Veteran-Owned Small Business Accelerator

The VOSBA initiative is aimed at providing significant support to veteran entrepreneurs as they strive for business success and growth.

VOSB Interest Form

Fill out this interest form for future VOSBA updates and to be considered for the program.

“Whether we’re talking about veteran health or entrepreneurship, programs like this exist to lift the load.”

About the Veteran-Owned Small Business Accelerator (VOSBA)

The Veteran-Owned Small Business Accelerator (VOSBA) is a specialized program in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA). Designed specifically for military veterans and their spouses, this accelerator provides the tools, resources, and expert guidance needed to enhance your business acumen and propel your entrepreneurial ventures. Over the course of 12 weeks, participants engage in a structured series of workshops and mentorship sessions, focusing on everything from strategic road-mapping and financial management to marketing and leadership, all tailored to the unique needs of Veteran-owned businesses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join the VOSBA?

Military veterans and their spouses who own a small business or are planning to start one are eligible to apply.

What will I gain from the program?
You’ll receive hands-on training in areas like strategic planning, marketing, finance, and operations, plus mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and access to networking opportunities.

How do I apply?

Applications can be submitted through The Venture Center’s website. You’ll need to provide details about your business, military service, and your goals for the program.

Is there a fee to participate?

No, the program is free for all selected participants, thanks to our partnership with the SBA and other sponsors.

What are the important dates for the program?

Key dates, including the start of the next cohort and application deadlines, are posted on The Venture Center’s website.

What if I miss a session?

Advance notice for absences is required. We try to provide make-up resources and sessions when possible.

How does this program differ from other entrepreneurial programs?

It’s tailored for veterans, focusing on translating military skills into business success and includes support from the SBA, uniquely benefiting veteran entrepreneurs.

Will there be networking opportunities?

Yes, the program includes several networking opportunities to connect with other veteran entrepreneurs, industry experts, and potential investors.

What commitment is required from participants?

Participants are expected to commit to the full 12-week program, actively participate in all sessions, and engage with mentors and peers.

Check Out Our First VOSB Demo Day

First Cohort of Veteran-Owned Small Business Accelerator Completes Program with Final Business Presentations

Nine military veterans turned entrepreneurs recently presented their business ventures in downtown Little Rock as part of an inaugural accelerator program designed specifically for them. The event, a collaboration between The Venture Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration with support from the Little Rock Regional Chamber, attracted more than 70 investors, veterans, and community stakeholders, aiming to propel the growth of veteran-led businesses.

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Meet the 2023 VOSB Cohort

Arkansas Shades Blinds & Shutters

Window treatment contractor with a focused staff of project managers and dedicated installers.

Collins Media

Accessible marketing solutions tailored to the unique needs of small businesses and entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.

Effective Organization Management Consultant

EOMC is a mission driven consulting firm founded in 2006 to advance the work of small nonprofits and businesses by raising the capital needed to sustain and grow their organizations.

Flying Company

Seamlessly connecting contract pilots with owners and operators in corporate aviation.

Food Recycling Solutions

Diverting food waste from the landfill to create all-natural compost and fertilizers and a more responsible environment.

Ozark Business Development

Business development & consulting to identify and implement ways to improve operations, solve problems, and develop strategies within a project or business.

RazorCity IT

RazorCity IT utilizes technology solutions once reserved only for enterprise-level corporations to benefit small to mid-size businesses like yours.

ReeLyfe Solutions

A leading HR consulting and Equal Employment Advocacy firm committed to guiding organizations toward HR excellence while championing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA).


Contracts with all government agencies (federal, state and local municipalities), partners with other small businesses, offers solutions for unique and niche requirements of goods and services, diversifies the bidding process, specializes in simplified acquisition purchases, acts as buyer and shopper, general contractor for small scope remodel-type construction projects.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!