Patriot Boot Camp

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The mission of Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) is to provide Veterans, active duty service members and their spouses with the tools and resources to be successful entrepreneurs. PBC is a national program designed to engage, inspire, and mentor military veterans and their spouses to start, innovate, and scale the next generation of business leaders in technology. PBC provides free education training in entrepreneurial and business skills as well as mentoring to participants.

PBC is an independent Colorado nonprofit operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. PBC partners with Techstars and other organization to provide the highest quality education experience possible for our military community.

Attendance to PBC is open to active military, Veterans, and/or their spouses at no cost. 2015 Patriot Boot Camp programs will be announced in early 2015.

Overview


Over the course of the 3-day program, PBC leverages the startup community network to provide entrepreneurial education and mentoring to help participants solidify a business idea, focus their fundraising pitch, and demonstrate progress along their entrepreneurial and employment paths.

PBC has a high success rate of helping veterans through startup education and mentorship.

PBC participants come from all walks of life in the entrepreneurial community. Men and women, officers and enlisted, all come together to improve themselves professionally and entrepreneurially.

Check out these blog posts from PBC alumni (here and here) about their experiences. You can also watch this video from the 2013 Patriot Boot Camp.

Follow us on Twitter @PatriotStartups to stay up to date on changes and additions to the schedule.

Mission


The mission of PBC is to give Veterans and their spouses the tools and resources they need to be successful entrepreneurs and build companies of scale and impact. This mission is based on four fundamental beliefs:

  1. Veterans’ skills and experience make them excellent entrepreneurs
  2. Empowering Veterans and military spouses to start their own companies will help them become the drivers of their own financial security
  3. Veteran entrepreneurs will help solve Veteran unemployment because they love hiring other Veterans
  4. Veterans will be the engine for economic growth in the United States

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