a thriving 501(c)(3) nonprofit,
builds the entrepreneur ecosystem with educational programs that nurture and teach diverse founders how to start and grow their companies

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Our Programs

70% of the companies that go through our programs raise capital within 12 months of completed mentorship. On average our VCO alumni startups collectively go on to raise $45 million of early stage capital each year.
Our featured programs include: 1) Mentorship & Education Program; 2) College Intern Program; 3) Women Entrepreneurship Program, and 4) Veteran Entrepreneurship Program.
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Educational Seminars

College Intern Program

Women Entrepreneur Program

Veteran Entrepreneur Program

Our Events

The Investors Choice® Conference is the longest running venture capital conference in the country. At this unique “Pitch” event, up to 30 startups will present their business opportunities to local, regional, and national investors.
The WeROC® event targets those who have an interest in investing in women-led companies and women entrepreneurs looking to overcome the hurdles of raising equity for their startups.
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Investors Choice
February 26th 2021

Upcoming Webinars

Featured Alumni

Trillitye Paullin, Ph.D. CEO/Founder
Doctoral Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran “I am a mother to two beautiful daughters who had severe infant food sensitivities.  After processing the fact that I can hurt my children through breastfeeding, I started researching how to produce breast milk they could properly digest.  I discovered that many parents experience the same troubling situation.  I wanted to create a place for parents to find answers to their questions about infant food sensitivities and empower them to continue their breastfeeding journey. This is how Free to Feed™ was born.”

Featured Sponsor

NOW CFO is a “roll-up our sleeves” full service consulting firm with a singular focus on outsourced CFO, Controller, accounting, and finance needs.
NOW CFO has built a reputation as talented management consultants and financial analysts with an entrepreneurial spirit and focus. We bring these qualities to our clients to help create continued success and growth. Our advisors partner with our clients to create this success.

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Mentoring in the Cooperative Venturing Network® is an incredible experience being a part of the Cooperative Venturing Network®. Members of the network get to know more entrepreneurs as well as expand their professional network. 
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