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One Veteran’s Air Force Experience Led Him to Start His Own Cryptocurrency

By | Nov 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Rob Viglione is a former officer in the U.S. Air Force, having served as an analyst, researcher, and project manager during his four-year tour. Rob is also the co-founder of the cryptocurrency ZenCash. And as far apart as the worlds of the Air Force and…



How One Veteran Founder Balances Entrepreneurial Spirit With Military Advocacy

By | Nov 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Donald Coolidge has spent eight and a half years in the Marine Corps and served in Iraq. Now, he’s the founder and CEO of Elemental Path, the first company to produce a toy using IBM’s Watson. But he’s a formidable advocate for other U.S….

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Project Sanctuary Brings Together Military Families to Heal and Reconnect

By | Nov 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

For many us, we have no idea what it’s like being a part of a military family, watching a loved one leave for deployment and let alone knowing he/she is protecting our country overseas and facing some of the most dangerous threats. For soldiers…

Startups & Apps

Meet 14 Veteran-Led Startups Charging Ahead in Business

By | May 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

There are about 200,000 military personnel that transition from military to civil life and according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and many are charging ahead to start their own business. What veterans may not realize is that they have many of the…



Tech From Vets Launches Mobile App to Save Veteran’s Lives

By | May 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

The United States has roughly 21.8 million vets largely due to the lingering wars in the Middle East and far-reaching commitments around the globe. It is said that the difficulty that vets have transitioning is one of the toughest costs of war a nation…


Startups & Apps


5 Veteran-Led Startups Found at Bunker Labs Company Showcase

By | May 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm

While the entrepreneurial experience can be hectic, stressful, and downright hard at times, veterans are often prepared to run a business because of the skills they learn in the service. From being accountable for everything you do to understanding the importance of adaptability, veterans…



Coalition for Queens Aims to Create a Diverse Tech Community

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

Having diversity within a company has proven to help the bottom line and can transform a community into a leading hub for innovation. We recently sat down for a Q&A with David Yang of Coalition for Queens, one of the eight Techstars Foundation Grantees, to…

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5 Ways Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Turn Military Skills into Business Savvy

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

About 200,000 people transition out of military service annually, and according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, close to half find that their main challenge is adapting to civilian culture. U.S. veterans seeking to get into business for themselves have a support network from…


A Veteran’s Day Conversation With Entrepreneur and Vet Ray Antonino

By | Nov 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

Patriot Boot Camp (PBC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2012, aims to to provide service members, veterans, and their spouses with access to mentors and training that will help them create the next generation of high-growth startups. Since its inception, the organization has helped over…



From Veteran to Entrepreneur: KlowdTV’s Bill O’Hara

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm

A graduate of the Naval Academy and a 5-year Navy Veteran, KlowdTV CEO Bill O’Hara leads the team dedicated to further advancing on-demand TV. When we last spoke to the team in July they discussed their future plans, so we checked back in to…



From Veteran to Entrepreneur: Sworkit’s Greg Coleman

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm

In honor of Veterans Day, I spoke with veterans who have used their skills and experiences from the military and turned them into successful entrepreneurial endeavors. For Sworkit’s COO Greg Coleman, there is a clear correlation between his training in the US Air Force…



ServingVETS Launches Crowdfunding Campaign, Expands Features

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 10:49 am

ServingVETS is a network dedicated to giving veterans a space to share their opinions about local resources. Using a ratings and reviews methodology, verified veterans are able to provide feedback on everything from educational opportunities, job seeking platforms, and health and wellness facilities. For…



This Veteran is Helping People Fuel Their Dreams

By | Aug 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

For a lot of people, the realization that they’re meant to walk an entrepreneurial life path strikes at seemingly random times – almost out of the blue. That is, most of the entrepreneurs I speak with can trace their journey back to one formative…



Bunkers Labs and JPMorgan Chase Empowering Veteran Entrepreneurs

By | May 6, 2016 at 2:16 pm

You’ve heard it a thousand times: experience trumps skill. And while un-molded talent can innovate new technologies with ease, veteran entrepreneurs know the importance of discipline when it comes to making a startup successful. Fortunately, Bunker Labs and JPMorgan have recognized experience as a necessity…


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VetLaunch Accelerates Veterans to New Careers

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

The job market is always a contentious subject for debate, especially when it comes to reducing the unemployment rate. This is especially true for veterans leaving the military who are entering the civilian workforce, many of whom feel their options may be limited. Whether…


Northern Virginia

Virginia-Based Bunker Labs Accelerates Veteran Entrepreneurs

By | Jan 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Starting a business always comes with a unique set of challenges, but fortunately there are quite a few accelerators and incubators to overcome them. For veterans however, there are only a few programs designed from the ground up that embrace their grit and convert…



Communication is Key for This South Korean BAND of Brothers

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The Republic of Korea Army (RKA) recently began testing out different communication tools to help alleviate the struggle South Korean soldiers, like any soldiers, have being away from their families for long periods of time. The RKA settled on BAND by Camp Mobile, an app that…