Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, Founder Hayward's Gracefully Global Group Educational Publishing Firm Chosen for NEW Military Veterans-in-Residence Cohort
Showcase to Launch Cohort and Introduce Veteran Business Owners Scheduled for 6 p.m. September 11th at WeWork Golden Gate in San Francisco
The newly-formed cohort consists of nine veterans and one military spouse, all company Founders, who will be utilizing complimentary WeWork office space for the next six months as they grow their professional networks and businesses.
"Per the SBA and U.S. Census Bureau, there are 2.52 million businesses in the U.S. that are majority-owned by military veterans," shared Ms. Tiscareño-Sato. These businesses create $1.14 trillion in revenues annually - a massive contribution to our national economy. 252,377 of those veteran-owned business are right here in California. I'm proud to be one of ten super-ambitious entrepreneurs working from the WeWork Golden Gate location, co-hosted by Bunker Labs."
To introduce these veteran-owned businesses to the San Francisco community, a business showcase and networking session will take place on September 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. at WeWork Golden Gate at 25 Taylor Street, San Francisco. Registration link is here.
The cohort consists of the following veteran entrepreneurs, companies and offerings, representing all branches of the U.S. armed forces:
Erik and Rebecca Casarez, US Army veteran and military spouse, Co-Founders of Green Ledger CPA, an established accounting and tax preparation company that delivers expert bookkeeping, financial accounting and tax services needed by all startups and small businesses.
Kristopher Floyd, US Marine Corps veteran, Founder of TeamMate, a data-driven social media platform for the health and fitness space that uses blockchain technology to monetize data for users.
Karl Burnett, US Air Force veteran, Founder of Droan, an on-demand regional transportation company, manufacturing and operating a fleet of autonomous electric passenger aircraft.
Ron Fulton, US Army veteran, Founder, Cyber Soldier, Inc., an accredited cyber security and risk management training company providing dynamic resource optimization, asset protection and Enterprise foresight to secure and manage today's ever-changing digital attack surfaces: people, applications and data.
Brian Ross, US Army veteran, Founder at Infrashares, an investment crowdfunding platform providing alternative infrastructure finance for public agencies delivering critical infrastructure such as roads, bridges, mass transit, renewable energy projects, and water treatment facilities.
Zoe Moore, US Army veteran, Founder of LB Alliance, an event resource group with a blossoming portfolio of talented professionals ready to support the needs of clients - those with seasoned event professionals and startups needing end-to-end support.
Leo Madrid, US Navy veteran, Founder of the P.E.A.C.E (People Evolve As Consciousness Expands) Museum, a pre-revenue purpose driven enterprise providing Biodynamic Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence with Brain-to-Machine (Consciousness)
David Endean, David serves as one of the City Leaders for the Bay Area Chapter of Bunker Labs. David is focused on facilitating the success of the Veterans in Residence cohort. A US Coast Guard veteran, he's the Founder of Passions and Talents, a young company aimed at helping job-seekers more effectively search for their ideal next job.
Community members interested in attending this unique event celebrating the Bay Area's newest veteran-owned businesses should register here. Please note that everyone must sign in at the WeWork front desk to attend.
If you are not on the RSVP list, you will not be permitted entry.
The cohort has created a website to make it easy for the public to learn about each veteran-owned business and to connect with the founders online. Visit https://virbayarea.com/