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Apply now to join ‘The Bunker’ in Chicago- “We are a program built by veteran entrepreneurs—for veteran entrepreneurs.” 

The Bunker targets existing veteran owned tech startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to come, create, and conquer the business world through their ideas, hard work, and strategy.
- Connect to leading thought partners
- Access leading veteran talent
- Exclusive events
- Access to a leading investor network
- The place to launch or lift your business

 (via The Bunker – A Veterans’ Incubator)

Apply now to join ‘The Bunker’ in Chicago- “We are a program built by veteran entrepreneurs—for veteran entrepreneurs.”

The Bunker targets existing veteran owned tech startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to come, create, and conquer the business world through their ideas, hard work, and strategy.
- Connect to leading thought partners
- Access leading veteran talent
- Exclusive events
- Access to a leading investor network
- The place to launch or lift your business

(via The Bunker – A Veterans’ Incubator)

(via AlleyWire Inspire: Cassandra Cook — The U.S. Marine Corps Trained Her, Now Who Will Hire Her? This Amazing App Might Have the Answer… | Alley Wire)

Imagine giving your all to the country you love, and then you decide to leave the military and pursue a career outside the armed forces.

“I was putting my resumé out everywhere on the internet going to businesses… no luck. No one was really looking for my qualifications.”

This is the sad situation of many army veterans when searching for a job. Hiring Our Heroes is a program that uses today’s technology to help find work for army veterans. The group, part of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce initiative, partnered with Verizon and Frog Design to create an app that translates military work experience into civilian resumes.

The app is called Hire Our Heroes Personal Branding Resume Engine , and we think it’s about one of the most innovative things we’ve seen. Not only did some major names collaborate in the startup spirit, but they’re doing true good for our fighting men and women.

The story here is told through the eyes of Cassandra Cook, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, now working with Verizon. This is our first attempt at a bit of longer-format journalism, so unlike our two-minute vignettes and special segments it runs longer. But the human and technologically innovative elements of this story were too complex for just a scant 120 seconds.

See what Hiring Our Heroes can do for our country here on #alleywireinspire.

#liveinnovatively

Read more at AlleyWire.com, http://www.alleywire.com/2014/06/30/alleywire-inspire-hiring-our-heroes/

Hiring Our Heroes - Personal Branding Resume Engine

TRANSLATE YOUR MILITARY EXPERIENCE FOR
EMPLOYERS, SO THEY CAN TRANSLATE IT INTO SUCCESS.

This great tool from HiringOurHeroes does the following:
“Help potential employers understand how the skills and experience you’ve gained as a service member make you a great employee. The Personal Branding Resume Engine™ will translate your military record into a strong resume that civilian employers can understand. Once you complete your resume, you can make it viewable by thousands of employers using the Resume Engine to look for qualified job candidates.”

Learn more at https://resumeengine.org/

The First Women-VetsinTech Hackathon at Facebook.
Please help spread the word for the first Women-VetsinTech Hackathon at Facebook on August 25th, 2015.
More details: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-1st-ever-women-vetsintech-hackathon-facebook-tickets-12193833083

The First Women-VetsinTech Hackathon at Facebook.

Please help spread the word for the first Women-VetsinTech Hackathon at Facebook on August 25th, 2015.

More details: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-1st-ever-women-vetsintech-hackathon-facebook-tickets-12193833083

(via VetCap Catches Fire in NYC, Powers Veteran Entrepreneurs — Vets in Tech)

For military veterans looking to break into the tech industry, a friendly audience goes a long way.  So say participants in Vetcap, a new national series of workshops launched by VetsinTech (ViT) that gives veteran entrepreneurs a chance to network and “pitch” their startup idea to a panel of industry pros as part of a financial workshop.  Sponsored by the New York City chapter of ViT, the latest Vetcap was held at Union Square Ventures on June 18, 2014. Nine vets pitched in all.

(via VetCap Catches Fire in NYC, Powers Veteran Entrepreneurs — Vets in Tech)

For military veterans looking to break into the tech industry, a friendly audience goes a long way. So say participants in Vetcap, a new national series of workshops launched by VetsinTech (ViT) that gives veteran entrepreneurs a chance to network and “pitch” their startup idea to a panel of industry pros as part of a financial workshop. Sponsored by the New York City chapter of ViT, the latest Vetcap was held at Union Square Ventures on June 18, 2014. Nine vets pitched in all.

(via Habits That Great Military Leaders Practice - Business Insider)

In honor the 239th anniversary of the Army, Business Insider recognizes the leadership traits of Army soldiers.

(via Habits That Great Military Leaders Practice - Business Insider)

In honor the 239th anniversary of the Army, Business Insider recognizes the leadership traits of Army soldiers.

Jun 2

General Assembly offers free scholarships for Veterans

Veterans in web development immersive course benefit from scholarships

GA_logo_FF0033Veterans are some of the most passionate and capable members of our American society. With this in mind, General Assembly (GA), a global educational network offering classes, workshops and events in technology, business and design, has started a scholarship fund with support from rapper Nas, and companies Microsoft, Google and Hirepurpose, to help Veterans, women and other minority groups find more representation in the tech community.

The Opportunity Fund will provide assistance for traditionally underrepresented groups in tech to attend GA’s Web Development Immersive (WDI) course in New York. Microsoft provides the scholarships to Veterans, and Hirepurpose, a job-matching site built by Veterans for Veterans, has contributed a housing stipend.

GA’s mission is and has always been to create a “global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love.” For GA, increasing the affordability and accessibility of its programs is a core component of that mission, as is finding ways to make the programming available to more people, especially those who are underrepresented in the industry.

The WDI program is designed to turn beginners into work-ready junior developers in 12 weeks. For those not familiar with the industry, developers are computer programmers who specialize in writing code to design and create websites and Web-based applications. Ideally, WDI participants will have working knowledge of Web programming, to include basic comprehension of the programming languages known as HTML and JavaScript, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) —the style sheet language used for formatting documents written in markup language. For those looking to gain a more thorough understanding of what programming entails, GA’sDash program is a fantastic place to start.

WDI is challenging and its curriculum is demanding, but graduates leave the program with the ability to build complex programs and apps on the Web, a skill that is incredibly in demand. Following graduation, participants will have full access to all of General Assembly’s resources, including its network of hiring partners and personalized support in finding full-time employment. A junior Web developer can anticipate an average starting salary of $70,000-$85,000.

Veterans are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to transition to the tech industry, and add their unique perspective to the community. Scholarships for applicants to attend a WDI session beginning in August are currently open until Wednesday, June 11, and can be filled out here.

General Assembly is a global educational institution that is building a community of individuals empowered to pursue work that they love through instruction and opportunity in technology, business and design. GA focuses on teaching its students the most relevant skills needed for the current job market in topics including:  Web development, data science, software engineering, product design, digital marketing and more. GA offers full- and part-time courses and classes, and workshops and events from its 10 campuses across the globe, as well as online education.

http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/14308/veterans-in-web-development-immersive-course-benefit-from-scholarships/

Ranked Top 100 Military Friendly Employers

VetsinTech launches VetCap: Workshop on financing your business, in SF on May 14th, 2014. 

The genesis of VetCap started at the White House Workshop on Veteran Entrepreneurship

The next VetCap will take place in NYC on June 18th. Join the VetsinTech NYC Meetup group for upcoming details. 

VetCap Kicks Off First Workshop in a National Initiative to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs

  • Joining Forces is proud to applaud VetsinTech, an organization linking veterans with the technology industry.
  • Yesterday, as a result of the recent White House Veterans Entrepreneurship Workshop – co-sponsored by Joining Forces and the Office of Science and Technology Policy – VetsinTech hosted an inaugural “VetCap” workshop in San Francisco.
  • VetCap is a series of national workshops focused on educating veterans on where and how to raise capital. The workshops also connect veterans to a network of financial sources.
  • Yesterday’s workshop involved a panel of investors and lenders from the major capital categories, and a series of discussions on where to access capital and how to pitch investors. Veteran entrepreneurs from around the country participated in the event, including veterans who had the opportunity to pitch their own startups to the panel of expert investors.
  • Entrepreneurs and small businesses are a big driver of our national economy, and veterans often possess a set of skills that make them uniquely well-suited for success. Studies show veterans are more likely to be self-employed than their peers with no military experience.
  • Recognizing the enormous potential of our service members, VetCap strives to expand opportunity for veteran entrepreneurship – and yesterday’s kick-off workshop is just the beginning.
  • Commander Cara LaPointe, U.S. Navy, is a White House Fellow in the Office of the First Lady.