Designed by seasoned executives from industry and government, VIP is the first-ever national center to train SDVOSBs and VOSBs to succeed in Federal contracting. Among the many benefits, four are key:
- Accelerate your growth with market-based, practical training across more than 20 topic areas
- Avoid business land mines and reduce your risk to yourself, teaming partners and customers
- Build relationships with primes and government and establish a network of national teaming partners
- Attend the training for free. Participants only cover travel cost to and from the Washington, DC area
VIP is offered at no cost to participants. The VIP Programs are fully funded by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF). MCCCF funds this program through a public-private partnership made up of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), support from the State of Maryland and private sponsorships. Click here to support VIP by making a donation.
The VIP classes are offered to one executive from each of the enrolled veteran-owned businesses. Class size is limited to 50 individuals. VIP enrollment is open to Veteran-owned businesses nationwide.
In April 2016, VIP START was launched to train service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) and veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) who want to enter or need help to expand their business growth into the federal marketplace. VIP START has graduated 99 veteran-owned businesses from 21 states plus Washington, D.C.
In October 2015, VIP GROW celebrated a milestone achievement of graduating its 500th VIP GROW participant. Since the program launched in 2009, VIP GROW has graduated 678 veteran-owned businesses from 39 states plus DC and Guam.
In March 2017, VIP INTERNATIONAL was launched to train service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) and veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) that want to enter and/or expand their federal and commercial contracting opportunities overseas. VIP INTERNATIONAL graduated 47 companies from 11 states plus DC and Guam.
National Director, Veteran Institute for Procurement
Phone: 301-738-0015 x215
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Patty A. Brown
Director, Program Management
Phone: 301-738-0015 x209
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