Louisiana Veteran Entrepreneurship Program Seeks Applicants for Third Cohort

The Louisiana Veteran Entrepreneurship Program (LVEP) is looking for military personnel, including active duty, reservists and veterans wanting to start a business to join their next cohort of entrepreneurs.

The program is a partnership between Louisiana Economic Development, the Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs, the Louisiana National Guard, the Louisiana Business and Technology Center and LSU Executive Education. The first ever cohort completed the program in October 2017, and the second cohort wrapped up in February of this year.

“Our veterans come home with remarkable leadership skills and on-the-job training,” LSU Innovation Park Executive Director Charles F. D’Agostino said. “This program empowers them to utilize these skills and channel their entrepreneurial spirit, creating new businesses and generating jobs in our communities.”

The long term goal of LVEP is to create 100 new jobs through new veteran-operated businesses, and have participants raise at least $5 million in startup capital.

Applications for the third cohort are due on April 17. Learn more and apply via lsu.edu/innovationpark/LVEP.php.