10XTS Selected for Veterans Demo Day
November 17, 2017
10XTS is excited to announce having been selected as one of the handful of companies nationally to present at the national Veterans Demo Day event on December 5th, 2017. This event is sponsored by Founder Institute, a Silicon Valley-based global startup accelerator and Vet-Tech, the nation’s leading veteran’s startup accelerator.
Robert Slater, 10XTS Chief Operating Officer, is a veteran of the United States Air Force, having retired from active duty as a Major. He served as a program manager at the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Rob is still an active duty officer in the United States Air National Guard, and despite his busy schedule working to build 10XTS and entrepreneurship across the region, still serves his one weekend a month of duty and his two weeks of service once a year.
10XTS fully supports Rob’s service, and deeply appreciates the efforts of our military, who work to keep our nation safe.
The Founder Institute is the world’s premier startup launch program for talented entrepreneurs. If you are up to the challenge, their comprehensive step-by-step program will give you the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs you need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide.
Vet-Tech collaborates with startups, investors and partners to fulfill our mission of building successful veteran-led startups. In 2012, Vet-Tech was founded to help the best and brightest military veterans succeed in entrepreneurship. Today, they have helped over 100 veteran-led startups, with their top 20 companies having raised over $10 million in funding.
The December 5th pitch event is to showcase up-and-coming Vet-led companies to a live audience of hundreds of entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors. Be sure to register for this free event, and learn more about how veterans are building new companies and leading entrepreneurship across our nation.
Michael “HilesFiles” Hiles is a digital native and serial entrepreneur with 25+ years of software engineering, data, and information architecture experience with enterprise systems. As a senior exec with cross-over experience in multiple subsectors and industry segments he has a proven track record of growth and innovation leadership in the context of start-up, mid-sized and large corporate organizations, as well as large scale government platforms. His team won a Smithsonian Award for being the first to connect a judicial management system to the web. Michael is the managing director of the Cincinnati operation for the global Founder Institute accelerator based in Silicon Valley.