Our Mission

Connecting Veterans with Capital



Do you qualify?

You must be a veteran or spouse of a veteran

You served in one of the US Armed Forces

Business operates
in the U.S

The business is or will operate in the U.S. or its territories

You must have invested equity in your business

Business owner has invested or will invest into the business

Complete the VLF Assessment Tool

Complete our process to identify the best lender for your business

How it works

Complete assessment in
as little as 5 minutes

We quickly analyze your
information and request

Match with veteran-focused
lenders and resources

Ready to get started?

Our Impact

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Check out our Education Videos

We offer education videos that give you an overview of business topics. We also have education partners to introduce you to once you have completed the screening tool.
Financial Statements

Overview of cash flow statement, profit and loss statement, and balance sheets as well as summary of startup cost analysis and definitions of assets, liabilities, and net worth.

5:30 min | Video Learn More
Business Planning

Overview of business plans and necessary components: executive summary, business description, product and service description, market analysis, marketing plan, management

5:07 min | Video Learn More
Credit

Definition of the 5 C’s of Credit, Overview of credit scores and reporting, details about account types and review of credit best practices

5:10 min | Video Learn More

Here is what our Partners say

``Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is proud to partner with the Veteran Collaborative on providing graduates of IVMF’s Arsenal of entrepreneurship programs with access to capital resources to grow their businesses, one of the top challenges for veteran owned businesses. The IVMF has served over 132,000 transitioning service members, veterans, and military family members in which many have gone on to start a successful and growing business. Through IVMF Alumni Services’ Post Program Support initiative as well as partnership webinar events, we are able to educate and directly connect graduates to valuable resources like the Veteran Collaborative. Working together with organizations like the Veteran Collaborative make a meaningful impact on not only the IVMF community, but also the veteran entrepreneur community as a whole.

Misty Stutsman

Director, Entrepreneurship & Small Business , IVMF

This collaborative serving Veterans is innovative and fresh; specific goals are aligned by the group with an understanding of needed seed capital and loan reserves while providing ideation on serving such an important group of individuals in both our urban and rural communities. It is not often that a proposal is outlined that gives the back ground of the group – the clear needs at hand – and with proper investment – an exit strategy of continued and ongoing support.

Wendy Baumann

President and CVO , WWBIC

This collaborative serving Veterans is much needed and BBIF is proud to be a partner member. The veteran community is an important part of our nation’s small business tapestry. We’re proud to be a member of the collaborative effort as we believe it is one of the best ways to support the Veteran community.

Inez Long

President and CEO, BBIF Florida

Bunker Labs is a national network of veteran and milspouse entrepreneurs dedicated to helping the military connected community start their own business. 25% of transitioning service members want to start a business, but only a fraction can pursue this goal, with access to capital being a main issue
The Veteran Collaborative network of community lenders provides the small business capital needed for veterans and milspouses across the country to start or grow their small businesses. The Veteran Collaborative is an integral part of the overall veteran entrepreneurial ecosystem.``

Todd Connor

Founder, Bunker Labs

VetToCEO enjoys a strong partnership with the Veteran Collaborative as well as numerous CDFI so critical to the success of veteran entrepreneurship. As seasoned entrepreneur educators and veteran advocates, now in our 7th year, we understand the many obstacles veterans encounter when considering entrepreneurship, funding being among the greatest. Together, we can and will help more veterans become entrepreneurs!

COL (R) Rob Campbell

Executive Director, VETtoCEO