To be eligible to receive the Vetrepreneur of the Year award, or to be selected as one of the honorees, the nominee must:

  • Be a U.S. military veteran with 49% or more ownership of a private company.
  • Be primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company.
  • Be an active member of top management.



The judging criteria includes an assessment of company growth, leadership, profitability, integrity and values.


Self-nominations will be accepted until October 21, 2017. To nominate yourself, click on the registration tab on this website and fill out the survey. All questions must be answered to complete the nomination process.

Those wishing to nominate another veteran business owner should forward this link to that person for self-nomination unless they can accurately complete the survey.