Join VetsinTech as we support entrepreneurial veterans in a fast paced hackathon where teams are formed around ideas, ideas are refined into pitches, and tech prototypes are created. During the event, attendees will also hear from successful Veterans and industry leaders about the value of driving innovation to disrupt their respective markets. In this full day event, teams will work with Facebook mentors and fellow veteran entrepreneurs to pitch and demo their product/service to a panel of judges. Top winners will receive prizes – Sign up now while there is still space!
Premier Tech Event
1-Month for Winning Team
With a VC
Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer, philanthropist, speaker, and one of America’s most recognized nerds. In 1995 he founded craigslist, which to date has seen more than 5 billion classified ads posted. In 2012 he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. In 2016 he created the Craig Newmark Foundation, a private foundation to promote philanthropy and civic engagement through a number of initiatives.
Kim is CEO and co-founder of Rumi. Since leaving the military in 2013, Kim and her cofounders founded Rumi to work directly with Afghan farmers to import exceptionally high quality saffron in an for-profit enterprise in partnership with the farmers.Prior to her civilian ventures, Kim was a Engineer Officer who led a route clearance platoon in the Wardak and Ghazni…
Bands For Arms
Nick believes that the success of Bands For Arms lies heavily on his staff, leading and guiding him to the decisions that make Bands For Arms what it is today. Naming bracelets after people who have influenced him, is just a little token of his appreciation. Nick has high hopes for Bands For Arms, to continue to grow within more American hearts, creating a new idea in people’s…
Loree supports the Ads Help and Education team at Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook in 2016, Loree led Advertiser Communities and Social Engagement at Google. Prior to joining Google, she co-founded a mobile app company and led marketing at PayNearMe and Military.com. Previously, Loree was a management consultant for Bain & Company.
A builder of over 20 companies working between the US and Europe. Experience helping US companies grow from early stage to global expansion. Always on the look out for the next great builder facing that key inflection point of growth. Always ready to roll up his sleeves to help them take their vision to the next level. Focused on investments in SaaS, security, AI, fintech, analytics, and data management.
John previously worked at the Thiel Fellowship, where he focused on special technical projects. John has also held software developer roles at Sourcegraph, a global code search and cross-reference engine, and Parlio, a political discussion platform acquired by Quora. John received his BS in Computer Science from Stanford University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Review.
General Catalyst Partners
An investor at General Catalyst Partners in Palo Alto, focusing on early stage investments in AI-enabled enterprise applications and highly-regulated industries. Before entering venture capital, she was an award-winning reporter at The Washington Post covering creative industries and government accountability. Katherine graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in…
Sean Sheppard is the Founding Partner, GrowthX and Co-Founder, GrowthX Academy. Sean is a five-time selling founder, venture capitalist and top 20 sales influencer who has successfully grown dozens of early-stage companies across a wide variety of products and markets. At GrowthX Academy, Sean leads the sales and business development immersion program helping people develop…
|9:00 - 9:30 AM|
|9:30 AM - 9:45 AM|
Welcome (Facebook & VetsinTech)
|9:45 AM - 10:30 AM|
Ideas & Pitches
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM|
Team Formation and Begin Hacking!
|12:00 PM - 12:45 PM|
Keynote Speaker and Lunch
|12:45 PM - 1:00 PM|
|1:00 PM - 1:30 PM|
FB SMB Team Presentation
|1:30 PM - 5:30 PM|
Facebook Mentoring and Teamwork
|5:30 PM - 6:00 PM|
|6:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
Dinner and Speakers
|7:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
Final Pitch Event to Judges and Awards