Outcomes & Testimonials
Patriot Boot Camp's programs make real impacts in the lives of military veterans and spouses - and real impacts on the US economy.
We are humbled by the kind words of some truly amazing supporters:
"Mentors are critical to the success of a startup and the connectedness of a startup community. This is a central part of what makes Patriot Boot Camp so effective, a focus on mentoring. Patriot Boot Camp unlocks the power of a community's mentors for veterans, and veteran entrepreneurs are uniquely proficient at taking that advice to found and scale companies."
"I want to thank Patriot Boot Camp for working on another set of challenges, and that is: how we do a much, much better job creating employment pathways for our vets – something that I have spent a lot of time thinking about and working on. We don’t do a good enough job with transition planning. We’ve got to do more to get them connected with successful programs that produce results. Using Patriot Boot Camp as an example, and given the results that you’ve had, gives me a lot of hope that we can do a much better job for our vets."
"Veterans are adept at leading, building and retaining teams. They have direct experience communicating a strategy to a team to in pursuit of a mission. This makes veterans valuable founders and members of a startup team. Patriot Boot Camp helps veterans translate their experience and skills to the startup context. We would all benefit from more Veterans founding startups and joining the startup team ranks."
"Patriot Boot Camp is a much-needed gateway to connect the entrepreneurial skills we have across our family of veterans and military spouses with world-class mentors and opportunities. I can't think of a more important endeavor to both improve the quality of life for our returning heroes and boost our economy with the talent needed to fuel the next wave of high growth businesses. It has been an honor to participate in Patriot Boot Camp as I've always left more energized about our country's future."
"Patriot Boot Camp created a model that generates opportunities for a segment of society that deserves so much more than it gets. Not a gift or handout, but a way to develop a new vocabulary, a new set of skills and a new perspective. A path veterans can take that, through entrepreneurship, generates real value in the world.
I see the need for this program every day. The tens-of-millions in funding raised to date by Patriot Boot Camp veterans helps illustrate just one of the benefits of the program. Other benefits include visible support for veterans, job creation and growth, and a magnet for additional capital that will energize and be used, at least in part, to support local economies.”
“I had the pleasure of mentoring at the first Patriot Boot Camp event in 2012. I have always believed that military Veterans make exceptional entrepreneurs, and Patriot Boot Camp codifies this entrepreneurial potential in a powerful manner. Galvanize has been a proud supporter of Patriot Boot Camp since the day of our founding.”
"I was familiar with Techstars before attending Patriot Boot Camp but wasn't sure what to expect out of the program. After attending the 3-day training event, however, I was amazed, energized, and absolutely determined to get our company into the full, 3-month Techstars program! The amount of valuable information, quality of the speakers, and quality of the participants were surprising and motivating. To this day, many of the attendees keep in touch and share information, advice, and progress reports."