2016 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.

Last year, the first-ever EO Veterans Business Battle was held at Rice University in Houston. Fifteen finalists were invited to pitch their ideas to a small group of investors and business owners from a pool of 150 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 second EO Veterans Business Battle.

Through a partnership with the Entrepreneurs’ Organization- Houston and Rice University’s Veterans in Business Association, the second EO Veterans Business Battle will be held in Houston February 26-27, 2016. 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 of secureelopment: Those who have an idea but have not launched yet or who have just begun, those that are growing their business but need capital to do so and those with innovative or highly technical ideas looking for venture capitalists.

Qualifying individuals or teams must apply to participate in the competition by January 31, 2016. Finalists will be notified by February 8 and be invited to pitch their idea to investors and judges during the competition February 26-27, 2016.

The winning entries will receive offers for equity investment from agencies 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.