If you have been wondering where my posts have been lately, I have been very busy finishing the first guide to New York City and preparing for a competition. The guide is almost ready for the printer and I won Second Place in the competition! I am a 2013 graduate of the EBV-F (Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Veteran’s Families), a program for military family members that helps them learn how to start and run a business and then stays with them by providing continued support as they move forward. My 90 second elevator pitch was well-received, further validating my work on this project. I will include the pitch on my ‘The Project’ page for those of you who are interested in more information.
This is from our monthly newsletter. Feel free to reach out and congratulate them yourself!
Congrats to the winners of our 2nd EBV National Business Plan and Pitch Competition held during EBV National in Dallas, thanks to the generosity of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Disabled Veterans of America, EBV Foundation and EBV Consortium. Participants in the competition presented their plans and were eligible for a combined $75,000 in prize money. A record 50 plans were submitted and narrowed to 10 semifinalists.
Business plan competition winners are:
· 1st Prize - Docere eLearning Solution, Sandra Gonzales
· 2nd Prize- Couper Ellis, Zona Schroeter
· 3rd Prize - Expanded Inventory Solution, Bobbi Collins
· Best Social Ventures - A.I.C Publications, Makin Hamzah; and Hixson
Holding LLC, Cory Hixson
· Venture Impacting Veterans - OnCommand K9 Training, Ben Simmons
40 grads participated in the 90-second venture pitch competition. Winners are:
· 1st prize - HubYub, Blake Hogan
· 2nd prize - Pocket Parks Publishing, Rosemary O'Brien
· 3rd prize - My Hero Classifieds, Brandon Bunch
· Tie for 4th prize - MyActiveChild.com LLC, Charlotte Moore and Trabus
Technologies, Art Salindong
Please visit the EBV website if you are a veteran, veteran's family member or would like to contribute to the EBV or EBV-F programs.