WI Vets Chamber Announces Selectees for 2021 Command Post
By: Adam Braatz
The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce our selectees for the 2021 Command Post. Command Post is a 9-month business development cohort for young, soon-to-launch, and ideation-phase veteran owned businesses. The selection process was definitely a challenge -- this year, we received more that double the applications to join Command Post as in any other previous year!
The group meets remotely bi-monthly, with ongoing mentorship and support from WVCC staff, volunteers, and leadership board advisors. Areas of study include, but are not limited to:
- Goal setting, mission/vision statements
- Smart scaling & growth
- Agile & minimally viable products
- Grant funding opportunities and the grant application process
- Lean modeling & strategic planning
- Finance & capital acquisition
- Digital marketing and paid advertising
- Sales/pitching to customers and investors
- Branding & network development
- Organizational leadership & culture
Successful outcomes include the hiring of new employees, acquisition of premises, capital funding (loan, private equity, angel/venture, etc.), general revenue growth and operational scaling, entry into supply chains, or simply a successful and sustainable launch.
The program will culminate in a celebration event to take place during Veterans Week in November (date TBA).
Our 2021 Command Post Selectees:
Jonathan Pylypiv -- Camo Cooperative -- Kimberly, WI
Anthony Lewis -- Premier Noir Cigars -- Milwaukee, WI
Tyler Weston -- Noble Six, Inc. -- Brookfield, WI
Ben Koberstein -- Red Arrow Crane & Rigging -- Waunakee, WI
Greg Fisher -- Burn Pit BBQ -- Racine, WI
Tyson Hall -- Masters Hall -- Middleton, WI
Jeanne Frost -- Frost Farm Alpacas -- Coloma, WI
Ryan Felicilda -- RYFEL, LLC -- Delafield, WI
Garrett Stangel -- Balance Fitness -- Milwaukee, WI
Savage Clark -- About You Solutions, LLC -- Lodi, WI
Byron Kendrick -- Apple Hogs BBQ -- Milwaukee, WI
Delta Triplett -- The Ten Group, LLC -- Milwaukee, WI
Jack Martin -- Synergy Home Care -- Sheboygan, WI
Congrats to our 2021 Command Post crew! This diverse group of veteran entrepreneurs from all over Wisconsin are poised to do big things in 2021 and beyond, so be sure to keep an eye out for their businesses.