• Events

2023 InnoVets Pitch Competition

  • When

    Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 5:00 PM

  • Where

    Emond Center for Engagement (ECE)
    12 Channel Street, Suite 603
    Boston, MA 02210

  • Application Deadline

    Wednesday, May 10, 2023

  • 2023 Judges

    • Vanessa Longborg – Sweet Rickey
    • Brian Shortsleeve – M33 Growth
    • Peter Rice – CEO, Hanscom Federal Credit Union
    • Greg Hill – WEEI/ Greg Hill Foundation
    • Jack Child – Veteran Franchise Group

Join InnoVets and Massachusetts Fallen Heroes in celebrating our Veteran and Gold Star Family businesses in New England at our InnoVets Pitch Competition.

Each candidate will have 15 minutes to address the public and present their compelling pitch for how we can help them continue to grow and thrive, followed by a 5 minute Q&A session with our judges. The first and second place winners will leave with their share of $20,000 in seed money.

Attendees will have the chance vote for their favorite, with an additional prize of $5,000 for the audience’s favorite business.

2023 Pitch Competition Winners

1st Place Winner:
Michael Kerwin | YouV Sunscreen

2nd Place Winner:
Patrick Sherman | Rannsak

3rd Place Winner:
Steve Chang | Headlamp Inc.

Veteran Entrepreneur Series

  • When

    A restart of this event is currently being planned.

  • Where

    Emond Center for Engagement (ECE)
    12 Channel St. Suite 603
    Boston, MA

  • More Information

    These meetings are informal. Beer and wine will be available.

Series is free and open to the public. Please register for the night(s) you wish to attend by visiting our events calendar.

The Veteran Entrepreneur Series connects, inspires, and supports military veterans in their efforts to navigate the path of entrepreneurship. This event regularly gathers military veterans and the Boston entrepreneurship and innovation community. This series is open to the public with content geared towards supporting veterans and their growing businesses:

  • Student veterans
  • Transitioning military
  • Budding entrepreneurs
  • Startup/early-stage business founders
  • Growing business owners
  • Social entrepreneurship

Veteran Leadership Panel

  • When

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    9:00-11:00 AM

  • Where

    101 Seaport Blvd
    Boston, MA 02210

“Once a Marine, Always a Marine” or “Airborne All The Way” are famous phrases to the Marines and airborne soldiers, but what do they mean as Veterans transition out of the service and begin to build a new foundation and career in the civilian marketplace?

Each year, InnoVets Boston and Mass Fallen Heroes present a panel of Veteran and business leaders who have experienced deep cultural transformations and made the changes necessary to create not only dynamic changes in their lives but in their professional fields and businesses.