2017 Veterans Business Battle Finalists Selected

Veterans Business Battle selects 17 finalists to compete for investment money

Veterans’ Business Battle inspires our country's military veterans to take their proven leadership skills into the business world by stimulating entrepreneurship and helping to launch and grow veteran-owned businesses.

It is the largest veteran-focused business competition in the country and serves as a forum to connect veterans with investors, advisers and resources. It's our goal to lead as many veteran-owned businesses to success as possible.

Last year, the 2nd annual EO Veterans Business Battle was held at Rice University in Houston. Seventeen finalists were invited to pitch their ideas to a small group of investors and business owners from a pool of 125 applicants from across the country that included all branches and ranks of military service.

More than $900,000 of investment offers were extended to small, veteran-owned businesses that presented at the competition! If you're ready to fight for your shot at becoming the next success story, join Entrepreneurs' Organization-Houston this February at the third EO-Houston Veterans Business Battle.

Through a partnership with the Entrepreneurs’ Organization- Houston and Rice University’s Veterans in Business Association, the third EO-Houston Veterans Business Battle will be held in Houston February 24-25, 2017. The competition, a one-of-a-kind opportunity that is exclusive to military veterans, will be open to all types of businesses in various phases.

Qualifying individuals or teams must apply to participate in the competition by January 15th, 2017. Finalists will be notified by February 1st and be invited to pitch their idea to investors and judges during the competition February 24-25, 2017.

The winning entries will receive offers for capital investment from investment groups and individuals that Entrepreneurs Organization-Houston has partnered with for this event. Past offers came from groups that included Main Street Capital, Amegy Bank, the Houston Angel Network and an investment group specially formed for the competition made up of successful Houston entrepreneurs. In addition, winning entries will receive mentoring and strategic advisers from the diverse and valuable pool of resources in the Entrepreneurs’ Organization-Houston and its strategic partners.

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