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National Military Entrepreneur Challenge at the

Military Influencer Conference 

November 7-10, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Thank you for your interest in our National Military Entrepreneur Challenge (MEC) event at the Military Influencer Conference (MIC) in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 7-10, 2023. You must be a registered attendee at the MIC to participate in the pitch competition. Please complete the following application to be considered for our MEC pitch competition. Applications close October 6, 2023. To learn more about our events at the MIC, please visit our events page.


The National MEC is a four-part event for selected small business owners in the military community. It includes a speed coaching session, private pitch to a judging panel for our Quarter-Finalists, public pitch for our Semi-Finalists, and culminates with an on-stage pitch for the Top Three Finalists in front of a live audience. All MEC pitch competition applicants must attend speed coaching to be eligible to pitch. Speed coaching is a separate application, which can be found here.


To learn more about the MEC and the required information you will need to complete the application, please visit our Military Entrepreneur Challenge page. In addition to the online application and business one-pager, applicants for the national-level MEC must also submit a short video to complete the application process.


All applications will be evaluated by a Second Service Foundation judging panel to determine the Quarter-Finalists of the Military Entrepreneur Challenge. Accepted participants will be announced October 17 if chosen as Quarter-Finalists for the pitch competition.