FH+H Hosts Veteran Entrepreneurs for Pitch Competition and Mentoring

FirstWave, Bunker Labs, and Capitol Post bring veteran-owned start-ups and investors to The Forge at FH+H.

FH+H hosted more than one hundred veteran entrepreneurs and investors at the FH+H Forge for the FirstWave Pitch Competition on Sept.15.  The event was run by Bunker Labs and Capitol Post and sponsored by FirstWave.

The event included business pitches from five veteran-owned start-up companies: True Made Foods, Armaments Research Company, re:3D, Tokken, and ORCA. Outside judges included David Jones, Bull City Ventures; Ben Britt, Route 66 Ventures; Steven Witt, DataTribe; Scott Campbell; Wes Blackwell, Angel Investor; Doug Doan, Hivers & Strivers; and Kay Parry, Square 1 Bank.

Winning first place and a prize of $10,000 was Samantha Snabes, cofounder of re:3D Inc., which is a company that aims to provide large-format 3D printing at an affordable price.

FirstWave is comprised of service academy graduates who are also executives and professionals with a superior track record of career progression and good citizenship. Each year, FirstWave members gather for a leadership weekend to provide education and inspiration on three leadership themes of business, community, and military service. The weekend also leverages FirstWave member networks, resources, and energies to help a non-profit organization that supports military members or their families. For 2017, FirstWave chose to work with Bunker Labs and Capitol Post.

FH+H is proud to have hosted FirstWave, Bunker Labs, and Capitol Post and join them in supporting veteran entrepreneurs.

See the FH+H FirstWave Pitch Competition album for pictures of the event.

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