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Venture Hive Announces Veteran Virtual Accelerator Program Class

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — After receiving applicants from across the country, 10 high growth veteran-owned companies have been selected to participate in the national Venture Hive Veteran Virtual business accelerator.

The benefits of the Virtual Accelerator program include a world-class curriculum of highly practical workshops and training sessions, weekly personal mentoring from a vetted network of national and international entrepreneurs and experts, exposure to qualified investors and an all expenses paid trip to Fort Walton Beach to participate in the official Demo Day during the week of June 6, 2016.

This is Venture Hive’s first Veterans distance learning program designed to connect high-growth veteran and veteran spouse-led businesses with the support and training they need to scale to the next level.

The Venture Hive Veterans Program, hosted at Venture Hive Fort Walton Beach, was inaugurated in Fall 2015 with the launch of the first class of the Venture Hive Fort Walton Beach Veterans Accelerator, an intensive on-site training program that attracted high-growth veteran-led startups from across the U.S. to move to Fort Walton Beach. In November, 2015, the City of Fort Walton Beach was named a top 10 city for veteran entrepreneurs by USAA and the US Chamber Foundation. The new virtual program represents Venture Hive’s efforts to assist and connect veteran and veteran spouse entrepreneurs across the nation.

The veteran accelerator class will run from March 14th through the week of June 6th, 2016. The 10 selected companies are:

Better Deal Printing (Prescott, Ariz.) – A company specialized in corporate and government contracting with an emphasis on brand management. Better Deal Printing specializes in high volume printing, apparel, wide format and promotional products projects from concept to fulfillment.

CarQuicky (Chicago, Ill.) – CarQuicky is an on demand mobile waterless car wash service. Utilizing a bio degradable and Eco friendly wash and wax saving about 40 gallons of water per wash.

CR Consulting (Indianapolis) –  A service-based group that focuses on Business Continuity, Emergency Management, and Process Improvement. CR Consulting creates plans to improve what is in place today and mitigate future risks they are vulnerable to, whether it affects their operations or Human Capital.

GR77 Solutions LLC (Northern Va.) – Business providing  business owners a reliable, high-quality alternative to in-house resources for the packaging and delivery of high technology education and training products. GR77 specializes in the application of advanced  Human Factors Engineering techniques to solve your individual organizational needs.

The Hilodome Project (Springfield, Mass./Honolulu, Hawaii) – The Hilodome utilizes up to a 1-acre dome that contains rotating gardens and other innovative hydroponic technologies.  The Hilodome technologies produce 5 times as much food per year on the same footprint, and up to 5,000 gallons of pure, glacier water daily.

Limelight Moble (San Jose, Calif./Miami) –  Limelight connects users through images of locations and events of interest anywhere in the world. With the Limelight platform newsrooms can have access to verified, unedited content faster and cheaper than their competition.

Local Juice (Santa Cruz, Calif.) – A wholesale company specializing in surf theme apparel providing T-shirts, hoodies & stickers.

REKi (Austin, Texas) – A technology company evolving the way we plan and execute travel. Nomad’s mission is to modernize travel through the way people interact with Social Networking Platforms by re-inventing DIY travel.

Nanny Can (Panama City, Fla.) –  An Equine Therapy Program for special needs children and Veterans and Active duty alike. Using rescued from kill pen horses, horses are paired with a client to mutually heal.

We Hire Heroes (Saint Petersburg, Fla.) – Is an Internet-based company publicizing job openings through a large social media base, and providing re-civilianizing coaching for veterans.