Transitioning from careers can be tough for anyone. When it comes to military veterans, that pressure can often be compounded as they seek to acclimatize into civilian life. Luckily, a career in tech can be a perfect fit––just ask ex-military turned entrepreneurs like Bob Parsons, co-founder of Go Daddy, Brad Hunstable, co-founder of Ustream and Catheryne Nicholson, founder of BlockCypher.
We want to help vets out on their journey to a new career. That’s why we offer a scholarship that reduces costs by $100 a month for any current or returned members of the military.
If you’re looking to return to the workforce after service, there are plenty of companies out there interested in helping you to succeed.
Angel investment group, Hivers & Strivers, focuses on early stage investments to support start-up companies founded and run by graduates of U.S. Military Academies. They give military veterans a platform to bring their businesses to life, with mentorship and support along the way.
Hirepurpose matches veterans with great American companies. The startup is committed to closing the gap between the transition from military service to civilian career success.
HireHeroes also assists vets and their spouses with the tradition from military to civilian life. Their website quotes 38,000 helped since their inception.
VetsinTech connects current and returning vets with tech-specific resources, networks and programs. They also organize hackathons, pitch meetups and business plan competitions.
Silent Professionals is a private security job network that matches ex-military with vetted private security careers. Current listings in tech include those for a malware analyst and information systems security officer.
Art by Rachel Knobloch.
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