Luke was on the Service Academy Business Mastermind discussing his transition out of the Army and starting Perfect Venue.
Benefits of Startup Week go beyond Startup Week
Luke Hutchison had only been home from Afghanistan about six months when he first pitched his idea for Perfect Venue.
“I am a veteran and a political science major so I didn’t know anything about business,” he said.
Luke was on Fox21's Living Local discussing Perfect Venue, click here to watch the clip!
Startup Week attracts new people, ideas
Thuylien Lampe, who is active duty Air Force, transferred to Schriever Air Force Base seven years ago with the goal of retiring in Colorado Springs with her husband.
Today, after serving in the Air Force for more than 20 years, Lampe is working on two ideas to launch future businesses once she retires in November.
Startup business owners venture into unknown territory
Creating a startup company is a little like leaving the path on a hike and breaking new trail through the woods, said Erik Boles, the founder and CEO of Gearmunk. Boles, who has initiated five startups in the last 20 years, said it’s not for the faint of heart.
“You’re venturing into the unknown. There’s no trail map, so you’re breaking new ground,” he said. “You might come up on an oasis or it might be a 300-foot cliff.”