• .US Veteran Startup of the Year

    In 2020, we partnered with .US to honor our U.S. Veterans and their families with a $10K non-dilutive special cash prize as part of our 2020 Startup of the Year competition. Watch the Startup of the Year 2020 Summit .US Veteran program here.

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    .US Veteran Startup of the Year Winner is Jeenie

    Washington, DC

    Jeenie is a mobile platform that connects you to video/audio calls with a live, HIPAA-trained medical interpreter from a mobile device or computer for on-demand, in-person patient communication and Telehealth consultations. Kirsten Brecht Baker and Richard Baker Co-Founded Jeenie in 2018 and they are a Father and Daughter Team. Richard served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1962.


    Whether you're looking to:

    • Start a personal blog or share your story
    • Build a business website to promote and grow
    • Put your passion project or cause to champion online

    .US has all of the tools you will need to make your website dreams a reality. No coding experience necessary, just use the intuitive tools to drag and drop your way to a memorable website.


    .US is a Global Community

    • Not just for the United States, .US is world-wide and built on the power of connection, with powerhouse such as zoom.us to startups like cloudbreak.us and urban.us to Established's own established.us.
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  • Veteran Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders

    Startup of the Year® Podcast | April 15, 2020

    #0026 Veteran Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders

    Co-CEO of Established, Frank Gruber, speaks with U.S. Veteran startup founders - Blake Hall (Founder, ID.me) and Kimberly Citizen (CEO, Applied Development) - about how their military experience helped them with their role as startup entrepreneurs.


    Frank also talks about Established's partnership with .US and encourages U.S. Veteran Founders apply to the .US Veteran Startup of the Year, which will be awarded at the 8th Annual Startup of the Year Summit, produced by Established late fall.


    .US is also proud to support the Established Community, a thriving community made up of Veterans, entrepreneurs, startup teams, and industry leaders.

  • .US Veteran Startup of the Year

    .US Veteran Startup of the Year Eligibility Requirements

    Eligibility for the .US Veteran Startup of the Year

    All applying startups must have the following at the time of application:

    • Have a founding date between 2014 and 2020
    • Have raised less than $5MM in funding
    • Be an independent company (not a subsidiary)
    • Have a working beta product or service

    .US Veteran Startup of the Year | Startups must have the following, in addition to all of the above:

    • Veteran/veteran spouse-owned businesses located in the United States. Veterans must have served in the U. S. Armed Forces or The National Guard or be a spouse of a veteran of the U. S. Armed Forces or The National Guard
    • Active Military/military spouse/partner and qualifying household dependents located in the United States are also eligible
    • This award will be designated to an eligible USA Only military company
    • Minimum Age Requirement is 18-years old

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