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VetCap Catches Fire in NYC, Powers Veteran Entrepreneurs

VetCap Catches Fire in NYC, Powers Veteran Entrepreneurs

[caption id="attachment_807" align="alignnone" width="614"] Military veterans gathered in NYC for Vetcap, a new national series of financial workshops sponsored by VetsinTech.


 
For military veterans looking to break into the tech industry, a friendly audience goes a long way.  So say participants in Vetcap, a new national series of workshops launched by VetsinTech (ViT) that gives veteran entrepreneurs a chance to network and “pitch” their startup idea to a panel of industry pros as part of a financial workshop.  Sponsored by the New York City chapter of ViT, the latest Vetcap was held at Union Square Ventures on June 18, 2014. Nine vets pitched in all.

“Relative to all things out there for veterans, it’s probably the best thing I’ve done,” says Jonathan Frangakis, a former Major in the Marine Corps. “I got really solid feedback and tons of information I never would have known about.”   Click here to read more..
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Great Launch for VetCap to help Veteran Entrepreneurs!!

Great Launch for VetCap to help Veteran Entrepreneurs!!

In honor of Military Appreciation Month and National Small Business Week, VetsinTech kicked off an innovative national program to help veteran entrepreneurs called VetCap (capital for veterans) on May 14th, 2014.  The event was a huge success as over 70 vets attended - with 10 vets pitching to fund their own startup!
Thanks to Joining Forces and the White House for the inspiration and recognizing VetsinTech -
http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/blog !!



The VetsinTech launch of VetCap in honor of Military Appreciation Month



...How many veterans in the room??





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Military Appreciation Month! Join Vets in Tech for the launch of VetCap!!

On May 14, 2014 VetsinTech is kicking off a new, national program called VetCap (capital for veterans) to help veteran entrepreneurs, with the support of the White House and in collaboration with a national network of partner organizations.  VetCap is starting with workshops nationwide to teach veteran entrepreneurs where and how to raise capital, and connect them to financing sources.  Click here

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What's Happening with VetsinTech!!

Greetings Veterans and supporters!  Lots happening at VetsinTech - much good work in support of our veterans.  VetsinTech was invited to the White House at the end of February where we attended the Veterans Entrepreneurship Workshop.  Click to see pics. Several great ideas in support of our veteran entrepreneurs surfaced and are pushing forward - so watch for more news here, as VetsinTech will be launching a very exciting new program in SF on May 14th at Next World Capital with support from the White House!

On March 20th and 21st VetsinTech hosted the VA at Intuit for a Lean Start-in Design for Delight session and there are great things to come from that as well.  Click to see pics. And another one. We held ViT Employer event at the end of that session, welcoming new employers into our coalition including Akamai, GE Software, and Manpower Group Solutions.  Together with our group of employers we hosted over 60 veterans who were able to discuss employment opportunities and also help ViT celebrate 2 years since our very first event - The Startup Veterans Hackathon on March 24th and 25th in 2012!

Finally to close out March - GE Garage and VetsinTech DC hosted an amazing event highlighting Advanced Manufacturing and 3D Printing opportunities for veterans careers on March 31st.  Click to see pics.  We are now on to planning some pretty special events for April, May, and June - stay tuned!!

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Attention Military Veterans in the SF Bay Area!

Join us!  VetsinTech Social and Networking with Employers!!Join VetsinTech for a casual happy hour and networking event with employers!!  For those of you who joined us last March at Pedro's this will be a similar experience - just networking and informal meeting with various employers (they will be color coded so you know who they are :) Employers expected to be in attendance include Intuit, Manpower Solutions Group, GE Software, Thermo-Fisher, Workday, and more TBD!!  Refreshments/Appetizers will be served!

Register Here!! 

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Vets in Tech would like to thank Morrison and Foerster for a great Entrepreneur Event

VetsinTech had an awesome year in 2013 with approximately 25 events across the country as we launched in Portland OR, Los Angeles and San Diego CA, Austin TX, Washington DC, and New York City, NY!   Our first event of 2014 was a great entrepreneur and education program at Morrison Foerster!! The Vets in Tech Entrepreneur’s Business Basics Legal Workshop presented basic corporate legal issues vital to entrepreneurs thinking about or actually forming their own technology start-up companies (offered in SF, LA, DC, and NYC TBD).  If you missed this one, keep an eye out for future events with Morrison and Foerster!

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Building Your Brand: ViT Profile Review!!

Vets in Tech (ViT) and LinkedIn are combining resources to advance education and employment opportunities for current and returning veterans.
IF YOU ARE IN SF.......Join us for our national event exclusively for ViT members on Friday, December 13th!! – Building your Brand: ViT Profile Review. LinkedIn will review your LinkedIn online profile to help you enhance your professional brand.  We will have other tech recruiters (Intuit, Visa, Twilio, Workday, Comcast, and more TBD) on hand to look over resumes and help with career advice - so please bring resumes if you would like to have yours reviewed.  Be sure to complete all fields when registering as LinkedIn employees will review your profiles in advance and then will work with you in person to enhance your profile where needed.
After the LinkedIn/Employer event we will head out for the VetsinTech Holiday party!!  The VetsinTech holiday party will start 4pm at a nearby location - 88 King St (corner of 2nd and King)  YOU MUST REGISTER HERE:
If you are NOT in SF......no worries - veterans can still register for an online review of your LinkedIn profile here:

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The National Launch of VetsInTech!!!

Join us in SF for the National Launch of VetsinTech!! In honor of Veteran's Day 2013 in addition to SF we will be introducing new ViT chapters and their leaders in DC, NYC, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, Portland/Seattle and San Diego!!  Each one of these veteran leaders has already held their first meetup and are helping build the ViT community locally to support our current and returning veterans.

Please join us with other VIP guests to support our veterans and welcome our new ViT leaders!  Several sponsors will be in attendance including Intuit, Visa, Twilio, McAfee, Workday and more!!

Register here: http://vitnationallaunch-eorg.eventbrite.com/

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Vets in Tech on Forbes.com!

Do you want to learn the secrets of being hired as a military vet into a tech company? Check out this incredible article covering Vets in Tech, with valuable advice about getting hired on Forbes.com!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2013/07/24/veterans-recruiters-want-to-hire-you-but-they-need-your-help/

 

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Vets in Tech Hackathon @Facebook - Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day

And the winners are...1st place: Campus Drive, 2nd place: Kudo's Loop, 3rd place: Threads!! Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all the teams who participated. See our press: click here

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Announcing Vets in Tech Hackathon @ Facebook - Military Appreciation Month!

Announcing Vets in Tech Hackathon @ Facebook - Military Appreciation Month!

Announcing Vets in Tech Hackathon @ Facebook - Military Appreciation Month.  Vets in Tech is pleased to be partnering with Facebook for our best event ever coming on May 29th 2013 to celebrate Military Appreciation Month!! Learn more: Click hereWhat: Vets in Tech Hackathon @ Facebook - Military Appreciation Month!When: Wednesday, May 29th 2013  - 9am to 8pmWhere: Facebook Campus Bldg 15, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CARegistration Link: click here

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Thanks to all who participated in our Veteran's Day Weekend Hackathon!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Veteran's Day weekend hackathon Nov 9-11th! Congratulations to our winning teams....1st Place = Bugl.co and 2nd place - NeoSpace with 3rd place going to the Pocket Drill Sergeant!! We would also like to thank Mayor Ed Lee for visiting with us on Veteran's Day - see all the great press here

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Iraq Veterans Launch RallyPoint

A LinkedIn For The Military (And Life After)

Read the Article: TechCrunch

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Meet The VetsInTech Hackathon Participants

And Its Winner, Bugl.co [TCTV]

Read the Article: TechCrunch

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SF Groups Help Veterans

SF groups help veterans with jobs, permanent housing.

Read the Article: ABC 7 News

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Vets in Tech Veterans Day Weekend Hackathon!

As many of you know VetsinTech was launched out of TechCentralSF and we are pleased to announce another version of the very popular hackathon bringing our tech community together to support our veterans during Veterans Day weekend hackathon!! Please join TechCentralSF along with many industry leaders and VIP's at this exciting event! click hereFor more info, schedule, speakers, sponsors and more: click here

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TechCentralSF Startup Veteran’s Weekend/Hackathon on ABC7

[youtube video=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVPnN9Z2cGQ]

 We have successfully launched Vets in Tech on July 31st. Visit our site here: http://vetsintech.coCONGRATULATIONS to our winners of Startup Veterans Weekend/Hackathon – 1st Place: Collectio, 2nd Place: Rebound, and 3rd Place I-Vitality!! Actually everyone who competed as a winner in my book! We had over 40 veterans joining 40 non-vet techies for the competition and inspiring keynote by Steve Blank (Four Steps to the Epiphany and The Startup Owners Manual) along with remarks from Co-host Craig Newmark and President of the SF Board of Supervisors – David Chiu who delivered a proclamation declaring it “Startup Veterans Day” in San Francisco. Take a look at pics from the event here

In addition, a segment of the event aired on local Channel 7 – see the video here: http://youtu.be/jVPnN9Z2cGQTHANKS again to all of our awesome sponsors and partners for helping to make this event possible.

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The Launch of VetsinTech!

Our mission is to support our recent and returning veterans – with re-integration and by connecting vets to the tech ecosystem.

ViT will act as an independent, agnostic organization bringing the tech community together in support of our veterans.  We are committed to giving back by bringing together a (tech only) network, resources, and programs for our veterans interested in tech...Education, Entrepreneurship, and Employment.

"There is, I am convinced, a sea of goodwill out in the country of people and places yearning to help. We need to tap into it. We need to make that connection. We need to come up with new ways and new ideas to make life better for those affected by this war...""Sea of Goodwill" - Admiral Mike Mullen

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Veterans, Meet Tech Jobs

“Veterans, meet tech jobs: VetsinTech program launches this week”

Read the Article: Venture Beat

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Veterans In Technology

Veterans In Technology: Silicon Valley Taps The Military For The Next Wave Of Startup Power (PHOTOS).

Read the Article: The Huffington Post

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