Date: Nov 15, 2018Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater NY Startup Showcase: Military Veterans Entrepreneurs

Thu, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Withum
General PublicAlumni Angels


Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater NY (HBSAANY), Bunker Labs and Withum are hosting a Startup Showcase featuring early stage companies founded by military veterans entrepreneurs.

Presenting Companies:
Jumbbit is a paradigm-changing data security company, that takes critical data and encodes into private blockchain to secure against cyber attacks, such as ransomware and insider threats. The platform is currently rolling out several pilots.
Presenter: Billy Gouveia, Captain, U.S. Army (Co-Founder, Security & Compliance, Jumbbit)

Milk Money Kitchens is business consulting and rental kitchens for food entrepreneurs and home/social cooks., Nancy Preston, Founder & CEO, is opening New York City’s first of its kind, 4500 sq.ft. rental kitchen in the East Village, December 2018.
Presenter: Nancy Preston, Chief Engineer, U.S. Army (Founder & CEO, Milk Money Kitchens)

Pre-Rec is a fintech platform using recommendation intelligence to modernize the way the fixed income industry trades.
Presenters: Isaac Cecil, Combat Operations, U.S. Army (Co-Founder, Pre-Rec) and Tom Kelly, Combat Operations, U.S. Army, National Guard (Co-Founder, Pre-Rec)

Fitfight is the first and only global fitness competition app.
Presenter: Steven Forti, Special Forces, U.S. Army (Founder, FitFight)

Backpacks for Life is a non-profit that provides homeless, low income and at risk veterans, and their families, with resources to improve outcomes. In just three years, the pair have distributed nearly 5600 backpacks filled with toiletries and more, servicing Veterans in twelve states.
Presenters: Brett D'Alessandro, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps (Co-Founder, Backpacks for Life) and Alexa Modero, Military Spouse (Co-Founder, Backpacks for Life)

Watch My Bud is an online platform and app connecting pet-owners with pet-sitters, with an emphasis on active duty service members who often must relinquish their furry family members while on deployment.
Presenter: Josue Encarnacion, Security Forces Raven, U.S. Air Force (Founder, Watch My Bud)

HOLCOP Security Systems is a security firm, servicing small, medium and large sized companies in need of upgrading security design.
Presenter: Michael Cook, Aircraft Electrical Specialist, U.S. Air Force (Founder, HOLCOP Security Systems)

Free HBSAANY Members – Register on Gust
Free/ Veterans (E-mail Rachel Robins at
$15/ General Public
Chris Emme (GMP 16)

A full-service accounting and consulting firm well versed in the disciplines relevant to doing business in today’s world. Withum’s dedicated technology team offers a broad base of client experience to software developers, systems/network integration firms, e-commerce, edtech, adtech and fintech companies, technology manufacturers and digital media, as well as service providers.

Bunker Labs
Bunker Labs is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Chicago and built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans to start and grow businesses. Through local chapters organized in cities across the U.S., Bunker Labs provides educational programming, mentors, events, and thriving local networks to help military veterans succeed and thrive as entrepreneurs and innovators. Bunker Labs programming includes Launch Lab Online, Bunker Brews, CEO Circle and WeWork Veterans in Residence Powered by Bunker Labs.

WeWork Veterans in Residence
The WeWork Veterans in Residence Powered by Bunker Labs, incubated in Denver and launched nationally to 14 total cities on November 9, 2017 ahead of Veterans Day, It is an initiative in partnership with Bunker Labs aimed at helping US military veterans pursue their life’s work. Whether a veteran is starting a new business, looking to build their network, or trying to find their next career, the WeWork Veterans in Residence Powered by Bunker Labs provides veterans the space, services, and community they need to find their tribe and create their life’s work. Cohort members receive fully sponsored workspace for six months. Currently accepting applications for Spring 2018:

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Date: Nov 15, 2018Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


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Arnie Albornoz, Ali Amarsy, Gunnar Anderson, David Arcara, Ronnie Balog, Daniel Benitez , Bradley Berkson, Jonathan Burleigh, Korina Cantagianni, Isaac Cecil, Christopher Chin , Jamilah Clay , Andrew Coker, Michael Cook, Talib Daisley, Adam DeMichele, Elana Duffy, Brett D’Alessandro, Brett D’Alessandro, Maria Ellis, Chris Emme, Josue Encarnacion, Elizabeth Fairfax Brown, David Fingal, Steven Forti, Britt Franza , MICHAEL STEVEN GRANT, Earvin Gallardo, Gary Gluck, Billy Gouveia, Billy Gouveia, Gretchen Grant, James Hendon, Joanne Hoffer, Shyeka Hopkins , Tim Hufnagel, Tim Hufnagel, Caitlyn Hughes, Robert Irving, Tom Kelly, Fahad Khan, Jason Klein, Franck Koestel, Katherine Kostreva, Yale Levin, Julia Maksimova, Megan Markey, Melanie Marsh , Peyton Marsh, Amy McCambridge, Christopher McCole, Matthew Milano , Alexis Modero, Gary Ng, Oliver Noteware, Dickson Perez , Eric Perez , Monique Porter , Nancy Preston, John Proietti, Ivan Reidel, Nabil Riaz, Edgardo Rivera, Rachel Robins, Hector Sanchez, Donna Sanders , Sachin Sawhney, Mark Steppe, Richard Tiagi, Ed Townsend , Adam Walden, Samuel Weissman, Gene Wu, Sheryl WuDunn, John Zimmermann


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