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Venture Hive Launches Virtual Accelerator for Veteran-led Businesses -

 
Now accepting applications from veteran-led businesses anywhere in U.S.


Military veterans have the skills and discipline to create successful, global and scalable businesses. To support established veteran entrepreneurs across the United States, Venture Hive Fort Walton Beach is now accepting applications for its first-ever Veterans Virtual Accelerator distance learning program to connect high-growth veteran and veteran spouse-led businesses with the support and training they need to scale to the next level.

The benefits of the Virtual Accelerator program include a world-class curriculum of highly practical workshops and training sessions, weekly personal mentoring from a vetted network of local, national and international entrepreneurs and experts, exposure to qualified investors and an all expenses paid trip to Fort Walton Beach to participate in the official Demo Day during the week of June 6, 2016.

Requirements for the program:

  • Any U.S.-based high-growth veteran and veteran spouse-led business is eligible to apply.

Applications for the Venture Hive Veteran Virtual Accelerator Program can be submitted online at apply.venturehive.com/veterans and will be accepted until February 12, 2016. The class will run from March 14, 2016 through June 6, 2016. Companies selected to participate will be announced on February 23, 2016.

 


Venture Hive Veterans opens Applications for its 2016 Accelerator Class


Recently the City of Fort Walton Beach was named a top ten city for veteran entrepreneurs in a study conducted by USAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. To support the veteran entrepreneurship community within the Emerald Coast, Venture Hive Fort Walton Beach is now accepting applications for its 2016 Venture Hive Veterans Program.

The program aims to connect highly qualified veteran, military dependent-led businesses or concepts from Department of Defense employees from the Fort Walton Beach and NW Florida area with the support and training they need to scale their businesses to the next level.

Requirements for the program:

  • At least one of the business's primary founders must be a U.S. Military Veteran, Military dependent or DoD Employee
  • Must be located within the Fort Walton Beach and NW Florida area
  • Must have a viable product, service, and revenue stream

The benefits of the Veteran Accelerator program include a world-class curriculum of highly practical workshops and training sessions, weekly personal mentoring from a vetted network of local, national and international entrepreneurs and experts, exposure to qualified investors , dedicated office space in our collaborative offices in Fort Walton Beach and an official Demo Day during the week of June 6, 2016.

Applications for the Venture Hive Veteran Accelerator Program can be submitted online at fwb.venturehive.com. Applications will be accepted until February 12, 2016. 

 

Last call for Applications to the Venture Hive Miami Winter Accelerator Program

Application Deadline -- Friday, January 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Venture Hive is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Winter Accelerator Class. On its fourth year, this initiative sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and Miami Dade County, will host ten selected high growth businesses for a period of 12-weeks. Selected companies will receive a $25,000 non equity grant, a world-class curriculum of highly practical workshops and training sessions, dedicated space in our collaborative offices in Downtown Miami for six months, mentoring from a vetted network of local, national and international entrepreneurs and experts, exposure to qualified investors and a Demo Day.

Participating companies must have:

  • An innovative web or mobile technology solution applied to the Creative Industries (art, design, music, photography, etc), Finance, Healthcare, Hospitality & Tourism or Trade & Logistics solutions,
  • Initial customers and revenue streams
  • No more than $500,000 in external funding
  • A team of two to four English speaking founders with complementary backgrounds who will commit to spending the 12 weeks of the program full time in Venture Hive’s Accelerator space in Downtown Miami.

The Venture Hive Winter Accelerator class will run from Feb. 29 – May 20. Applications are open until Jan. 15 at 11:59 p.m.. Selected companies will be announced on Jan. 28.

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