On Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Tarrant College Opportunity Center is hosting a free Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Boot Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. where veterans, active duty service members and spouses have the opportunity to “jump start” their business.
The center is located at 5902 Fitzhugh Ave. in Fort Worth and the event will be held in room 1330.
The boot camp is sponsored by Momentum Texas Inc. – a Dallas-based statewide non-profit – and is being held in collaboration with Lockheed Martin.
From 2010 through the end of this year, Momentum will have trained 3,100 veterans statewide. This boot camp will be the last of the year for the organization.
A news release about the event stated the program will be plait into a morning and an afternoon session.
The morning session will feature various talks including:
Jack Mattson, Lt. Colonel US Marine Corps (retired) discussing “How I Started My Business and the Lessons Learned in the Process.” Now a civilian, Jack is currently an independent Legal Shield Associate, and has started two successful businesses.
Cle Royal, a US Navy Veteran, who now works for the Tarrant County Small Business Development Center, will discuss how SBDCs can help grow businesses.
Patriot Darren Squires, director of Digital Strategy for Zenket LLC, will speak on “Digital Marketing Done Right.”
The morning session will feature talks on business finance and next steps including:
Army Veteran Patrick Alcorn, director of the Veteran’s Business Opportunity Center, will discuss “The VBOC and the SBA Loan Products.”
Jim Reid, Army Airborne Veteran, will discuss “Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses Including Crowdfunding.”
To register for the event, please visit https://freetarrantcountyveteransentrepreneurshipbootcamp.eventbrite.com.