Launch the Next Great Startup in the Military Community

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Program Dates
Aug 19, 2024 Nov 12, 2024
Early Deadline
Jun 30, 2024
Early Entrance Fee
$0 $0
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The Core Experience

You don't have to do it alone. Alongside other like-minded entrepreneurs, you will build your business in a structured, proven process.

Critical Support Network

Join an Equity Collective of helpful startup mentors and founders that are invested in your success.
Get access to a lifetime of support programs and partners that far exceeds any comparable program.

Structured Methodology

Know what to work on, and when, with our proven business-building sprints and structured process.
Build a company with impact by leveraging the world's largest network of startup founders and mentors.

Challenging Process

Less than 40% of Founders make it through the program because we challenge you every step of the way.
Join our Funding Lab program upon graduation to raise capital through a network of military friendly investors

Session Calendar

Below are the dates for the upcoming program

Aug 12, 2024
06:00pm PDT
Accelerator Kickoff
Aug 19, 2024
06:00pm PDT
Vision & Mission
Aug 20, 2024
06:00pm PDT
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Our leadership team are proven startup experts who know how to walk you through the challenges of your early-stage startup.

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Mike Sherbakov

General Partner @ The Veteran Fund
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Ryan Micheletti

Head of Global Operations @ Founder Institute

FI Veteran and Military Family Mentors

Build a business efficiently through video conferences, office hours, and material reviews from a roster of top startup mentors.

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Jennifer Pilcher

Founder & CEO @ Strategic Military Communications, LLC
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David Metzler

Managing Director @ Serenity Ventures
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Justin Nahama

Partner @ FisherBroyles, LLP
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Lisa Song Sutton

General Partner @ The Veteran Fund

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