EVENT SPONSORS

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1st Annual Veteran Pitch Competition

FIRST PLACE WINNER - $5,000

JACK CHILD - G-FORCE FRANCHISE GROUP

SECOND PLACE WINNER - $3,000

TY DEMAREST & AHKYM CORBIN- SHUTTLE.DOG

CROWD FAVORITE - $2, 000

BRYAN FULLER - POWER ROWING

WINNERS

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Thank you to all that participated!

CONNECT

Connect with veterans and entrepreneurs to share information, ideas, advice, and experiences.

INSPIRE

Inspire other veterans and budding entrepreneurs by sharing stories of success and accomplishments.

SUPPORT

Support veterans by offering guidance, resources, and tools for launching and maintaining a successful business.

Venture Café District Hall 

Address:

Venture Café, District Hall

75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Phone:

(617) 982-3213

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ABOUT THE VETERAN ENTREPRENEUR SERIES

WHAT:

This programming series, established in 2015, is designed to connect, inspire, and support military veterans in their efforts to start companies, operate businesses, and navigate the path of entrepreneurship.

Events in the series offers networking, panel discussions or keynote speakers, workshops, and office hours with professional resources.

WHO:

This series is open to the public with a content that is geared toward:

  • student veterans
  • transitioning military
  • budding entrepreneurs
  • start-up/early stage business founders
  • growing business owners
  • social entrepreneurs

WHY:

This series is a forum to help veterans navigate the start-up stage, educate aspiring entrepreneurs on resources to support growth, provide networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs, invigorate veterans in innovation economy, offer entrepreneurial path to trained leaders and problem solvers.

 

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COMPETITION JUDGES

 

Joe Caruso

I'm interested in meeting entrepreneurs who are bright, passionate, & high integrity.... and also interested in advisor/director roles where the issues are strategic and intellectually challenging.

George Mabry

A seasoned entrepreneur and senior-level executive who helped build and lead the pre-eminent market research and consulting company in the pharmaceutical industry. Broad experience in general management, human resources, technology and operations in a team-oriented environment. Formal training and experience in software development, marketing, and general management.

Teresa Nelson

Teresa Nelson is a Founding Principal of The Impact Seat, a knowledge bank and consulting service working for inclusive innovation (www.theimpactseat.com). With business partner, Barbara Clarke, and a modular team of experts, the company uses its network to take the ideas of diversity to a richer level by applying the best research and practice available in business and academia. The Impact Seat creates pathways for people and ideas to change the business models of science, capital markets, government and corporations so that talent and resources have reach beyond conventional ground.

David Verrill

Mr. David Verrill is Founder and Managing Director at Hub Angels Investment Group, LLC. Previously, he served as a General Partner at the firm. In 2000 he helped found the Hub Angels. Mr. Verrill has helped found two businesses in technology consulting and third party marketing in the financial services industry. He is the Chair Emeritus of Angel Capital Association. 

VETERAN BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

SHIELD AI

Our Mission

To protect service members and innocent civilians with artificially intelligent systems.

Today, actionable intelligence is extremely difficult to collect in the last several miles of combat environments, and as a result, we ask people to make life altering decisions with very limited information. Sometimes, these unapprised decisions have tragic costs.

We solve the intelligence deficit in the last mile by giving robots and UAVs the ability to perceive their environment. Once they can perceive their environment, they can explore, collaborate, and gather intelligence in their environment. Our products provide forces with intelligence that removes the fog of war and allows them to make better, more informed decisions- decisions that protect and save lives.

With regard to ground combat missions, Shield AI's goal is to reduce American and civilian casualties to 0 by 2030.

WORKSHOPS

There are currently no workshops scheduled for November 1

GET INVOLVED

Interested in participating in the series as a panelist, speaker, workshop host or advisor?

Contact Chris Pratt at cpratt@suburbanresources.com