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View VIP Press Conference - September 29, 2014


About VIP

The Veteran Institute for Procurement [VIP] is the country’s first-ever program to train veteran service-disabled and veteran owned small businesses to succeed in the federal contracting market.
 
The Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation funds this three-day, 27-hour comprehensive training through partners, VIP Sponsors, and is offered at no cost to veteran businesses admitted to VIP. VIP is aimed at veterans who are senior, “C-level” executives of small businesses with about three employees and at least two years in operation. View VIP Program in Action!
 

The October 2014 VIP session graduated 49 veteran-owned small businesses from 13 states and Washington D.C., including Hawaii. Click here for a recap of the October 2014 VIP Session!

Since the program launched in 2009, VIP has graduated 397 veteran-owned businesses from 31 states and Washington D.C., including Alaska and Hawaii. 80% are SDVOSB, 44% 8(a), 54% minority-owned, 12% woman-owned, and 11% HUBZone.

Click here for VIP Fact Sheet

VIP Success Stories:

  • A survey of 146 VIP graduates created 1589 jobs and increased their revenue by an average of 44% within their first year of graduation
  • Over 82% said they changed the way they do business after graduating from VIP
  • As Veteran-owned businesses, 55% of their employees are former warfighters, including service-disabled
  • 3 of the 7 SDVOB/VOB winners of the Veteran Affairs T4-$12B Contract are VIP Graduates! Many teaming agreements for federal contracts have been formed among our VIP graduates.
  • 1 of the 10 SDVOSB winners of the NIH CIO-SP3 GWAC -$20B contract is a VIP Graduate
  • Longview's Prime Spot on PACTS I - earned $178M contract

VIP 5.0 Graduate Session

To expand upon the success of the VIP Program, MCCCF created the VIP 5.0 Graduate Session. This program is designed for the continued education of Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP) graduates. VIP 5.0 offers a full day of training to the VIP alumni and introduces new information and capacity enhancing capabilities.

On July 22, 2014, 38 businesses from MD, VA, PA, FL and the District of Columbia graduated from the first VIP 5.0 Graduate Session.

Get more information about VIP 5.0 Graduate Session.

 

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The VIP classes are offered to one executive from each of the enrolled veteran-owned businesses. Class size is limited to 50 individuals. Funded entirely by Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, partners, and VIP sponsors, the program is offered at no cost to participants. VIP enrollment is open to Veteran-owned businesses nationwide.

 

VIP Honors its Champions

From Left to Right: Jackie Asencio, C2 Essentials, Inc.; Barbara Ashe, MCCCF; Sterling Crockett, R4 Incorporated; John Zuccaro, Lockheed Martin; Lee Sorenson, Lockheed Martin; Congressman Chris Van Hollen; Congressman Roscoe Bartlett; Barry Kane, Catapult Technology

On March 24, 2011, VIP recognized its "champions" at the March Graduation Reception and National Launch Celebration. 

The VIP Champion award, which will be given annually, pays tribute to those individuals or organizations that have most advanced the goals of the Veteran Institute for Procurement in helping veteran-owned businesses thrive in the government contracting space.  From inspiring the program and shaping the curriculum, to volunteering as instructors and promoting the program to veteran-owned business, our inaugural honorees were an integral part of launching and growing a successful VIP program.   

VIP Champion awards were presented to the following individuals/companies for their dedication to and support of the program:

  • Congressman Chris Van Hollen
  • Congressman Roscoe Bartlett
  • Catapult Technology
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation

Thank you to all VIP supporters and sponsors!