2022 Veterans Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

Have you ever had a great business idea but didn’t know where to start? Do you need help launching, growing, or protecting your business? Would you like to learn more about raising capital, funding opportunities for research and development, buying inventory, obtaining lines of credit, or building a working prototype? Are you interested in learning how to sell your product or service to federal, state, or local government agencies? 

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, make sure to check out the 2022 Veterans Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. This event is open to all, and we encourage everyone who is affiliated with the military to attend. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from innovative veterans about their journeys towards successful entrepreneurship. You’ll also learn about critical resources available to entrepreneurs and inventors, including training, counseling, and access to capital from representatives of entrepreneurial organizations such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, Bunker Labs, and the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families at the University of Syracuse.

Access recordings of this event through these links, which correspond to the indicated segments of the agenda:

Part one:

  • Introduction
  • USPTO leadership greetings
  • Congressional remarks
  • Fireside chat

Part two:

  • 2022 Veterans Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program: Veteran innovators and their journeys with IP

Part three

  • 2022 Veterans Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program: Resources for veterans



(All times Eastern Time, subject to change)


Speaker biographies

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The 2022 Veterans Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program is presented by the Office of Innovation Outreach. For more information, please contact VeteransInnovation@uspto.gov.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers inspirational and educational events, open to all, that feature successful innovators from a wide variety of backgrounds. Come learn about intellectual property, innovation, and valuable resources available to independent inventors, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and underrepresented or underserved populations. Find out more at www.uspto.gov/innovationforall.

The content and opinions shared by our guest speakers during this program are neither those of the USPTO nor an endorsement of any persons, products, programs, or policies mentioned therein.

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If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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