Vet Biz Battle

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

The Veterans Business Battle began in 2015 as a partnership between Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Houston and Rice Veterans in Business Association, a Rice University student group of military veterans pursuing their MBA degrees at the Jones School of Business.

Rice has helped veteran-owned businesses nationwide that range from technology firms to retail products. Since 2015, this competition has extended more than $3 million of investment offers to the finalists and semi-finalists invited to our annual competition weekend. It has also created a network for veteran entrepreneurs to connect and learn from each other and to connect contestants with business resources beyond financing.

Each year, the event gives invited military veterans an opportunity to pitch business ideas to investors and lenders for a chance to raise capital. During the competition, finalists attend workshops geared toward businesses in early stages of development, have the opportunity to perfect their pitch and receive feedback from professionals, network with potential investors and learn from other entrepreneurial success stories.

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