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Veterans’ Opportunity Fund
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Veterans’ Opportunity Fund
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TEDCO Grant Programs
• Technology Validation Program
• TechStart
• University Technology Deve...
Veterans’ Opportunity Fund
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TEDCO Funding Programs
Proof of Concept
Product Design
Tech Commercialization Fund – $75,000
...
Veterans’ Opportunity Fund
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TEDCO Investment Programs
• Technology Commercialization Fund
• TEDCO Affinity Funds
– Propel...
Veterans’ Opportunity Fund
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Why a Veteran Fund
• First venture capital fund dedicated to veterans
• Over 20 million veter...
Veterans’ Opportunity Fund
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Veterans’ Opportunity Fund
VOF invests in businesses that are owned by
veterans of the U.S. A...
Veterans’ Opportunity Fund
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Investment Thesis
• Service in America’s Armed Forces is a leading indicator
of future succes...
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Veterans Initiative Panel: Veterans Opportunity Fund

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Moderated by Maj. General Genaro (Gino) Dellarocco (Ret.), the Veterans Transition Initiative program’s business panel was geared toward veterans who are interested in entrepreneurship or learning how to boost their businesses. Featuring representatives from the Department of Veteran Affairs, Lockheed Martin Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration, panelists motivated attendees and provided the ins and outs for business success.

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  1. 1. Veterans’ Opportunity Fund 1
  2. 2. Veterans’ Opportunity Fund 2 TEDCO Grant Programs • Technology Validation Program • TechStart • University Technology Development Fund • Patent Assistance Program • Maryland Innovation Initiative • Rural Business Innovation Initiative • Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund • Pre-Clinical & Clinical Program • Investigator Initiated Program • Exploratory Research Program • Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
  3. 3. Veterans’ Opportunity Fund 3 TEDCO Funding Programs Proof of Concept Product Design Tech Commercialization Fund – $75,000 Basic Research Rural Business Innovation – $7500 University Laboratory Corporate Activity Tech. Validation – $50,000 Stem Cell Research Fund $110K - $750M Commercial Launch F, F, F & F Seed, SBIR & TBED MD Innovation Initiative – $200,000 TEDCO Affinity Funds – $500,000 Patent Support – $10,000 Grants, Corp. R&D Angels & Venture
  4. 4. Veterans’ Opportunity Fund 4 TEDCO Investment Programs • Technology Commercialization Fund • TEDCO Affinity Funds – Propel Baltimore Fund – Veterans’ Opportunity Fund 1 – Orange Knock Cyber Fund 1 – Chesapeake Crescent Fund1 1-Currently in formation stage
  5. 5. Veterans’ Opportunity Fund 5 Why a Veteran Fund • First venture capital fund dedicated to veterans • Over 20 million veterans of the United States Armed Forces • Military is reducing its size • Service in America’s Armed Forces is a leading indicator of future success
  6. 6. Veterans’ Opportunity Fund 6 Veterans’ Opportunity Fund VOF invests in businesses that are owned by veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces • Initial fund size: $35 million • Initial portfolio investment: $1.0 + million • Industry focus: Technology, business services, specialized manufacturing and healthcare • Differentiation: Veteran focus • Partners: Gino Dellarocco, Stuart Sutley, Chris College, Rob Rosenbaum, Randy Domolky
  7. 7. Veterans’ Opportunity Fund 7 Investment Thesis • Service in America’s Armed Forces is a leading indicator of future success • The Veteran business network is a powerful way to accelerate growth • A fund which is solely focused on veterans will benefit from focus, brand recognition and critical mass • No competition: traditional organizations working with veterans are training and/or mentorship oriented, not focused on providing investment dollars
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