Veterans Business Incubator

Recognizing Sacrifice

We know that your service meant sacrifice. SCF created the Veterans Business Incubator (VBI) to help recognize that professional and personal sacrifice. We provide the resources, expertise and mentors you’ll need to launch and grow your business.

  • Cohort 20-01 completed successfully Dec. 2020
  • Details for the next cohort are TBD – please sign up for notifications.

One quarter of active duty military personnel want to start their own business. Less than 5% do. We're here to bridge that gap.

Program Goals

Whether your business is just an idea or established and ready to grow, our Veterans Business Incubator (VBI) program will help you reach your goals! Learn how to answer vital questions:

  • Am I addressing a problem worth solving?
  • How should I structure my startup? Do I need a co-founder?
  • Who are my customers and how do I gain and leverage early adopters?
  • Do I need to raise funds?
  • How do I build the required community to support my startup?
Veteran business owner

Mentors

Startup Entrepreneurs at work

Launch and Grow your Startup

VBI is a 12-week part-time evening program will help you tackle the important questions and more. 

  • Program length: 12 Weeks
  • Training sessions: 12 three-hour Tuesday evening classes (in-person)
  • Speaker Events: Five Thursday evening fireside chats (in-person)
Come motivated. We'll cover the education and tools.

Qualifications

You’re looking to create a startup or grow your existing tech business. Open to all veterans, transitioning service members and their spouses. This includes you Coastguard!

Format

SCF’s VBI program provides experiential instruction, mentors and accomplished guest speakers while surrounding you with like-minded entrepreneurs.