The Bunker and Comcast Partner to Support Veteran Entrepreneurs
PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 29, 2015
The Bunker, an innovation accelerator for military veteran-led businesses, announced that Comcast has become the first National Corporate Sponsor of The Bunker and the Founding Sponsor of The Bunker’s newest location in Philadelphia. The Bunker, which has locations in seven cities across the country, works to launch and accelerate veteran-led businesses and create forums for entrepreneurial veterans to meet and collaborate.
VA IG announces retirement amid criticism
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs acting inspector general said Tuesday he will retire this week, amid criticism from whistleblowers calling for his ouster and claims he whitewashed wrongdoing within the agency.
Deputy Inspector General Richard Griffin touted his office’s achievements and said his last day at the VA will be Saturday, the Fourth of July, what he called a “fitting day for an organization that prides itself on independence and integrity.”
Business accelerator program calls for veteran-run startups
By Jennifer Larino
VetLaunch, a New Orleans nonprofit aimed at helping military veterans transitioning to civilian life, has started accepting applications for its fall business accelerator program. Applicants have until Aug. 31 to apply.
The program, which runs from October through next April, will connect up to 15 local early-stage, veteran-owned startups with a network of experienced entrepreneurs and other resources to help them launch successful ventures.
VA cheated small businesses out of millions of dollars in contracts, whistleblower alleges
Small businesses, including veteran-owned businesses, have been cheated out of millions of dollars in federal contracts because the Department of Veterans Affairs failed to follow contracting laws.
Official at Augusta VA hospital indicted on 50 counts of ordering
staff to falsify vets’ records
AUGUSTA, GA. | A supervisor at the VA medical center in Augusta has been charged in a 50-count indictment that accusing him of ordering staff members to falsify medical records of veterans in need of outside care.
Cathedral Henderson, 50, of Martinez, made his first court appearance in U.S. District Court on Friday and was released on a $15,000 secured bond.
VLM Stone 7/23/2015