Veterans Business Outreach Center

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program is designed to help veterans and military spouses start, purchase, or grow a business. As part of this nationwide initiative, VetBiz serves Missouri, Kansas, and Southern Illinois. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.     

Regional Boots to Business

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans of all eras, and spouses are eligible to participate.

Boots to Business Reboot

Boots to Business Reboot (B2BR) is a one-day training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private resources.

National Resource Programs

National Resource Programs are initiatives that provide resources, training, and support to small business owners to help them achieve their goals.

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative

This program links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action.



V-WISE is open to all women veterans, active-duty female service members, and female partners/spouses of active service members and veterans who share the goal of launching and growing a sustainable business venture. Minimal cost involved.

Patriot Boot Camp

Patriot Boot Camp

This three-day event is designed to engage, inspire, and mentor Veterans and their spouses, to help them start, innovate, and scale the next generation of technology-focused businesses

Vet to CEO

Vet to CEO

This seven-week program is designed and facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs who are also veterans, exclusively for veterans of all branches.


Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans

The EBV program leverages the skills, resources, and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans.


The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP)

The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) offers 5 training programs for owners, principals, and C-level executives of service-disabled and veteran-owned small businesses to help them increase their ability to win government contracts and sustain growth.

Dog Tag Fellowship

The Dog Tag Fellowship Program

The Dog Tag Fellowship Program equips veterans, military spouses, and caregivers with the tools and education to build resilience, find renewed purpose, and forge a community beyond the military.

Hivers and Strivers

Hivers and Strivers Capital

Hiver and Strivers invest exclusively in veteran entrepreneurs. Their successful track record proves that veteran entrepreneurs can produce outsized returns. They are industry agnostic and finance veterans from all military branches.


SLUStart I-Corps

SLUStart I-Corps is a program managed by the Research Innovation Group in Saint Louis University's Office of the Vice President for Research. It is designed to help academic researchers, community inventors and innovators, and aspiring entrepreneurs in the St. Louis region extend their focus beyond academia, the laboratory, and the workshop so that they create successful products and services that deliver real value.

Heroes to Hives

Heroes to Hives Program

Since 2015, the Heroes to Hives program has been leading the nation in training military veterans, National Guard members, Active Duty personnel, Reservists and their dependents in the art and science of beekeeping.

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