Application Process: Applications open Nov. 11, 2020. Application Deadline is April 30, 2021.
Applications must be received by midnight on April 30, 2021 to be considered.
Final Notification of Admission: May 7, 2021
Applicants are notified of admission or rejection on a rolling basis, with final notification to all applicants by this date. As there are a limited number of spots, the selection committee must receive a signed commitment letter within one week of acceptance.
VEP Phase I: May 24 - June 27, 2021
Online Self-study curriculum and business concept development.
Applicants must successfully complete this phase to be eligible for Phase II.
VEP Phase II:July 17-24, 2021
Eight-day residency "Boot Camp" in Chattanooga, TN.
Participants will depart on Sunday, July 25.
VEP Phase III: August - December 2021
Follow up advising, business development support, and online peer-to-peer networking.