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DropZone For Veterans Among Participants In Beantown Throwdown

DropZone For Veterans founder Courtney Wilson MBA’17 will be among the student entrepreneurs from 12 of Massachusetts’ top public and private colleges and universities that will go head-to-head on Wednesday, September 28th at Hatch Fenway for the fourth annual Beantown Throwdown pitch competition.

Courtney Wilson

Courtney Wilson

DropZone is a mobile app that connects veterans with non-government resources, programs and benefits, all of which have been rated and reviewed by fellow veterans. The resources are presented using a swipe-left, swipe-right interface so veterans can quickly identify and connect with relevant organizations.

Beantown Throwdown features teams from Babson College, Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), MIT, Northeastern University, Tufts University, UMass Boston, UMass Lowell and Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Following the team pitches, the audience of public and private company executives, angel and venture investors, members of the media, top service providers, students and others will determine the winners by serving as “VCs for the Evening” — each investing $1 million of MITEF Money in the startups they believe best positioned for success.

Beantown Throwdown registration and networking reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the opening panel at 6 p.m. Registration and Information

DropZone For Veterans is an online directory of over 50,000 independent benefits that connects veterans and their families with the private businesses that want to support them. Ranging from PTSD focused healing retreats to resume-workshops hosted by Google, DropZone For Veterans is the only place for America’s military community to discover and connect with benefits customized to their individualized preferences.

If you are interested in supporting veterans, or know any veterans who you think could benefit from connecting with independent benefits, follow these easy steps:

Step 1) Pick DropZone as the Beantown Throwdown’s Audience Favorite

Step 2) Follow DropZone on Twitter

Step 3) Subscribe to DropZone’s Newsletter