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2018 Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Freedom Summit

June 30 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Veterans and Military Spouses Interested in Starting or Improving Business

Saturday June 30, 2018
Sierra College Rocklin Campus
8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Rocklin – On June 30 at the Sierra College Rocklin Campus, veterans and military spouses interested in starting a new small business, improving an existing one, or developing a product from conception to market will have an opportunity to launch their dreams.

The Entrepreneurship Freedom Summit, is the result of a partnership with Sierra College and many nationally recognized veteran experts and organizations, is providing access to the three essential ingredients all small business owners need to be successful:

  • Education and training; through the Sierra Business Entrepreneurship Program, supported by the Veterans Success Center (VSC) to help every step of the way.
  • The ability build/test prototypes and learn how to pitch ideas to investors; through Sierra’s partnership with the Hacker Lab.
  • Financial support; including presentations and booths from lenders and investors.

The exciting and power packed day will be from 8:30am until 5pm and culminate with a Pitch-Off Competition in which the Grand Prize will be $10,000.

“Wherever veterans and military spouses are in the process of starting or growing their business,” said Blake Rood, Counselor and Coordinator for Sierra’s VSC “they will leave this event empowered.”

The keynote speaker is Stephanie Brown, CEO of the Rosie Network, which provides no-cost training, resources, and mentorship for military family enterprises.

Guests and Presenters

Among the summit’s guests and presenters are military veterans Jim Wong, Chairman of REBOOT; Joe Molina, President of the National Veterans Chamber of Commerce; and Mike McGrane, lending director for Veteran Launch, non-profit helping veterans secure funding for their small business.

Networking and Workshops

The summit will provide networking opportunities, exhibitors, and these interactive workshops: starting a business using the Adobe Kickbox method and Hacker Lab; the gig economy and 21st-century skills; franchising; and funding for veterans business.

Topics for “meet the experts” sessions include; teamwork and taxes, marketing and social media, legal aspects of the small business, entrepreneur internships and the business coach program, accounting, and intellectual property.

The deadline to enter a video for the Pitch Contest is June 15. To register for the event, June 22, note, it is limited to 500 veterans and spouses. To sign up or learn more, go to

About Sierra College:

Sierra College serves 3200 square miles of Northern CA with campuses in Roseville, Rocklin, Grass Valley, and Truckee. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to four-year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates are in businesses and industries throughout the region. More information at:




June 30
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sierra College
5100 Sierra College Blvd
Rocklin, CA 95677 United States
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(916) 624-3333


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