Applications are now open for the October 2021 2-day virtual program that mentors future entrepreneurial leaders. Patriot Boot Camp is partnering with Berkeley College to help the military community grow more tech startups.

Are you a service member, Veteran, or military spouse entrepreneur who wants to learn how to start and grow your business? According to the Small Business Administration, Veteran-owned businesses represent 9.1% of American owned businesses. Studies show that Veterans tend to out-earn non-Veteran entrepreneurs.

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Patriot Boot Camp is partnering with Berkeley College to help the military community grow tech startups.

Patriot Boot Camp, a 501(c)3, is providing a 2-day virtual fall program presented by Berkeley College on October 14-15, 2021.

Including those overseas

“For the first time in our 9-year history, Patriot Boot Camp will also be recruiting from OCONUS (overseas). Service members, military spouses, and Veteran entrepreneurs who are thinking about starting a business or currently have a new start-up are ideal candidates for this program,” said Jennifer Pilcher, CEO and 2013 alumna of the PBC organization. “We are thrilled to provide this opportunity to those currently serving overseas who normally would not be able to travel to an in-person boot camp.”

Only 50 slots available, apply now

Patriot Boot Camp will accept 50 participants for the program and provide educational programming, world-class speakers, resources and subject matter experts who will deliver individual mentoring sessions.

“Berkeley College has a longstanding commitment to the welfare and success of military students, Veterans, and their families,” said Diane Recinos, vice president of Student Success at Berkeley College. “We are excited to partner with Patriot Boot Camp to ensure their future success in entrepreneurial ventures.”

Virtual Fall Boot Camp for entrepreneurs

The next Patriot Boot Camp will be held virtually on October 14-15, 2021. You can find the agenda here.

Step1: Are you an ideal candidate for Patriot Boot Camp? Click here to find out.

Step 2: Apply here, no later than August 30, 2021.

Previous attendees included:

  • 72% Veteran
  • 60% service-connected disability
  • 27% female
  • 15% active duty

What people say about the program

Here is what Patriot Boot Camp entrepreneurs, sponsors, speakers and mentors are saying about the program:

“PBC is a purpose-driven team making an absolute difference in our military Veteran entrepreneurial ecosystem.” – PBC Virtual Speaker

“This is the single most powerful network I have been a part of!” – PBC Virtual Entrepreneur

“The quality of entrepreneurs accepted to PBC continually impresses me; their results speak for themselves.” – PBC Virtual Mentor

Apply here NLT August 30, 2021.

The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on part of VA.

By Submitted by Berkeley College staff

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Published on Aug. 10, 2021

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  1. Gale Selvage August 21, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I’ve been in ElPaso Texas for 3 years now and I can’t say enough about the care that has been giving to, I think the VA has done a great job,

  2. Tonya Savice August 15, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Tried to enroll several times. Not user friendly

  3. Mark Welling August 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    I wish to enroll in the Patriot’s program.
    Please contact me Thanks

    Mark Welling Disabled Veteran

  4. Fred Beyer fmr Sgt USMC, 100% rating August 12, 2021 at 6:07 am

    One has to wonder… Where did the millions of dollars disappear to, that the VA saved when NOT helping most Veteran’s during the year + COVID lockdown? How big a dollar raise did the Democrat appointed Director of the VA AND his many high echelon buddies get this year??? They have reduced veteran care, time and time again! No extra pair of glasses, diabetic lancets and test strips to “ONCE EVERY OTHER DAY”!!!. 4 months wait for optometry, dental, etc. Can’t afford to pay for enough doctors to care for us. The FACT is… most disabled vets think they are being treated by qualified medical DOCTORS in Primary Care… but they are REALLY being treated by lower level NURSES!!! NOT DOCTORS!! And no, it is NOT as good level of care! If nurses were indeed as qualified as doctors, what the heck do we even NEED doctors in the world for?! Hmmmm?… We disabled vets made a contract with Congress when we enlisted!!! An ENFORCIBLE contract. We were guaranteed the BEST care AVAILABLE!… Not what’s left after the VA Director and his buddies fatten their personal bank accounts!
    Oh yeah, and that “free to go to outside providers” is pure bunk! Disabled Vets CAN go to an outside optometrist… for the exam ONLY! Then the VA makes us jump through HOOPS to get an appointment to get the actual glasses through THEIR eyeglass contractor! The underhanded self enrichment of the VA upper echelon is much worse than most realize!
    It is time for a class action move against these mis-managers of the Veterans Affairs Department!!!

    • DeWayne August 12, 2021 at 9:44 am

      You lost credibility when you pointed your finger at a political party in your second sentence. Stop muddying the waters with politics. You’re just feeding the machine that has been the root of evil, since the start of American government.

  5. CHARLIE A LARSON August 12, 2021 at 2:24 am

    no comment

  6. ELLETT SMITH August 11, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    As a vet I’m proud to serve

  7. Joseph A Kastle August 11, 2021 at 10:49 pm


  8. Joseph A Kastle August 11, 2021 at 10:49 pm


  9. Joseph A Kastle August 11, 2021 at 10:48 pm


  10. Joseph A Kastle August 11, 2021 at 10:46 pm


  11. Mark August 11, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    A complete waste of time. I read 4 pages of content and still have no idea how to win the truck.

    This just pisses veterans off.

  12. Thomas L Snellgrove August 11, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Want to win the truck

  13. William Whipple August 11, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    As a retiree of the US Army, I appreciate the services of the VA. As a disabled veteran, I also appreciate the concurrent payment of VA disability pay as well as retired pay from DFAS.

  14. Harold Jackson August 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    I am not aware of this program and I can’t pass judgement on it at this time.

  15. Stephanie Tuttle-Lamb August 11, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    I am absolutely ready to take my business idea all the way and I believe this is just what I need! I am a 100% Disabled Army Veteran. I’m working with my son on a program/business that focuses on all fishing in the state of Maine! FishMe:Freshwater fishing is our start hoping to move through each state and encourage veterans and everyone to get out fishing through tournaments, gear, blogs and just connecting the fishing community. Thank you
    Stephanie Tuttle-Lamb
    SGT US Army

  16. Hugh Mixon August 11, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    I’m happily retired and strongly support these efforts. I’m 80% Disabled and soon to be 77 years young. God bless America.

  17. Bonnie Villegas August 11, 2021 at 7:46 pm


  18. tom white August 11, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Can’t find a place to register for Toyota. Is this some kind of joke on our vets?

  19. Robert jones August 11, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Could use it for food bank mine is old and in very much need love to give back to community

  20. Robert L Phillips August 11, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    put me in for Toyota truck drawing

  21. JOHN DEWEY sr August 11, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    I , like others, could use this truck.

  22. JOHN DEWEY August 11, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    DVA Thanks.

  23. Alexander August 11, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    I am a Vietnam veteran 100 per cent disability but I am too old to participate

  24. Jesse Atkinson August 11, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    I wish to enroll in the Patriot’s program.
    Please contact me Thanks

  25. Gregory Sturm August 11, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    wish to enroll in the Patriot’s program.
    Please contact me Thanks

    Gregory S. Sturm Disabled Veteran

  26. Frankli Balliet August 11, 2021 at 5:31 pm


  27. James Williams August 11, 2021 at 10:15 am

    I wish to enroll in the Patriot’s program.
    Please contact me Thanks

    James A. Williams Disabled Veteran

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