Vet Cap: Capital For Veteran And Military Spouse Entrepreneurs

Katherine Webster is founder & CEO of VetsinTech, a nonprofit helping veterans accelerate startup & job opportunities in the tech sector. Having worked with hundreds of veteran entrepreneurs, I can tell you that the biggest challenge they face is access to capital. A 2017 report titled “Bridging the Gap: Motivations, Challenges, and Successes of Veteran Entrepreneurs” (download required) concluded that veterans need more support around financial education literacy and confirmed that veteran entrepreneurs’ primary challenge is indeed accessing capital.
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Iraq War veteran Will 'Akuna' Robinson is the trailblazing superstar of thru-hiking

WILL 'AKUNA' ROBINSON, 40, strides with authority and speed on the trail. He learned long ago that if you're gonna do something, you do it right. After five years of avid thru-hiking, he still pauses to say hello to everyone he can. Some he knows from previous trails, when they shared miles and hardships. Some recognize him from Instagram, or as the first Black man to complete America's nearly 8,000-mile Triple Crown of Hiking in September of 2019, his visage in catalogs and strewn across web banners as a brand ambassador for Merrell footwear.
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Lawmakers urge Hochul to fund veteran program ‘about life or death’

State lawmakers want Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul to deviate from her predecessor and fund a program that saves veterans’ lives. The Pfc. Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer-to-Peer Program mentors veterans with trained peers who have also served in combat to help with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and other mental health issues.

How one veteran paid off $70,000 in debt in just three years

When Gennitha McLeod left the military in 2010, she wasn't sure how to use her veterans benefits or manage her money. She'd been affiliated with the military since she was 19, first as a military spouse and later during a four-year stint in the service as a private first class.

101-year-old WWII veteran gets recognition at last at Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK — Crescencia "Joyce" Garcia is a 101-year-old veteran who served overseas during World War II, but her story was lost for generations. She was born on April 18, 1920, in Maunabo, Puerto Rico. She left Puerto Rico when she was 18, leaving her mom and her sister behind for a better life, although Garcia saved up to bring them over eventually.

Event by March for 22 raises awareness for veteran suicides

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — While many were celebrating Veterans Day on Thursday, a group was walking 22 miles to raise awareness and support for local veterans’ mental health. The march began in Maysville Thursday morning. More than 200 participants took part and, along the way, others were walking 22 kilometers along with a 2K […]

102-year-old Air Force veteran celebrates ‘unique’ life

LOUDON, Tenn. (WATE) — One East Tennessee veteran is being celebrated for his service to this country and for reaching a milestone birthday. Pete Weber Jr. is 102 years old. He’s lived a full life but if you ask him, he’ll say he’s just lucky. Nov. 7 marked Weber’s 102nd...

Gay Navy veteran's widower fights for benefits in historic appeal

Navy veteran Rhett Chalk was rendered quadriplegic on Thanksgiving Day in 2003 after his knee — which he severely impaired while serving in Vietnam — gave out, causing him to suffer a life-changing spinal injury. At the time, Chalk had been with his partner, Lawrence Vilord, for roughly 26 years....
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World War II veteran honored during Veterans Day ceremony in Wasilla

World War II veteran Jim Schmidt, 94, of Anchorage, was honored during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Mat-Su Veterans Wall of Honor on Thursday. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, shared Schmidt’s amazing story of service with the crowd gathered in a snowstorm in Wasilla. Sullivan previously shared Schmidt’s story on the U.S. Senate floor in October as the “Alaskan of the Week.”