Sunday, January 08, 2012

Thank you VETransfer!

There is a really great veterans entrepreneurship organization in Wisconsin called VETransfer.

They've created an 'innovation accelerator' to help train and launch veterans into new careers as entrepreneurs. I'm convinced their work has significant national implications. They are developing great models to support our current and returning veterans who want to start their own businesses.

The Wall Street Journal recently featured VETransfer in an article titled Military Veterans Prepare for a New Role

VETransfer Executive Director Ted Lasser was with us at the first meeting of our veterans initiative, a couple weeks ago in Milwaukee.

I got a chance to visit the VETransfer offices in Downtown Milwaukee last week to meet with Ted and Director Greg Meier.

What a great operation. Any Wisconsin area veteran interested in exploring entrepreneurship or growing their business, should know all about VETransfer.

Entrepreneurship is emerging as a vital option for many people as their circumstances change. This is especially true for our veterans who face changes and challenges most of us can't imagine.

Time magazine just posted an article titled, 2012. The Year of the Entrepreneur? It starts out saying "2012 looks to be the year of the entrepreneur."

And closes with, "That is why, even though the new year has just begun, the “Entrepreneur” gets my vote for TIME’s 2012 Person of the Year. I can only hope that you will be featured on the magazine’s cover before the year ends."

I believe the Innovation Kitchen model could be a great at creating many new entrepreneurship opportunities for veterans in 2012 and beyond.

VETransfer is an amazing place. I'm inspired by all the entrepreneurship opportunities this model represents nationwide. Keep up the great work!

VETransfer. Accelerating Veteran Owned Innovations.

Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen

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