The After Action Review

Every Veteran business owner has a unique story to tell about their journey through entrepreneurship. Those stories can help inspire, educate, and motivate other Veterans who are either in the middle of their own journey or considering starting one. The After Action Review Podcast (The AAR Podcast) serves as a vehicle to create, promote, and support a network of Veteran entrepreneurs by capturing and sharing their stories with the Veteran community.

The AAR Podcast, is an audio and video podcast for Military and Veteran entrepreneurs, business owners, artists, and non profit organizations. We promote entrepreneurship and Veteran products, business, and service.

University of Texas of Arlington and Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV)-- Manufacturing

Remember around Episode 1 I mentioned going to a Veteran Entrepreneur conference put on by the Texas Veterans Commission? Well I got some information about a program that reported on before. It’s sponsored by the University of Texas of Arlington and it’s an Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV)-- Manufacturing

This program is focused specifically for veterans interested in starting a manufacturing business. The program entails a 30-day online training program, a 7-day intensive experience on campus where participants develop their business plans, and a year of legal and accounting support for their launched company. The training, travel expenses, lodging and meals are offered at no cost UT Arlington will run a pilot bootcamp August 11, 2016 with 15 participants interested in the manufacturing sector. The program will draw from key resources at UT Arlington, including:

• World-class entrepreneurship faculty: Diverse, highly experienced and educated in all facets of entrepreneurship.

• Participants will focus on developing next generation assistive technologies, including advanced manufacturing techniques like 3-D printing.

• Access to patents ready for manufacture through an agreement with the U.S. Navy and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, in which hundreds of Naval Research patents are available for the development of business plans for commercialization.

• TMAC / Texas NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center will provide expertise in prototyping and design for manufacturing capabilities.

For More Information contact Dr. Edmund Prater at (

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