Accepting applications February 18 through March 20, three veteran entrepreneurs to be awarded mentoring session with Daymond John, one grand prize winner to receive $30,000 grant
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. announced today that the third annual Our Farm Salutes grant-giving program, “Heroes to CEOs,” will open for applications on February 18, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. EST and will remain open through March 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
In partnership with Bunker Labs, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping new Veteran entrepreneurs start their own business, Bob Evans Farms will select three Veteran-owned businesses to attend a pitching event on April 25, 2019. Each finalist will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City and a personalized 45-minute prep session with world-renowned businessman and investor Daymond John to refine their pitch in an effort to win a $30,000 business grant.
Each finalist will pitch their business to a panel of judges – which will include Bob Evans Farms representatives and past Heroes to CEOs grant winners – and one winner will be selected. The grand prize winner will receive an additional one-hour one-on-one session with John and a business grant of $30,000.
“This is the third time I’ve had the pleasure of working with Bob Evans Farms to celebrate Veteran entrepreneurs,” Daymond John, the People’s Shark, said. “Each year, it reminds me of my passion and commitment to help aspiring entrepreneurs by sharing my experience.”