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Program Overview

We believe most veterans don’t fully recognize the core skills we have that make us more prepared to face the challenge of entrepreneurship than our civilian peers with comparable years of work experience. We only figure that out over time. Our goal is to accelerate that time.

The VetToCEO core program is a seven-week program. You'll join a group of fellow qualified veterans and Active, Guard, and Reserve military who are either exploring entrepreneurship as a career path choice or aggressively completing their business plan.

Current Program

Our next program will start in late summer 2019! Fill out the Get Involved form to stay informed!

M1: Orientation and Marketing I - Knowing Our Market
M2: Marketing II - Focusing Our Business
M3: Mission - Mission and Purpose
M4: Execution - Legal and Organizational
M5: Finance I - Building our financial plan and projections
M6: Finance II - Sources of Funding
M7: Command & Signal - Networking, Additional Resources, Next Steps

 Free for veterans and Active, Guard, and Reserve military only!


Program Objectives

Construct a Business Model

Apply what you learn in each of the seven modules to construct a viable business model based on the military planning model framework.

Develop a funding strategy

You will use what you learn about different types of funding sources to create a funding strategy. Also, learn how to develop a complete set of financial projections for your business.

Collaborate with other veterans

Work with veterans who have similar interests that may lead to partnering opportunities.

On-going mentoring/support

You get to participate in on-going mentoring/support in starting your business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the program really free?

Yes. Qualified veterans and transitioning members of the military can attend our programs at no cost. The only requirement is for each participant to provide their DD214 if a veteran or their ID card if still Active, Guard, or Reserve.

What are some of the ways others can pitch in?

VetToCEO welcomes anyone who wants to help. We are always seeking guest speakers, mentors, bankers and investors who want to share their knowledge and experience with the veteran community. Simply fill out our simple form located at the "Get Involved" tab to get in touch with us. Since our programs are online, helping out is easy.

How can I become an instructor?

We're always looking for fellow veterans who are experienced entrepreneurs who want to facilitate the programs. Please contact us by filling out the for at the Get Involved tab and we'll be in touch.

In what ways can I consider investing in a veteran entrepreneur?

VetToCEO is not a licensed broker. We simply can connect you directly with a veteran entrepreneur. We use the innovative GUST platform ( so it's easy to view a participating veteran's business plan and related documentation, as well as deal directly with the veteran as you would with any entrepreneur.

What platforms do you use to deliver the programs?

We have partnered with K16Online, a division of LogicBay corporation, GUST, and Adobe Connect to provide the online environment for our programs.

Is it easy to be a guest speaker?

Yes. Since our programs are online, guest speakers simply call into our web session - usually in the evening hours - for approximately 30 minutes. We will prepare you for the session via email and a chat before the session. Many of our guest speakers participate several times. The only thing we ask is that guest speakers do not solicit any business from participants.

How can I donate?

Please see the "Sponsor our Vets" page for information on how you can donate with individual or corporate donations. We also can tailor a donation package that best suits your organization's objectives.

Are your programs considered "MOOCs" -- Massive Open Online Courses?

We consider them "MSOC" - Massive Selective Online Courses. They are not open to the public. You must be a veteran or transitioning member of the military. The content and programs are tailored to what military experience brings to entrepreneurship.

Interested in Joining VetToCEO?