Patriot Boot Camp – May 2014

In the #GiveFirst spirit, Techstars supports those who have served our country by hosting Patriot Boot Camp. PBC is an intense three-day program that educates and mentors active service members, Veterans and their spouses to innovate, build technology companies, and create jobs. Essentially, they get a mini Techstars experience.

The next PBC will be held at the Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York City from May 16th to 18th. You can learn more about the program at their website or check out this video from last year’s event.

Patriot Boot Camp alumni are building great business. A couple great examples are Dave Cass and Dave Parker with Uvize (accepted into the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by Techstars and recently funded by FG Angels), and Gregory Coleman with Nexercise (accepted to the Techstars Chicago).

Do you know a Veteran, active service member, or military spouse who could benefit from a miniature Techstars experience? Please encourage them to apply here. The deadline to apply is April 4th, 2014, tonight, at midnight Eastern time.

  • Clint326

    If you’re a military veteran, active duty, or a military spouse and you’re excited by the tech startup space, I strongly urge you to apply before midnight EDT TODAY, Friday, April 4. The Techstars Patriot Boot Camp is a fantastic event where you can learn from – and network with – successful tech entrepreneurs for three days … for FREE! Where else can you get that kind of deal (although you do have to get there and pay for your own lodging). Learn more about last year’s event from my blog posting at http://clintlaskowski.com/2013/07/techstars-patriot-boot-camp-2013/ #APPLY

  • NorrisKrueger

    Brad, as a huge fan of Mike Haynie’s Entrepreneur boot camp for service-disabled veterans (http://whitman.syr.edu/EBV) I know that (1) this is a moving, powerful experience and (2) it really, REALLY works. [By one metric, service disabled veteran owned businesses (SDVOSB) have a staggeringly high success rate.] Mr. Laskowski, good on ya for doing this!