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    The RFYF Veterans and First Responders Business Development initiative will host its inaugural venture pitch competition online starting on Februrary 1, 2022, and extending through May 1, 2022. At the end of the 120 days, RFYF will post the finalists for our Veterans and First Responders Venture Pitch on May 13, 2022. RFYF will then give each of the finalists one last opportunity to pitch for the RFYF board as well as introduce the finalist to the RFYF fellowship. Winners will be announced on May 27, 2022, and invited to participate in our RFYF adventure on Memorial Day Weekend 2022.

     The RFYF Veterans and First Responders Pitch Competition is open to veterans and first responders who are aspiring entrepreneurs and geared towards idea, early stage, development, and accelerated growth stage companies looking to raise funds to get their idea off the ground, raise awareness for a cause, expand into new markets, establish humanitarian aid, financial assistance, add on additional headcount, or simply expand the existing business. We are talking about any size company. RFYF is committed to funding and donating to businesses who are passionate and dedicated to their causes without clause for their specific industry. We simply ask that you fill out our business application form and revenue certificate and submit to with the required documentation. Good luck to you all and be sure to check back for updates!

Session Closed
Finalists Announced This Week 

   Eligibility Requirements

  1. Business Idea or Existing Business Opportunity

  2. Founded by a Veteran or First Responder

  3. Operating for at least 1 year, exempt if New Business Idea

  4. Headquarters in the USA!

       Selection Criteria

  1. Impactful idea for Veterans/First Responders and their community

  2. Have an existing business model or new idea

  3. Have a plan for use of funds

  4. Financial Statement for prior fiscal year, exempt if New Business Idea

Important Dates

  1. Open Enrollment for RFYF Venture Pitch Competition February 1, 2022

  2. Close Enrollment for RFYF Venture Pitch Competition May 1, 2022

  3. Finalists announced May 13, 2022

  4. Winners announced May 27, 2022

Three Part Registration
All forms are required by all participating companies.

Ride For Your Flag, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit was founded by a group of combat veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each of the founders has their own charity or supports another, ranging from treating Veteran PTSD, those suffering from disabilities, and backing for Law Enforcement. Collectively, they bring their individual experience serving others focused on improving mental and physical health.

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