How to Prep for Patriot Boot Camp: Utah

It’s almost time for what will be an awesome, exhausting, motivating, kinda scary, fun, educational, and inspirational weekend. You’ll meet so many amazing folks. You’ll freak out a few times. You’ll be so ready to rock investor meetings. You’ll take tons of notes and learn so much. So how in the hell does one prep for such a weekend? Fear not. We’ve got a list for you.

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PATRIOT BOOT CAMP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH GOOGLE FOR STARTUPS

It's official! We’re partnering with Google for Startups to support veterans and military spouses while pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams. Our new partnership will pair startups founded by veterans and military spouses in the Patriot Mentor Program with advisors from Google to provide product expertise throughout their entrepreneurial days.   The support that PBC alumni veterans and military spouses will get from this new Google for Startups partnership will put them heads and tails above their competition.  This is BIG news because Patriot Boot camp is one of only 50 organizations worldwide selected to participate in a closed group of Google for Startups partners to support veterans and military spouses during their small business venture!  To learn more about our new partnership click here.

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Find the Perfect Gear Rentals

 

I am Jeff Redmond.  An Army Combat Engineer, an Electrical Engineer, a dad, a PBC Alumni, and the CEO and Founder of Red Bear Rentals. I wanted to share a quick story about starting my business and the help the veteran community has provided!

Like many of you my story begins in the military. I spent nearly eight years traveling the world clearing bombs off the streets of Iraq and Afghanistan. It was an exciting time with a lot of ups and downs! When I was done and back at home I just wanted to relax and explore the outdoors. If I didn’t have the gear I needed I could usually count on a battle buddy to lend me theirs, or I’d swing by the MWR for a weekend rental.

Now that I am out of the Army that community is hard to find. There are neighbors everywhere but hardly any talk to each other. There are rental shops, but they are usually far away or don’t have what I need. Since I wasn’t moving every year I just went ahead and bought everything! Great, now I can’t fit my car in the garage, and I pay $200 a month for a storage unit…

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PATRIOT BOOT CAMP ANNOUNCES RISE PROGRAM FOR ALUMNI

Patriot Boot Camp Seeks Veteran, Active Duty and Military Spouse Entrepreneurs 

BOULDER, COLORADO, June 17, 2019 – 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 October 10-12, 2019, at the MetLife Global Technology & Operations campus in Cary, NC.  PBC RISE is a new program specifically designed for Patriot Boot Camp alumni who have completed an initial Patriot Boot Camp 3-Day Program.  MetLife Foundation contributed a $50,000 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.   

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Quick Tips & Tricks for Remote Work/ Entrepreneur Life

Just because you’ve moved away from a corporate office or military work schedule to a sunny beach, co-working space or home office as an entrepreneur doesn’t mean workplace habits go out the window. If anything, working remotely requires planning and accountability- this starts with setting your tasks and ends when the work is complete. Self-discipline can be hard. Especially if you are not in the office, with plenty of people who are buzzing around you, looking at you, and asking how’s it going?

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