Veterans Entrepreneurship Training II (VET-II)
The NYU Veterans Future Lab’s no-cost, skills-focused virtual program reinforces business fundamentals and introduces intermediate frameworks essential to the launch of ventures by US service members, veterans, and military spouses
US military service members, veterans, and military spouses anywhere in the world. Applicants to the program should be graduates of the VET-I program or have an understanding of core entrepreneurship concepts
10-12 weeks. Program starts on May 26, 2021
May 5, 2021
NYU Veterans Future Lab’s VET-II is a 10-12-session virtual, skills-focused educational program working to deepen early-stage entrepreneurs’ understanding of core business concepts and introduce intermediate-level frameworks and processes. Graduates of the program will be able to integrate its teachings directly into their own business ventures and gain access to the vibrant ecosystem of founders at NYU and, more broadly, New York City.
VET-II picks up where VFL’s introductory entrepreneurship program, VET-I, leaves off. The objective of VET-II is to equip graduates with learnings required to launch their own venture. By the end of the program, participants should walk away with:
- A deeper understanding of business models using best practices and tools.
- Knowledge of the required functions of a venture and how to incorporate them into one’s own new business.
- Intermediate, working understanding of financial reporting and business analytics.
- The ability to articulate a business model in an investment pitch.
VET-II consists of virtual classes held weekly from 6–8 PM ET on Wednesday. The course is split into three parts:
- Week 1: Program overview and policies.
- Weeks 2–7: Class lectures and discussions covering, but not limited to, customer discovery, market definition and sizing, financial reporting, determining revenue, and tactical business steps and best practices.
- Week 8 onwards: Building collateral and effectively communicating the value proposition of a business venture.
VET-II is taught by Alexa Modero, military spouse and Executive Director and Co-Founder of Backpacks For Life, a nonprofit that serves the homeless and at-risk veteran community. In addition, subject matter experts and trailblazing founders as guest speakers join the weekly classes to share invaluable information and insights.
All course fees for admitted students will be subsidized.
NYU Tandon Future Labs awards a certificate of completion to students who attend all classes and complete all coursework.