In a recent press release, The Veterans in Business Association (VIBA) at Rice University announced that ThinkGenetic has been accepted as a finalist into the 2018 Veterans Business Battle out of 70 applicants.
Each year, the two-day event gives military veterans an opportunity to pitch business ideas to investors and lenders for a chance to raise capital. During the competition, finalists attend workshops geared toward businesses in early stages of development, have the opportunity to perfect their pitch and receive feedback from professionals, network with potential investors and learn from other entrepreneurial success stories. With more than $2.3 million of investment offers extended thus far, it’s the largest veteran business competition in the country. In addition, winning entries will receive mentoring and strategic advisers from a diverse and valuable pool of leaders in the entrepreneurship community.
“Not many know that two of three of the ThinkGenetic founders are veterans, both myself serving as an officer in the US Navy and Len Barker, who also served as a officer in the USN and attended US Naval Academy,” explained ThinkGenetic Co-Founder and CEO, Dave Jacob. “We are excited to to have been chosen as a finalist and are working hard to showcase our innovative and life-changing tools we are developing for the genetic disease community.”
ThinkGenetic will descend upon Houston, Texas for VIBA’s Veterans Business Battle at Rice University on April 13-14, 2018 to compete in a series of finalist presentations.
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