The "From Service to Start Up" contest is helping to jump-start veteran and military spouse businesses

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There are over 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses in the United States, but that still accounts for just 9% of small businesses in the U.S. In recognition of our nation’s military-affiliated entrepreneurs, and as part of USAA’s 100th anniversary in 2022, USAA has joined with Bunker Labs to launch a six-city pitch contest to showcase, celebrate and support the next generation of entrepreneurs, with a focus on veterans and military spouses.

Retired Major Mike Kelly, Assistant Vice President of Military Advocacy at USAA, and A-Jay Orr, U.S. Army Veteran and Founder and CEO of Simple plan IT, explain how this contest can benefit veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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