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Techstars Patriot Boot Camp Chapel Hill Highlights

Techstars Patriot Boot Camp

Dave Drach – VP Partnerships, Techstars

Patriot Boot Camp’s mission is to provide veterans with the support and resources they need to take charge of their entrepreneurial journey and build the next generation of high-growth technology companies of scale and impact.

Patriot Boot Camp 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.

Pillars of Success

Techstars Patriot Boot Camp believes their mission can be accomplished by building on three pillars of success (as shown in the video above):

1. Education
2. Mentorship
3. Community


Patriot Boot Camp was founded by Taylor McLemore as a volunteer effort organized under the startup accelerator Techstars to address the gaps in support military members, Veterans, and their spouses often encounter as technology entrepreneurs.

The first Patriot Boot Camp event was held in 2012 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Subsequent events were held in 2013 at the George Washington University School of Business, and in 2014 at Goldman Sachs in New York City and the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in Madison, Wisconsin.

Many sponsors, mentors and supporters helped PBC grow into a successful catalyst for helping military veterans and spouses launch into technology entrepreneurship. In fall 2014, PBC became an independent program and filed for non-profit status.

Patriot Boot Camp — Detroit, MI

Patriot Boot Camp is open to veterans, active-duty servicemembers, and their spouses. The next Patriot Boot Camp event will be in Detroit, Michigan from October 23 to October 25.

You can apply to Patriot Boot Camp here.

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