Blue striped background behind the badge for certified service disabled veteran owned businesses. Below, white text reads: Disability IN Propel Program for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses

This Veterans Day, Disability:IN proudly introduces a unique program aimed at supporting established Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBE) ready to advance sustainable business growth.

This comprehensive eight-month development initiative unites fifty service-disabled veteran business owners, fifty Disability:IN corporate partner mentors, and subject-matter experts. Together, they will create a collaborative and engaging learning experience designed to elevate these businesses to new heights.

About the Program:

Mentorship

Each mentor will be paired with an SDV-DOBE owner for an eight-month mentoring relationship designed to complement the virtual learning curriculum. A mentoring training webinar will be provided to those accepted into the program, and it is expected that the mentorship pairs meet at least twice monthly.

For Service-Disabled Veterans from within our Partner Network interested in serving as Propel Program Mentors, please apply using the button below.

Virtual Learning

  • 6 virtual one-hour webinars on topics carefully curated by our program participants and leading business experts.
  • A virtual program orientation and closing event.
  • Webinars will be scheduled once per month.

Process & Timeline

Applications will be accepted until the close of business on Friday, December 8. Candidates will be notified of their status, along with their mentorship pairing no later than January 8, 2024.

External Candidates Application
SDV-DOBEs Application
Apply to be a Mentor

Interested in Becoming Certified? Meet some of Disability:IN’s Certified SDV-DOBEs!

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“Operating a successful business as an LGBTQ+ service-disabled veteran can be incredibly rewarding. It’s a tangible achievement that reflects one’s own determination and resilience – vital attributes when facing the challenges of entrepreneurship.” – Brian Auden, CEO, Superbeo

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“Disability:IN’s business development initiatives provide a strong and supportive community of fellow service-disabled veteran business owners who have faced similar challenges on their entrepreneurial journey. It’s an opportunity to join a network of successful business owners seeking to continue building sustainable businesses.” – Brandon Hlavka, President & CEO, Jemni
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