National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

The National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) provides a rigorous entrepreneurial learning and development opportunity for veterans with service-connected disabilities and those who have uniquely distinguished themselves in the military. VEP is designed for veterans interested in starting a new venture as a means to financial independence and for veterans who have an existing business for which they would like to increase profits.

2016 VEP

Meet our 2016 Delegates

Thanks to our Sponsors

Key Corporate Sponsors

  • Career Source of North Central Florida
  • DAV
  • Wells Fargo

This event has been financed in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council.

  • Wells Fargo

2017 Program Dates

  • Application Deadline:
    February 15, 2017
  • Phase I:
    March 27 – April 28, 2017 (Concept Development/Self-Study)
  • Phase II:
    May 6 – 13, 2017 (VEP Boot Camp – Gainesville, FL)
  • Phase III:
    May 20 – Nov 1, 2017 (Mentoring/Venture Development)

VEP Information

Support VEP

Support the Disabled Veterans Entrepreneurship Program at UF.

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Dr. Michael Morris

Program Director
352.273.0329  |  Email (michael.morris at

Photo Albums:

2016 VEP Opening Ceremony

2016 VEP Sessions and Outings

2016 VEP Closing Ceremony


College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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