NYU entrepreneurship program puts military veterans back in basic training

The Veteran Entrepreneur Training (VET) Program at NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering concluded this month with a “nerve-wracking” demo day.

Eugene Oliva knew that he and his teammates had 10 minutes, on that morning of Aug. 13, to convince a jury that what they had been working on for the past 10 weeks was viable.

Oliva was one of 14 military veterans divided into five teams pitching the startups they developed at the Veteran Entrepreneur Training (VET) Program, designed by the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. The VET program got support from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol.

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