Vetrepreneurs are a significantly large segment of entrepreneurs in the United States. At VETRACONx you’ll find lively and provocative talks and front line content from the veteran and military community of entrepreneurs. This experience will consist of four TED-style talks and will conclude with American Dream U’s MVP panel of local military entrepreneurs. A 60-minute open discussion about the ecosystem, challenges, and opportunities of creating a startup in the Wilmington area and global military community. Bring your questions; the MVP panelists have the answers.
Andrew Williams – Elite Innovations (Moderator), USMC Veteran
Darek Huckbody – Battle House, US Army Veteran
Siobhan Norris – UNCW Department of Military Affairs, US Army Veteran
Adam Colter – Belligerent Beard, USMC Veteran
Andrew Williams was a 2007 graduate of VMI with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps where he spent 5.5 years as a logistics officer. In 2012, upon receiving an honorable discharge as a Captain, he began the MBA program at Kenan-Flagler Business, UNC and graduated in 2014. During his professional career, Andrew has started three companies, two of which were sold. The first was Carolina Breathalyzer Service, LLC; a Wilmington-based company that placed breathalyzer vending machines in drinking establishments to reduce drunk driving. The second company was Military Discounters, LLC; a website and phone app designed to show military veterans where military discounts are in their vicinity. This company was sold to GovX.com, a reputable military-exclusive distributor. The third company is the present company, Elite Innovations, LLC; Wilmington’s premier product development firm.