What is VeteransBizUp?

What is VeteransBizUp?
VeteransBizUp is a one day conference developed to educate and provide services for veterans and military spouses in health/wellness, career, and business. Our mission is to provide positive reinforcement on how to manage life challenges related to transitioning from military to civilian life, and provide resource information that can help them leverage lucrative career or entrepreneurship opportunities. Areas of interests include:

Military to Civilian Career Transition Strategies * Recruitment and Job Placement
Workforce Development Services

Veteran-Owned Small Business Development Programs * Government Contracting Opportunities
Business Pitch Competition * Incubator Services

Health and Wellness Strategies & Mentoring Support Services
Homeless and Suicide Prevention Services * Life Coaching Services

What Information will be provided?
The type of information provided will consist of breakout workshops throughout the day that will give  "how-to instruction", and information needed to be successful.  We partnered with certified professionals and experts who will perform the workshops and give you what you need to know. Each presenter is prepared to provide a number of handouts or resources that you can reference and put into immediate action. Each breakout session will be held in a small intimate setting where you will have their opportunity to not only receive the lecture, but also ask questions and receive quality feedback.

At the conference, you'll enjoy the following activities: At the conference, you'll enjoy the following activities:

  • Networking with other attendees who are military, veterans, and organizations
  • Learning strategy tactics for Career Transition or Career Readiness
  • Business Pitching Workshop for Veteran-Owned Businesses
  • Small Business Assistance and Leadership Strategies
  • How to deal with Stress or coping after a loss
  • How to build a Healthy Mindset and Empowerment for Personal Development
  • Panel discussion - Sales/Marketing, Finance, Business Development, and Education
  • Breakfast/Lunch Networking sessions with Presenters and Sponsors
  • The option to attend a VIP reception dinner after the event


How can I Attend?
Registration opens December 5, 2019. and ends July 20, 2020.

Who is Eligible to Attend and participate?
Anyone can register to attend. However, this conference is intended for military servants, veterans and their spouse, veteran-owned businesses and those who served and exited the military regardless of statusWe are highly encouraging Veteran-Owned Businesses to exhibit and display their products and services.

If you are attending with children ages 7 and below, we may be able to offer on-site daycare for a small nominal fee so you can enjoy the workshops. This service will only be available based on the number of families attending with children and space available at the hotel.

How Much Does It Cost?
This conference is hosted by Destination Achievers, Incorporated (DA), a Maryland 501c3 nonprofit organization and is supported by local sponsors that support our cause. However, we are asking at attendees to purchase a $20.00 ticket when registering for the event as these funds will be donated and used towards DA's Workforce Development Veterans Outreach Program. For an additional $75.00, you can join us for an exclusive VIP Reception dinner where you can mix and mingle with speaker organizations, speakers, and exhibitors. Your investment will help another military/veteran servants in need of our services.

How else can I Support the Cause?
You can help through sponsorship, exhibiting, making a donation to "sponsor a vet" to attend or through volunteering.  Please make your donation at www.destinationachievers.org/donate.  We are also accepting other type of support such as materials to be shared during the conference, help at the registration desk, room moderators and/or attendee assistance. If you are interested in supporting, please contact us at info@veteransbizup.com.

Your investment is tax-deductible. All donations from sponsor/exhibit and ticket sales will be donated towards DA's Workforce Development - Veterans Outreach Program and other program areas.

Will food be served?
General Admission tickets include: Full access to all networking and breakout sessions including Breakfast and Lunch.  For an additional $75.00 donation during registration, you can mix and mingle with special VIP guests and organizations during the evening VIP Reception Dinner after the conference.