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Veterans Business Battle

Join the largest veteran-focused business plan competition in the country.
The 10th Annual Veterans Business Battle will take place on April 18-20, 2024

Registration to attend the final day of competition will open in March.

The Veterans Business Battle began in 2015 with a goal of inspiring and encouraging our nation’s military heroes to become successful entrepreneurs. Each year, the two-day event gives military veterans an opportunity to pitch business ideas for a chance to raise capital from investors and lenders. During the competition, finalists pitch investors, receive feedback from industry professionals, network with potential investors, and learn from other entrepreneurial success stories. With more than $5 million of investments, it’s the largest veteran business competition in the country.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, April 18, 2024

  • Contestant and VIP Happy Hour and Networking Event

Friday, April 19, 2024

  • Check in and Welcome Reception
  • Veteran Business Pitches
  • Finalist Announcement Reception

Saturday, April 20, 2024

  • Veteran Entrepreneurship Roundtables
  • Educational Panels
  • Veteran Business Showcase and Lunch
  • Elevator Pitch Competition and Final 5 Competition
  • Awards Reception and Gala Dinner


Texas Capital
Beachhead Investments
NRG Energy, Inc
Phillips 66
Capital CDC
Community Partner
U.S. Small Business Administration


Contact Information

Chris Frank
Co-Chair, Veterans Business Battle
Full Time MBA, Class of 2024
Jeremy Larus
Co-Chair, Veterans Business Battle
Full Time MBA, Class of 2024