Michael Fraser, Co-Founder at Refactr was selected as a veteran founder and entrepreneur for the Austin 2019 Patriot Boot Camp ("PBC") presented by TechStars. The even takes place from February 8-10, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Michael is an Air Force veteran who served in the Air Force for 9 years, working in aircraft armament systems and cybersecurity. The PBC cohort consists of 50 selected veteran co-founders.
Patriot BootCamp Overview
Day 1 | Friday, February 8, 2019 | Startup Foundations & MentorshipThe first day of Patriot Boot Camp will consist of advice, recommendations, and lessons-learned from world-class speakers and industry leaders, including individual mentor meetings with presenters and other subject matter experts.
Day 2 | Saturday, February 9, 2019 | Business Growth & MentorshipDuring the second day, experienced business leaders will meet with entrepreneurs in smaller scale breakout sessions to provide in-depth knowledge in specific areas. In the afternoon, participants will meet one-on-one with mentors who will help them build their networks, and provide feedback and recommendations on how to grow their businesses.
Day 3 | Sunday, February 10, 2019 | Moving Forward & Pitch CompetitionOn the third day, participants will learn about community resources and alumni perks to help them grow their ventures. Up to 10 entrepreneurs will be selected to compete for prizes in a live pitch competition where they will be given 2 minutes to pitch and 2 minutes to respond to questions from a panel of judges.Updates to come on our pitch video submission was selected for the final presentation on February 10th. Patriot Boot Camp Website
Mac is the youngest member of the Refactr team, though he does not lack experience with startups, as his age might suggest. He was exposed to several tech startups early in his early youth and, later in high-school, worked in startups while being mentored by founders. After graduation, Mac decided to focus his passion for media production with Refactr's marketing team. A startup had felt like the most compelling and fulfilling path because of the enthusiasm and respect Mac felt for the mentors of his youth.
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