Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps

Are you a female business owner with a military connection?

(service, spouse, or brat)

PeopleFund and partners Capital One and Count Me In hosted pitch parties in preparation for a Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps Conference this November to help bring together women veteran small business owners and guide them through expanding their business. Click Here to learn more.

Woman Veteran Join Us

JOIN a growing community of military veteran and military spouse business owners who are ready to support you on your path to success.

LEARN from nationally renowned experts in marketing, social media, government contracting, financing, scaling smart, and more.

PITCH your business for a chance to win cash awards, business mentoring, and access to financing opportunities.


 The Entrepreneur Corps and Conference featured Nell Merlino – founder & president of Count Me In and the creative force behind Take Your Daughter to Work Day, Col. Kimberly Olson – CEO & President of Grace After Fire, and Major General Mary Saunders – Executive Director of the Leadership Institute at Texas Women’s University.

26 Pitch winners were selected from the Greater Central Texas area at the WVEC conference mid November. At that event, each woman presented a two-minute pitch before a panel of small business experts, demonstrating her strong willingness and ability to grow her business quickly and sustainably. These women will now be invited to apply to participate in Count Me In’s Business Accelerator Program, a nine-month professional coaching and business education intensive that provides the resources, support and community needed for them to grow their ventures to $250,000+ in annual revenues within 12-18 months.

Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps (WVEC) is a three-year business growth initiative for women business owners who are veterans, spouses/domestic partners, or daughters of veterans looking to grow their small businesses quickly and sustainably and significantly contribute to the growth of local economies and create new jobs. 

The goal of WVEC is to help strengthen women entrepreneurs by providing the tools and support system needed to be sustainable assets in their communities by contributing to job creation and economic activity, as well as fostering financial stability within their own households. WVEC is designed to help bring 200 women-owned businesses reach $250,000 in annual revenues within 12-18 months of program participation.  This goal translates into $50 million in new economic activity and 400-600 much needed new jobs.

Learn More about the WVEC Conference & Pitch Competition.


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