Veterans Who Became Successful Entrepreneurs

Believe it or not, if you’re a veteran working towards having your own company or growing what you’ve already created a massive empire, you’re not alone! Household names have been created by veterans like GoDaddy, FedEx, and even Nike. Some will argue that the military is actually the best entrepreneur training program out there. These people have “grit”, they get stuff done. Having been exposed to extremely uncertain environments with limited resources… the action is imperative, and action is what it takes to build a successful business.

Steve Blank

Steve Blank | former Air Force mechanic

The creator of the Lean Startup movement is now known as the “Godfather of Silicon Valley”, with his well-known startup movement, and two very popular book that is implemented by many startups today, The Startup Owner’s Manual and The Four Steps to the Epiphany.


 Bill Draper | Army & Pitch Johnson | Air Force

These two went into the venture capital world and made a huge impact on the first businesses in this industry on the west coast in the 1960’s. Founding Asset Management Ventures and Sutter Hills Ventures, they’ve funded many, many companies and provided the foundation for Silicon Valley!


esuranceChuck Wallace | Air Force Academy graduate

He co-founded Esurance, bringing innovation into a stale industry, which became the fastest growing insurance company in the country. He also helped build companies like uSell and Ustream.TV into industry leaders.

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