A Florida city and entrepreneurship education company are teaming up to offer $25,000 grants and an business boot camp to veteran-owned businesses looking to develop new web, mobile or technology products.
Miami-based Venture Hive and the city of Fort Walton Beach are taking applications for a 12-week “accelerator course” open to veterans starting large-scale and global market companies.
In addition to the $25,000 non-equity grant and course, those picked for the program will get access to collaborative work space in Fort Walton Beach for one year and exposure to potential investors, according to a press release.
In addition, veterans or military spouses who owns businesses can apply for a “pre-accelerator” program for entrepreneurs in the earlier stages of developing businesses. The program is also 12 weeks but meets part time.
Applications for both programs are due June 1. Up to 10 companies will receive grants. For more information, go to http://veterans.venturehive.com/