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Veterans Business Battle wouldn’t be successful without the individuals and businesses whose vision aligns with ours and makes our event possible.

Whether you’re interested in sponsoring our event, investing in the businesses at the competition or both, we encourage you to learn more about our mission and how you can help.

Sponsorship Levels

Benefit Honor Courage Strength
Sponsored Amount $10,000 $8,000 $5,000
Company logo on all event materials
Rice Business Partners membership
Booth sponsorship at pitch fair
Invitation to VIP happy hour
Welcome Reception co-sponsor  
Awards Reception co-sponsor  
Presentation of awards checks    
One on one with finalists    
Company logo and name listed in all press releases    
Seats to post-VBB Gala included 6 4 2

*Sponsor a veteran to attend the gala for an additional $350


Veterans Business Battle delivers ample opportunities for our partners to both earn money on an investment while providing an opportunity to people who have made sacrifices for our country, and now want to take their skills and contribute to society as an entrepreneur. As an investor, you’ll be meeting with the best and brightest veterans with innovative technologies and sound business plans.

  • All applicants have served in one or more of the armed services, and some are graduates of prestigious institutions such as West Point and the Air Force Academy.
  • Some applicants are combat veterans and some have even served in top military programs such as Army Special Forces and Navy SEALs.
  • Our past applicant pool has included an array of leading-edge products and services across a variety of industries.


Veterans Business Battle couldn’t take place without the hard work of our team putting on the event that allows finalists to pitch their business ideas. We welcome a limited number of corporate and individual sponsors each year.

Sponsors are given the opportunity to attend the event, network with participants and set up information booths in our center while being highlighted at the event and in our marketing materials as a contributor.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Harrison at 713-348-5387.

Contact Us

General inquiries: 
Media inquiries:
Sara Yonker: 713-296-0004



Texas Capital
Beachhead Investments
J.P. Morgan
NRG Energy, Inc
Phillips 66
Amegy Bank
Capital CDC
EO Houston
Mark Martin Family Ventures
Phillips Kaiser
Scout Ventures
Community Partner
U.S. Small Business Administration




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