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Military & Veterans' Issues

Geekdom Seminars Show Veterans The Reality Of Entrepreneurship

Ryan Loyd
TPR News
At one of the Geekdom veteran's entrepeneurship seminars.

As people across the country honor military veterans for their service, San Antonio's Geekdom is providing many of them a path to entrepreneurship.

From the history of San Antonio's technology leadership to a seminar asking the question, "Can military professionals make great entrepreneurs?" members of the military past and present are learning the options they have when it comes to business opportunities in the civilian world.

Maj. Gen. Roger Burg, a 32-year serviceman, worked in the space and missile areas of the Air Force. He said he doesn't think what veterans can offer is necessarily unique.

"But I do think that the military basic skill set offers an entrepreneur some nice foundational aspects to what they can do," Burg said. "For instance, self discipline, I think it's an essential element, the discipline in thinking, the concept of the team success is more important that my individual success."

Geekdom leaders believe the start-up-driven organization can play a key role in the potential success of a veteran.

The seminar provided information for current and former service members, no matter their age, understand how they can express their ideas.

Many here believe the Alamo City is taking the lead when it comes to innovation, and that veterans are helping the city make that shift.