Our guests on the radio today were Robert Dooley, Dean of the UTC College of Business, and Kristina Montague, Assistant Dean of External Affairs. They joined us to discuss the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program at UTC.  I have included a brief overview of the program below.  Click here to access the program's website. Application deadline is Friday, April 27th.

A Unique Entrepreneurship Program for America’s Heroes

July 21-29, 2012

UTC College of Business

Chattanooga, TN

 The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) at UTC offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to our nations veterans.

UTC is partnering with Oklahoma State’s School of Entrepreneurship in the delivery and development of this highly successful program.  Like a military boot camp, this program is intense, rigorous, and challenging. The VEP consists of a series of training modules designed by UTC and OSU faculty and successful entrepreneurs who will work with participating veterans to provide an interactive and informative experience.

Our goals:

  • Open the door to entrepreneurial opportunity and small business ownership to veterans
  • Develop competencies in creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture
  • Provide a support structure for continued success as a business owner

 The VEP program is offered entirely free to qualified veterans accepted into the program.


“This program gave me more useful information in one week than my first six years of college. This ground-level, user-ready, experience-based training that gives the delegate a serious leg up in the business world, especially in the area of starting a business.”

-Chris Redding 2011 OSU VEP Delegate