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How Veterans Learn to Turn Their Ideas into Startups

By the time George Baez was laid off from his job last December at age 60, he had three decades of experience in the IT industry and a decade in the U.S. Navy. But he wasn’t sure what his next step should be. Baez did have an idea he had been thinking about for awhile, so he started attending small-business startup classes. On the website of one of those classes, he came across a mention of a new program called Veterans Entrepreneurship Training (VET). This week the program graduated its first full class of 17 veterans, with Baez among them. The free, 12-week program takes place in Brooklyn’s Industry City at the Veterans Future Lab, a tech-startup hub launched last year by NYU Tandon School of Engineering