Veteran business Patriot Boot Camp scheduled for April 17th-19th in New York City


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Veterans know the importance of a strong network. However, many Veterans overlook their most powerful tool when they leave the service. Whatever the obstacle may be, chances are there is a Veteran who can and is willing to help. The business battlefield is no different. There are many amazing Veteran entrepreneurs communities that Veterans should leverage. Patriot Boot Camp is one of the best.

Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) is a nonprofit on a mission to equip active duty military members, Veterans and their spouses with the education, resources and community needed to be successful technology entrepreneurs. Patriot Boot Camp is presented by Techstars, a global technology business incubator powerhouse that empowers emerging start-ups.

PBC will be hosting its spring 2015 event in New York, New York April 17-19. The event is free of all charges (except travel and lodging) and open to all active duty military members, Veterans and their spouses. All interested candidates will need to apply by March 19. Apply at: http://www.patriotbootcamp.org/pbc-application-new-york-city-april-2015/

Listen to PBC Director Sean Maday on the Command Your Business podcast.

Patriot Boot Camp is an intensive three-day event designed to engage, inspire, and mentor Veterans and their spouses to start, innovate, and scale technology-focused businesses. It is modeled after the three-month Techstars accelerator and provided to Veterans, active service members, and/or their spouses at no cost.

Over the course of the event, PBC provides between 50 and 75 handpicked participants with entrepreneurial education, mentoring, and networking to help them solidify a business idea, focus their fundraising pitch, and demonstrate progress along their entrepreneurial path. “PBC gave us an awesome education and connections as we launched our startup and got started building our product,” said Greg Adams, a 2014 PBC alumni, US Army Veteran, and founder of Stabilitas. “The PBC experience has been phenomenal for us – we’re incredibly thankful!” Since completing the program in New York City last year, Stabilitas found its Chief Technology Officer through the PBC network, has raised private capital, and was accepted into the Techstars Cloud accelerator.

 

Author

Tim Hudak

  joined the VA digital engagement team in December 2013. Tim, a Chicago-land native enlisted in the Marine Corps straight out of high school. As an intelligence analyst he deployed to Al Anbar province, Iraq with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 in 2006 and 2008. After the Marine Corps, Tim used the GI Bill to earn a degree in Intelligence Studies from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., and co-founded the university’s first student Veteran organization. Tim is active in many Veteran organizations and enjoys wrestling his German shepherd, Capone (who wins more often than you would think).

Comments

  1. Sabrina Marshall-Wojtewicz    

    Tim, thanks for mentioning a program such as Patriot Boot Camp! Would love to talk to you about The Bunker, from The Bunker @ Austin. We are a 6 mo. program with a very similar mission as PBC and have a close relationship with their team.

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