Texas cities scored among the best for veteran entrepreneurs by the PenFed Foundation. In the top 20 were the metro areas of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Austin. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area was recognized as the Largest Riser and it ranked 26th. San Antonio was ranked 25th. More Texas cities were included in the top 100, see Top Cities for Veteran Entrepreneurs. According to PenFed, Texas’s veteran owned business community is second largest in North America.
In recognition of Texas’s entrepreneur success and to further fuel it, the PenFed Foundation Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program (VEIP) partnered with Texas veteran entrepreneur organizations to present panel discussions and pitch competitions. Held in the top ranked Texas cities, PenFed’s Texas Tour schedule is November 8, 2021 -Austin, November 9 – Houston, November 10 – Dallas. Event partners include Bunker Labs, the Texas Veterans Commission Veteran Entrepreneur Program and the Veteran Land Board.
Applications for the pitch competition were scheduled to close October 10, 2021. For more information, visit PenFed VEIP Texas Tour.
The PenFed Foundation works “to empower military service members, veterans and their communities with the skills and resources to realize financial stability and opportunity.”
Connect with the Texas Veterans Commission Veteran Entrepreneur Program for assistance with development planning, finding financing, copyrights and more.