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VetsinTech Fall 2018 Gala
November 2, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM UTC-8
VetsinTech and our Host Committee – Craig Newmark (founder craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies), Marc and Laura Andreessen, Ron Conway of SV Angel, Larry Baer CEO of theSF Giants, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Assemblyman David Chiu cordially invite you to attend the 4th Annual Vets 2.0 “Beyond the Transition” Fall Gala in support of VetsinTech and in celebration of Veterans Day.
Join us on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco to celebrate Veterans’ Day at our 4th Annual Fall Gala “Vets 2.0 Beyond the Transition.” The evening will commence with an open bar cocktail reception and silent auction. Our leading sponsors, host committee, and special guests will join us at an exclusive VIP cocktail reception. The gala will pair estate wines and an exquisite dinner with entertainment, awards, and a live auction, followed by two hours of open bar as we celebrate our service members and gala attendees.
Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction: 6 pm-7 pm
Seated Dinner and Program: 7 pm-9 pm
Cocktails with Veterans Afterparty: 9 pm-11 pm
Dress code is semi-formal with service dress uniform and black tie optional.
Top companies and major foundations sponsor the Fall Gala every year. Senior executives from a wide variety of tech-focused companies and leaders in both the private and public sector attend the gala. Entrepreneurs, public officials, civic leaders, veterans and their family members, and media representatives will be in attendance for this very special evening. Additionally, our active duty veteran students and alumni are a formidable presence and eager to talk about their experiences.
Sponsors receive high-profile exposure, access to an exclusive cohort of influential supporters, and media attention. Interaction with community leaders, public servants and private industry leaders has always been a hallmark of this evening’s festivities. Ultimately, your generous support of VetsinTech will help ensure our critical mission is a success. For sponsorship information, please click HERE
VetsinTech is the only non-profit devoted 100% to getting veterans into the tech industry. Our organization is made up of technology industry leaders and former service members who support our veterans by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem through Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship – the 3Es! ViT is committed to bringing together our tech-specific network, resources, and programs to help our veterans transition from the military and into their new careers.
CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS
Over 80% of Post-9/11 veterans leave the military without a job or follow-on career
250,000 men and women leave the military every year. The vast majority do not have a plan for a post military job, let alone a post military career. At the same time, the demand for professionals in web development and cybersecurity professions is increasing exponentially. With some traiining and the right networking opportunities, Veterans are an ideal fit for these critical vacancies. VetsinTech helps to train not only active duty servicemenbers and veterans, but also the spouses. By providing valuable trainiing at no cost to veterans and their spouses. And for those who want to work for themselves as entrepreneurs in tech, VetsinTech has programs to expedite thier success as well.
Over 90% of Veterans who have participated in VetsinTech programs currently have jobs.
Our education programs combined with our Employer Coaltion Meetups put veterans face to face with tech recruiters who are actively seeking veterans – adding the human dimension – as opposed to submitting job applications and resumes in the virtual domain where feedback is rare to non-existent.
OUR SUCCESSES ARE YOUR SUCCESSES
The Fall Veteran’s Day Gala is VetsinTech’s major fundraising event to support our critical mission. Sponsorships, in-kind gifts, and individual contributions have a direct impact on our programmatic offerings and on our ability to improve the lives of the veterans nationwide, but especially in our local community.