The PenFed Foundation announced the launch of the Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program (VEIP) Military Women Startup Accelerator earlier this year
Today, Riggs’ goal is to grow MIC into the military version of South by Southwest (SXSW), the multi-day Texas conference and festival celebrating the tech, film, and music industries. In order to achieve that objective, Riggs is putting into action his second rule of entrepreneurship: Know your skill set.
There’s no ignoring the name, “Never Fucking Quit” (NFQ). The moniker not only defines the premium fitness apparel brand’s mentality, but also the attitude of the Air Force veteran at its helm.
While every community affected by gun violence is shaken to its core, there is at least one citizen in Florida who’s a little more at ease. Hector Delgado, a retired Navy SEAL and founder of ASR Alert Systems, found a way to minimize the harm done by an active shooter.
We talked to Zach Iscol about his background and various endeavors over the years. He shared candid advice about how to translate military experience to success, no matter the chosen path.
For former Army EOD tech Aaron Hale, has been a Navy cook, an Army EOD tech in Afghanistan and Iraq, was injured in an IED blast that left him blinded, fell in love, ran the Boston Marathon, climbed an 18,000-foot peak in the Peruvian Andes, and started a successful chocolate company –– all things he says he never imagined happening.
Brianna Keilar Keilar is no stranger to multi-tasking. She balances a high-profile career in television news with her roles as mom to 2-year-old son Antonio and stepson Teddy and wife to an active-duty soldier.
After he separated from the Air Force and gaining 14 more years of experience managing operations, recruiting, and safety for transportation companies, Johnson found himself inching closer to his dream of being an entrepreneur, thanks to Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner (DSP) Program.
In February 2020, when former Army Capt. Joe Quinn began to hear about a new virus dubbed COVID-19, that could lead to a global pandemic, he went shopping. Never mind stocking up on toilet paper or hand sanitizer; Quinn was after a bigger purchase — a bulk order of beef from a meat processor.