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ODU Center for Enterprise Innovation - Hampton Roads Veterans Business Outreach Center


The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) exists to provide entrepreneurial development services to eligible veterans who own or are considering starting a small business. VBOC serves Federal Region III which includes Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration (SBA), we have developed an extensive network of partners to assist with your business needs. As part of the Old Dominion University (ODU) Center for Enterprise Innovation (CEI), VBOC's goal is to support the entrepreneurial efforts of veterans, thus promoting business innovation and strengthening the local economy.


  • Military Transitioning Services
  • Outreach & Business Training Events
  • Business Counseling and Mentoring
  • Entrepreneurial Training & Development
  • Start-up/Entrepreneur Assessment
  • Business Plan Preparation
  • Partnerships and Referrals
  • Small Business Growth Services
  • Assistance with Access to Capital
  • ODU Center for Enterprise Innovation (CEI) Services

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Attend an Upcoming Event

Mar 29

Legal Issues Workshop and Webinar

03/29/2018 10:00 AM - 03/29/2018 12:00 PM

Host John Rabil will be sharing an online seminar on Legal Entities, Contracts, Partnership Agreements, and more! ( More )

Apr 12

Business Plan Boot Camp

04/12/2018 8:30 AM - 04/12/2018 3:30 PM

Topics include: Starting Your Business, Market Analysis, Marketing Financials, Economics of Your Business and Business Plan Development ( More )

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Need Help?

If you have questions or need help, contact our office at VBOC@odu.edu for assistance