FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Josh Carter, CEO (interim)
Patriot Boot Camp Announces Denver Accelerator Program, Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of Admiral John Bird
Patriot Boot Camp Accepting Denver Applications, Seeks Veteran and Veteran-Spouse Entrepreneurs
DENVER, Colo. – May 8, 2018 – Patriot Boot Camp (PBC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit technology startup accelerator program exclusively aimed at active duty service members, military veterans and veteran spouse entrepreneurs, announced it will be hosting its next tech entrepreneurship program in Denver from September 28-30, 2018.
The program is now accepting applications through June 1, 2018 for all interested service members, veterans and veteran spouse entrepreneurs.
The Denver program is Patriot Boot Camp’s 13th official program, and the second program to be hosted in Denver. In an effort to reach a broader group of entrepreneurs, the program will be happening in conjunction with Denver Startup Week, the largest entrepreneurial event in North America.
During the intensive three-day entrepreneurial boot camp, participants will receive access to mentors, educational programming and a robust community of experts and peers to help them innovate and build impactful businesses. Offered free of cost, the program is modeled after the three-month Techstars accelerator, which helps entrepreneurs build successful businesses from anywhere in the world.
“We are beyond grateful to have the opportunity to bring Patriot Boot Camp back to Denver for a second year in a row,” said Josh Carter, Patriot Boot Camp’s interim chief executive officer. “With our involvement in Denver Startup Week, we’ll reach an even wider audience of entrepreneurial military vets and spouses to help bring their ideas to life and integrate them into Colorado’s robust tech ecosystem.”
In conjunction with the opening of applications, Patriot Boot Camp has appointed retired Vice Admiral John Bird, current senior vice president of military affairs at USAA, to its board of directors. Through this appointment, Admiral Bird’s leadership and pragmatic approach to problem solving and steadfast decision making will serve to increase growth and improve the results of the upcoming programming for participants.
“I’m excited to bring my passion for supporting veterans in transition to this growing, dedicated organization with a very noble mission,” said Vice Admiral John Bird. “I’m looking forward to helping guide Patriot Boot Camp as they equip the next generation of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and provide them with access to resources and community partners that can help them grow and succeed.”
As a member of PBC’s board of directors, Admiral Bird will assist in developing a new and improved set of programs to Patriot Boot Camp’s military spouse and veteran community and will continue to advance veteran innovation and entrepreneurship in Denver.
Patriot Boot Camp’s three-day program is designed to engage, inspire, and mentor military veterans and military spouses to start, innovate, and scale technology-focused businesses. The Denver program will open the door for participants to entrepreneurial education, mentoring, and networking to help them solidify a business idea, focus their fundraising pitch, and provides guidance to help them progress along their entrepreneurial path.
Patriot Boot Camp has helped over 750 entrepreneurs start successful businesses, with alumni raising over $70M in capital and creating overt 1,300 jobs during its six years of operation.
All interested service members, veterans, and veteran spouse entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply to the Denver program through Patriot Boot Camp’s webpage.
About Patriot Boot Camp
Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to equip active duty military members, veterans, and their spouses with the education, resources, and community needed to be successful technology entrepreneurs. The objective of PBC’s three-day program is to provide military members, veterans, and military spouses with access to mentors and training to help them innovate and build the next generation of high-growth, scalable, and impactful companies. PBC leverages a nationwide network of business and startup community thought leaders to more effectively guide entrepreneurs in bridging the gap between military service and entrepreneurial life. http://patriotbootcamp.org.