VetsinTech is thrilled to have been invited to the White House Joining Forces on May 5th! In celebration of the Joining Forces 5 year anniversary, 50+ companies committed to hire or train 110K veterans into tech careers over the next 5 years. The VetsinTech coalition members came out in force – Ten-X, Intuit, Salesforce, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, HPE and Accenture were all in attendance to support our veterans and the Joining Forces initiative lead by the 1st Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.
For full details and all the pledges read here: FACT SHEET: As Part of the 5th Anniversary of Joining Forces, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Announce New Private Sector Hiring and Training Commitments for Veterans and Military Spouses
Kathleen Carroll and Jeff Bezos of Amazon with Dr. Jill Biden
First Lady Michelle Obama
Katherine Webster and ViT Success Story veteran Riki Tate
Military Appreciation Month – Veteran Entrepreneur Workshop and pitch event!
Join fellow VetsinTech Entrepreneur’s to learn about some of the most successful start-up techniques for growing traction, customer development, funding and more! Also – it is Military Appreciation Month so expect some great beer and pizza as we recognize our veterans and their service.
When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Galvanize San Francisco
VetsinTech @ Twitter
VetsinTech celebrated its fourth birthday at Twitter! We had a fantastic panel that showcased some of the best ViT veteran talent in the tech industry. Army veteran Stephanie Vazquez also discussed her success story—She landed a job at Facebook after attending just a few VetsinTech workshops!
The Ridescout Team Visits ViT Entrepreneurs
In early April we were very pleased to welcome two ViT Senior Advisors, Ridescout’s Joseph Kopser and Craig Cummings, to an intimate gathering with some of our San Francisco-based veteran entrepreneurs: Lydia Davey, Theresa Piasta, Tony Nguyen Sonny Tosco, Aaron Saari, and Manny Parra.
Wells Fargo Hosts ViT “Careers in Cybersecurity” Event
On April 7th, Wells Fargo hosted a ViT Careers in Cybersecurity Event at the San Francisco Wells Fargo. Senior cybersecurity leaders discussed current challenges and potential solutions in a variety of industries. Several Wells Fargo Recruiters attended to answer questions about specific cybersecurity careers.
VetsinTech is pleased to announce this year’s Gala!
Join VetsinTech for a very special event in honor of Veterans Day – a VetsinTech Gala – “Vets2.0 Beyond the Transition” – honoring amazing accomplishments of veteran led initiatives – Friday, November 4th. Details coming soon.
Sign up for our new ViT Entrepreneur Bootcamp!
ViT is working to launch an Entrepreneur Bootcamp that will kick off in May at our San Francisco Galvanize location, and we will introduce a speaker series to address every aspect of entrepreneurship. Watch for a signup link at our ViT Facebook page.