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VetsinTech NYC launch of VetCap for Veteran Entrepreneurs!!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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VetsinTech is kicking off an innovative national program to help veteran entrepreneurs called VetCap (capital for veterans).  VetsinTech is an independent non-profit organization made up of technology industry leaders and veterans with a mission to help train, connect and find jobs for veterans interested in technology careers. 

VetCap is a new initiative for a national series of workshops to help train veteran entrepreneurs on where and how to raise capital, and to connect them to a network of financing sources.  A 2011 Small Business Administration (SBA) study concluded that "veterans are at least 45 percent more likely than those with no active-duty military experience to be self-employed."  The founders of the VetCap initiative came up with this concept following a White House and Joining Forces Veterans Entrepreneurship Workshop in February, bringing together private-sector innovators and entrepreneurs to brainstorm and accelerate the development of new programs to help veterans find and grow their businesses. VetCap is an independent initiative inspired by these discussions and was organized by VetsinTech and other private-sector partners nationwide; VetsinTech and VetCap are not affiliated with any government organization. 

“Veterans represent some of our nation’s brightest and most dedicated entrepreneurs.  A big hurdle for them, however, can be determining where and how to raise the capital they need to grow their business.  VetCap is an innovative initiative inspired by a White House call to help veteran entrepreneurs,” said Craig Hanson, General Partner and Co-Founder of venture capital firm Next World Capital and Co-Founder of VetCap. 

“VetsinTech is proud to be launching the first events of what we hope will be a nationwide series of workshops and a network to connect veterans to capital providers,” said Katherine Webster, Founder and Executive Director of VetsinTech.

VetsinTech NYC will host the next VetCap workshop on June 18th 2014. A panel of expert investors/lenders from the major capital categories will lead discussions on “Where to Raise Capital” and “How to Pitch to Investors”.  The audience will consist ofroughly 50 veteran entrepreneurs from around the country, including up to ten veterans who will be pitching

their startups to the panel of expertsPanel members and organizers include:

Panel members:

VC - Brad Harrison - Scout Ventures

Corporate Ventures - TBD

Angel Investor - Damion Hankejh - Investor, Smithsonian Laureate and CTO Majestyk Apps

Crowdfunder - Julio Terra Community Leader, Design and Technology at Kickstarter

Bank/Lender  - Regina Chien - Entrepreneur Banking @ Silicon Valley Bank

Small Business Administration (SBA) - Rhett Jeppson, Associate Administrator and Office of Veterans Small Business Development


6:30pm Networking Reception

7:00pm Welcome and opening remarks

7:05pm Panel discussion "how to pitch to me" w/Q&A

8:00pm *Veteran Entrepreneurs pitch to panel

9:00pm Adjourn

Space is limited for this event - please register ASAP!  Requests to pitch at this event ends on June 12th - please indicate if you are interested in pitching on the order form when registering thru eventbrite! Email Executive Summary to kwebster@vetsintech.co!!



Have questions about VetsinTech NYC launch of VetCap for Veteran Entrepreneurs!!? Contact VetsinTech

When & Where

Union Square Ventures
915 Broadway
New York, NY 10010

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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