business entity must have a social impact on the American military veteran community in addition to or in conjunction with the business function

  • • Entrants will create a short video of 2 minutes or less in duration in which the entrant will introduce their business and/or product and pitch the StreetShares Foundation as to why they should be selected for the award by discussing the vision of their firm, goals and the impact and/or anticipated use of the prize if chosen as the grant recipient.
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DEADLINES

 

The StreetShares Foundation will soon announce the upcoming Veteran Small Business Award. Please check back for updates.
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 of Major Mom
Former Grant Winner

COMMITTED TO VETERAN ENTREPRENUERS

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INSPIRE

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EDUCATE

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SUPPORT

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Don’t wait, start your application today!