PATRIOT BOOT CAMP ANNOUNCES PBC RISE PROGRAM FOR ALUMNI
Patriot Boot Camp (PBC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit technology startup program exclusively aimed at active duty service members, veterans, and military spouse entrepreneurs, announced it will be hosting PBC RISE May 5-6, 2021, virtually with the presenting sponsor, MetLife Foundation. PBC RISE is a program specifically designed for Patriot Boot Camp alumni who have completed an initial Patriot Boot Camp 3-day program or virtual program. MetLife Foundation contributed a grant to support the program that equips, inspires, and empowers the veteran and military spouse entrepreneur community to accelerate their businesses and be successful in life.
“MetLife is proud to once again support and co-host the Patriot Boot Camp RISE program,” said William Tenney, senior vice president, Global Corporate Security, MetLife. “In line with our purpose, MetLife has a long history of helping veterans and their families so they have the benefits and care they need. As a veteran myself, I’m proud to continue this commitment and honor those who serve our country.”
Entrepreneurs, investors, venture capital firms, and business leaders from around the globe will converge for this virtual event. PBC has a longstanding relationship with MetLife Foundation and is grateful for its ongoing support. Patriot Boot Camp has helped over 1000 entrepreneurs start successful businesses, with their alumni raising over $150M in capital and creating over 1,900 jobs during its nine years of operation.
Patriot Boot Camp is proud of all of the amazing companies accepted to PBC RISE. These companies are leading the new economy through technology innovations. Matt Butler, Founder of Rollers, Betsey Mercado, Co-founder of Objective Zero Foundation, and Ishmael Lebron, Founder of Zomio, are just a few of our alumni that are blazing a trail for veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs. Collectively, they have generated over $4.95 million.