VetToCEO and StreetShares Announce Grant Competition for US Special Operations Entrepreneurs

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Special $5,000.00 Grant Offered to US Special Operations Veteran Entrepreneurs

Today VetToCEO announced a special $5,000 grant award for a business plan competition for US Special Operations veteran entrepreneurs. The grant is made possible through the generous support of StreetShares. This grant will be awarded to one of the 32 current enrollees in the VetToCEO Core Entrepreneurship eight week program held in support of the USSOCOM Care Coalition. The recipient of the grant will be announced in February.

The VetToCEO core, 8-week group-based online program in entrepreneurship is free and offered exclusively to veterans and transitioning members of the military. The webinar-based program enables veterans to construct a viable business plan based on the military planning model. The program also leverages the innovative GUST platform to assist participants in creating their business plans and more importantly, seeking funding sources for their businesses.

StreetShares, a veteran-run and veteran-focused small business lender, is proud to partner with VetToCEO and the USSOCOM Care Coalition for this competition and grant award. VetToCEO and StreetShares recently formed a strategic partnership to bring full circle the training for military entrepreneurs from ideation to launch to operations with the addition of access to capital.

VetToCEO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports veterans and transitioning military members to succeed in business ownership. With their entrepreneurial community, training resources and guidance, VetToCEO assists veterans in leveraging their skills to start or buy a business and run it successfully. VetToCEO can be followed on Twitter, LinkedIn, or online at

StreetShares is a Washington D.C.-based, alternative lending company. Their vision is to breathe new life into the American Dream by putting working capital back into the hands of small business owners. On StreetShares, business owners pitch their businesses directly to accredited investors in order to fund business loans. StreetShares investor members then compete to fund the loans in a reverse auction, where the lowest rates bid, win. StreetShares can be followed on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or online at

For more information about the VetToCEO Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors online program, go to

Register for the core program at Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors

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