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VetsInTech in Colorado

VetsInTech in Colorado

 VetsInTech kicked off the Colorado Chapter in partnership with Galvanize and will be launching events and classes to cover all of the 3 E's: Entrepreneurship, Employment and Entrepreneurship.

  • Education: Full scholarship for web dev, cybersecurity and other technical certifications.
  • Employment: Score your dream job with our extensive list of Tech Giants and sponsors like Google, Linkedin, Facebook and others.
  • Entrepreneurship: Join the Silicon Valley ecosystem, attend Y Combinator startup school and meet face to face with CEOs/mentors for invaluable advice and guidance.

VetsInTech CEO ,Katherine Webster, spoke at JSA, Joint Service Academy Cybersecurity Summit in Colorado.

Please support VetsinTech on Crowdrise!

Please support VetsinTech on Crowdrise - The VetsinTech Silicon Valley Invasion to bringhundreds of transitioning veterans to the SF Bay Area to explore opportunities forEducation, Employment, and Entrepreneurship!

Support us here

July News

VetsinTech held another very successful event hosted by Ten-X on June 29th.  Over 60 veterans joined us along with employers Ten-X, LinkedIn, Accenture, Electronic Arts, Salesforce, Tesla and more!

Check out the pics here.

VetsinTech Fall 2016 Gala

Join us for the VetsinTech Gala in Honor of Veterans Day on Nov 4th, 2016 at the Marines Memorial hotel. Please visit the Gala page for details.

Gala page

Wells Fargo’s Support of Military Servicemembers and Veterans Passes $70 Million

Read the Article: Wells Fargo

Veterans Bootstrap the transition from battlefield to tech

Read the Article: CNET


As Part of the 5th Anniversary of Joining Forces, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Announce New Private Sector Hiring and Training Commitments for Veterans and Military Spouses.

Read the Article: Obama White House Archive

Palo Alto Networks EDU 210, Firewall 8.1, Santa Clara CA

Palo Alto Networks EDU 210, Firewall 8.1, Santa Clara CA

17 veteran students completed Palo Alto Networks EDU 210 - Firewall 8.1 during the first week of December 2018.

February and March VetsinTech events

Please Join VetsinTech in collaboration with IAVA and the Marines Memorial Club in SF for the 5th annual Salute to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans! Thursday, March 03, 2016.

Save the Date - VetsinTech will hold our next employer meetup at Twitter HQ in SF on March 29th - 5:30pm!

Join VetsinTech and Silicon Valley Bank at SXSW -  SXSW is the annual pilgrimage to Austin, Texas where cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity meet some of the brightest young minds in the world.  This coming March at SXSW Interactive, Silicon Valley Bank is hosting their annual three-day client lounge for people to relax, recharge, network, and take office hours and have graciously offered space during their "Next Stop Lounge" to VetsinTech!!  Veteran Entrepreneurs register here!!

Join @VetsinTech 2/19 for the #VABrainTrust Hackathon - innovations surrounding mTBI + PTS @VAInnovation

Brain Trust: Pathway to InnoVAtion Hackathon Serving Veterans!

Upcoming Employer and Cyber Security Events

VetsinTech 1st Employer event of 2016 @Twitter!!

Join VetsinTech as yet another very cool company, @Twitter open their doors to welcome the VetsinTech community and our employer coaltion on March 29th, 2016!! Several employers joining include Accenture, Apcera, Salesforce, Palo Alto Networks, Ten-X, Twitter, Intuit, Manpower Group Solutions, LinkedIn and more TBD!  Register here:

VetsinTech - Careers in Cybersecurity - April 7th @Wells Fargo in SF

Please join VetsinTech for the “Careers in Cybersecurity Forum”co-sponsored by Wells Fargo and VetsinTech. Senior Cyber-Security leaders will discuss the current challenges and potential solutions of in a variety of industries, and recruiters will be on hand to discuss opportunities and pathways for careers in Cybersecurity. Check out our amazing line up of speakers and register here: 

Here's what's happening at VetsinTech

Here's what's happening at VetsinTech

VetsinTech @ Twitter

VetsinTech celebrated its fourth birthday at Twitter! We had a fantastic panel that showcased some of the best ViT veteran talent in the tech industry. Army veteran Stephanie Vazquez also discussed her success story—She landed a job at Facebook after attending just a few VetsinTech workshops!

The Ridescout Team Visits ViT Entrepreneurs

In early April we were very pleased to welcome two ViT Senior Advisors, Ridescout’s Joseph Kopser and Craig Cummings, to an intimate gathering with some of our San Francisco-based veteran entrepreneurs: Lydia Davey, Theresa Piasta, Tony Nguyen Sonny Tosco, Aaron Saari, and Manny Parra.

Wells Fargo Hosts ViT "Careers in Cybersecurity" Event

On April 7th, Wells Fargo hosted a ViT Careers in Cybersecurity Event at the San Francisco Wells Fargo. Senior cybersecurity leaders discussed current challenges and potential solutions in a variety of industries. Several Wells Fargo Recruiters attended to answer questions about specific cybersecurity careers.

VetsinTech is pleased to announce this year's Gala!

Join VetsinTech for a very special event in honor of Veterans Day – a VetsinTech Gala – “Vets2.0 Beyond the Transition” – honoring amazing accomplishments of veteran led initiatives – Friday, November 4th. Details coming soon.

Sign up for our new ViT Entrepreneur Bootcamp!

ViT is working to launch an Entrepreneur Bootcamp that will kick off in May at our San Francisco Galvanize location, and we will introduce a speaker series to address every aspect of entrepreneurship. Watch for a signup link at our ViT Facebook page.

VetsinTech at the White House - and join us for Military Appreciation Month!

VetsinTech at the White House - and join us for Military Appreciation Month!

VetsinTech is thrilled to have been invited to the White House Joining Forces on May 5th! In celebration of the Joining Forces 5 year anniversary, 50+ companies committed to hire or train 110K veterans into tech careers over the next 5 years. The VetsinTech coalition members came out in force - Ten-X, Intuit, Salesforce, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, HPE and Accenture were all in attendance to support our veterans and the Joining Forces initiative lead by the 1st Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.

For full details and all the pledges read here: FACT SHEET: As Part of the 5th Anniversary of Joining Forces, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Announce New Private Sector Hiring and Training Commitments for Veterans and Military Spouses

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Kathleen Carroll and Jeff Bezos of Amazon with Dr. Jill Biden

ViT Austin relaunches on August 29th @ Galvanize!

We hope you'll join us in Austin, TX for the relaunch of the Austin ViT chapter in our new digs at Galvanize! Free appetizers and beverages will be provided. There will be ample time for networking as well as a panel that will discuss opportunities in the three E's: education, entrepreneurship, and employment.

To register for the event, click here.

Check out What's Happening at VetsinTech across the country!

VetsinTech NYC:

9/15Free beer and pizza meetup at Galvanize in West Soho

VetsinTech SF:

9/22Employer meetup hosted by TEKsystems

VetsinTech San Diego:

9/27Re-launch of VetsinTech San Diego hosted by Intuit

Join VetsinTech for Dreamforce and Fleetweek


Visit the VetForce booth #2228 on Thursday, October 6th, from 10-2pm! It will be staffed by Salesforce employees, Work For Warriors, as well as VetsinTech Volunteers. Network with other veterans involved with the VetForce Community!


VetsinTech is going to be very active during Fleetweek and we will be hosting a few panel discussions and a Cybersecurity workshop at the Marines Memorial Club on Tuesday, October 4.

Register for free here!Download the overview and detailed agenda for the event.

Promote and share on social media!

Twitter users: Use @VetsinTech, #VetsinTech, @vetforce, #vetforce and #wearefleetweek for fleet week

Veterans Day!

VetsinTech kicked off the Veterans Day week honoring our veterans at the 2nd Annual VetsinTech Gala for Veterans Day "Vets2.0 Beyond the Transition". We would like to thank all of our sponsors and honorees listed here. Check out pics from the gala here.

VetsinTech will be out coast-to-coast supporting our veterans at the following events:

Hiring Heroes and Their Families on the USS Hornet in Alameda on 11/10/16 -
Join VetsinTech Austin on 11/11/16 with Patriot Boot Camp & BunkerLabs for a Veterans Day celebration and social Happy Hour #CTXVeteransDay16

VetsinTech will be supporting the Battle Tested Veterans event on 11/11/16 which focuses on challenging common stereotypes about veterans, celebrating veterans diversity, and empower veterans to reach their full potential in their post-service lives. You can RSVP here.

ViT will be supporting the SF Veterans Film Festival on Nov 12th and 13th:
VetsinTech (Katherine Webster) will be speaking on the 9:30a.m. panel discussion at Stanford University.

We will be at the Veterans Day Parade in SF and around the country and....VetsinTech has been invited to the White House on November 14th with First Lady Michelle Obama for a Joining Forces celebration! Stay tuned for pics later!

Happy Holidays! #GivingTuesday Please support VetsinTech!

Please support VetsinTech during this Holiday Season! See below #GivingTuesday

It’s been just over four years since we kicked off the VetsinTech (ViT) community and it has been an amazing time! We now have twelve chapters across the country, have introduced more than a dozen vet-owned businesses to venture capital, partnered to launch a veterans incubator, ran more than a half dozen veterans hackathons (including the first ever all women veteran hackathon), and introduced thousands of vets and loved ones to their next career &/or job. We have trained approx. 100 veterans on Salesforce administration and trained/certificated 20 veterans in cybersecurity with Palo Alto Networks. We’ve been to the White House several times to raise awareness of veterans issues, partnered with Salesforce, Accenture, Wells Fargo, LinkedIn, Intuit, Workday, Facebook, Ten-X, Palo Alto Networks, TEKsystems and many more to create change and launch careers for our greatest natural resource….our veterans!

VetsinTech recently secured funding from Samsung to train 50 veterans in Web Development at the Galvanize School. Additionally, Palo Alto Networks will be partnering with ViT to provide additional cybersecurity training, and we will be training more veterans on the Salesforce platform. We have a lot of work ahead and need your help to ensure veterans are ready to learn and get hired in high paying careers.

The Giving Tuesday social media campaign on the 1st Tuesday after Thanksgiving (November 29th) is a day dedicated to giving to the causes that mean something to you.

For the last four years, ViT has supported service members in their transition thru Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship in the tech industry.

TechCentralSF Startup Veteran’s Weekend/Hackathon on ABC7

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 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: again to all of our awesome sponsors and partners for helping to make this event possible.

December 2018 Tech Profile

December 2018 Tech Profile

Rafael Escoto Roa, US Air Force

VetsinTech Palo Alto Networks EDU 210, August 2018

I am Rafael Escoto Roa. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where I resided until moving to the United States at 19 years old.

I joined the US Air Force shortly after moving to this great country and have served as active duty since then with duty assignments in Florida, Delaware, Korea, Texas, Spain, Germany, and California. I have deployed overseas several times. I began my military career as a Logistics Technician after which I transferred to cybersecurity. Currently I am an Air Transportation Airman serving as an Air Trans/Cybersecurity Advisor with Latin America as my area of responsibility (AOR).

Technology has been a passion all my life. The military has helped me obtain great education on this field and I have experienced plenty of hours of on the job training.

I saw some incredible fellow Airmen leave the military without a plan for a follow on career. Some struggled with the process. Observing this, I wanted to get ahead of the curve. I completed the transition program offered by DoD and I actively pursued every available resource. This is how I landed on VetsinTech. I connected over LinkedIn and enrolled in the first class I could: Palo Alto Networks EDU 210, cybersecurity training in Santa Clara, CA.

Holiday Party & Employer Coalition Meetup @ LinkedIn San Francisco, CA

Holiday Party & Employer Coalition Meetup @ LinkedIn San Francisco, CA

Over 150 veterans and family members attended. Attendees included recruiters from LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, Adobe, Palo Alto Networks, Shape Security, Symantec, Cisco, PayPal, and more. Below, veterans and employers gather at LinkedIn HQ.

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