Setting Up Veteran Entrepreneurs for Success.

Setting Up Veteran Entrepreneurs for Success.

About Us

We are a national group of community lenders focused on increasing the access to capital for veteran entrepreneurs and their spouses. The Veteran Collaborative has developed a network of resources that provide you the capital, education, network, and mentors you need to start or grow your small business.  All of our resources are veteran-focused so you can work with people who understand your unique skill set as a military veteran.

Our mission is to create economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital, education and resources to build healthy small businesses. PeopleFund believes that healthy small business growth is the key to economic recovery and development and that every person, no matter their background or economic situation, has the ability to become a successful entrepreneur and job creator given access to resources they need. We inspire, educate, fund, and elevate clients on the path to prosperity and the American Dream.
WWBIC is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation “Putting Dreams to Work.” We focus on individuals who face barriers in accessing traditional financing or resources in pursuit of their dreams and economic well-being. We provide targeted individuals interested in starting, strengthening or expanding businesses with access to vital resources and tools such as quality financial and business education and responsible financial products.
The mission of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. (ACE) is to provide community economic development to underserved people and communities. ACE is a non-profit organization that provides loans and business development resources to help its borrowers create and grow sustainable businesses which generate jobs.
A leader in economic development lending since 1999, Pathway Lending is a Community Development Financial Institution that increases access to capital for businesses in Tennessee & Alabama. Our mission is to provide lending solutions and educational services that supports the development, growth, and preservation of underserved small businesses, affordable housing, and sustainable communities. We are financing businesses and strengthening communities.
BBIF Florida (BBIF) is a non-profit, mission-driven, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that helps Florida businesses thrive by providing loan capital alongside with business development training. We also help to stabilize low-income, distressed neighborhoods by investing in economic development projects that stabilizing communities and create jobs.
Since 2004, ECDI has assisted Ohio’s entrepreneurs through their one-stop-shop business services model, suited to meet the needs of all entrepreneurs, regardless of what business stage they’re in. From providing capital to entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses, to providing focused, business-specific educational opportunities to enhance entrepreneurial skill sets, ECDI works with their clients to meet their specific needs.
We recognize our military veterans and their spouses have the skills and discipline to be small business owners. And can serve their customers, employees and community as well as they served our country. Our VALOR Loan program was created for them—to support transitioning service members, veterans, and their families (the SMVF community) with access to affordable capital to start and grow small businesses in Colorado.
At Pursuit Lending, our mission is to help businesses in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania grow by providing small business loans and advisory services. As a nonprofit organization and a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), we’re a responsible lender you can trust. We understand that many small businesses can have difficulty getting traditional bank financing and Pursuit can help. Our products are affordable and flexible, and our advisory services can help you reach your business goals.
DreamSpring is an award-winning, 25-year-old nonprofit organization that increases access to credit, makes loans and provides a community of support to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams. DreamSpring proudly serves Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas with business loans ranging from $1,000 to $2,000,000.


Read below to see what our clients have to say about Veteran LLC.

James Farnworth

U.S. Coast Guard
San Diego, CA

Bootstrap Kombucha

"Noah [Harris, Managing Director] was responsive and interested in our business idea. I felt comfortable with him, which made me decide to work with Veteran Launch."

Dwayne Evans

Veteran Entrepreneur
Rocky Mount, NC

Evans Electrical Services, LLC

Dwayne plans is to fully utilize the services and future funding from CSBDF to expand his business even more.

Terry Watts

Marine Corps
Sacramento, CA

Fair Game

“You are doing an enormously valuable service for veterans. It was a pleasure to find Veteran Launch and receive the loan that helped me acquire Fair Game.”

Laura Renner

Air Force
Oakland, CA

Freedom Markers

"Working with Veteran Launch was great. It was the first time I felt heard when talking to a financial institution, and they understood what I was trying to do."

Jessica Harris

Army National Guard
Durham, North Carolina

K9 Salute

With the help of CSBDF, K9 Salute is successfully selling healthy dog treats, increasing awareness for K9 service dogs, and benefiting K9 and veteran charity organizations.

Cory McCollow

Coast Guard
Oakland, CA

Nido Kitchen & Bar

“Nido restaurant would not exist without Veteran Launch’s lending and technical assistance support.” Cory said. "There were no lenders other than Veteran Launch willing to give us a second look.”