MX, the leading data platform for banks, credit unions and fintechs, has signed a four-year sponsorship of Patriot Boot Camp. MX will also be hosting the next bootcamp August 23-25 at MX headquarters in Lehi, Utah – helping transitioning members of the military, veterans and military spouses pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
"Coming from a military family as well as having attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, I have seen firsthand the incredible entrepreneurial potential of these brave men and women who serve our country," said Ryan Caldwell, founder and CEO of MX. "We are very proud to be a four-year sponsor of Patriot Boot Camp and look forward to hosting these talented people at MX headquarters. We want to do all we can to help contribute to their entrepreneurial success."
"We've worked hard to be the only non-profit in the U.S. offering intensive entrepreneur boot camps – through both in-person training and year-round virtual mentoring – to veteran, service members and military spouses," said Jen Pilcher, CEO of Patriot Boot Camp. "It's an honor to have the continued support of the MX team as well as their beautiful facilities in Utah for our August event."
For years MX has been involved with Patriot Boot Camp through its relationship with USAA, whose subsidiary is an investor in the company since 2015, leading up to MX hosting and sponsoring the 2019 event presented by Techstars and sponsored by USAA, the Jared Polis Foundation, Google for Startups, and the MetLife Foundation. Over the three days in August at MX's offices, current military and military spouse entrepreneurs will meet with more than 20 speakers and 50 mentors, all of whom have volunteered their time to provide one-on-one mentoring sessions.
Patriot Boot Camp by the numbers:
MX is the leading data platform for banks, credit unions and fintechs, enabling its clients and partners to easily collect, enhance, analyze, present and act on financial data. Using MX's platform and products, MX clients are able to understand their customers in real time like never before, allowing them to be truly customer centric, empowering them to grow faster and deliver an exceptional customer experience all while reducing costs. Founded in 2010, MX is one of the fastest-growing fintech providers, partnering with more than 2,000 financial institutions and 43 of the top 50 digital banking providers. For more information, visit www.mx.com.
About Patriot Boot Camp
Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) is a non-profit founded in 2012 to provide active duty service members, veterans, and their spouses with access to mentors, educational programming, and a robust community of experts and peers to help them innovate and build impactful businesses. PBC assembles and activates an inclusive community that advances veterans and military spouses in their mission to become creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs leading the new economy.
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.
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…
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?