The best ideas come from the American people. Everyone has a story to tell, everyone has a part to play.

All across the country, ordinary Americans are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. Every week, we will invite these Champions of Change to the White House to share their ideas to win the future.

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Veteran Entrepreneurs

The White House honors Champions of Change who are doing extraordinary work across the country as leaders in the veteran and military families entrepreneurship community.


Jim Allen, a Navy JAG Corps Veteran of the Vietnam era, is the President of Honor Capital, LLC. Honor Capital's mission is to help post-9/11 veterans start small businesses that create jobs and...

Colin and Karen Archipley are the co-founders of Archi’s Acres Organic Farming Enterprise, and co-creators of the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training Program (VSAT). Colin, a combat-...

Mitchelene BigMan is the President and Founder of Native American Women Warriors Organization (NAWW), the first ever recognized all Native American Women Color Guard. The purpose of NAWW is to...

Adrianna Domingos-Lupher is the CEO of MSB New Media, a digital media marketing and publishing firm that houses the Military Spouse Blogger Network™. Adrianna has played a significant role in...

Frantz Fortune is the Founder and Executive Director of Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO). VEO is a supportive service provider for homeless veterans, which has provided services for more...

Sandra Gonzales, MSN, RN, is the President and Founder of Docere eLearning Solutions, an educational consulting firm based out of southwest Oklahoma. Sandra also serves as one of the founding...

Louisa Long Jaffe is the CEO and President of Technical and Project Engineering, LLC (TAPE), a systems engineering company she co-founded with her husband, Bill Jaffe. Formerly Lieutenant Colonel...

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin N. Jennings, USA (Ret.) is the President and CEO of Millennium Corporation, a professional services provider and a key management solutions partner. As founding partner,...

Dr. Stephanie Parson is the CEO and Founder of Crowned Grace International, a global management consulting firm. Crowned Grace International works with companies around the world to identify,...

Matt Victoriano, former Marine Corps Sergeant, is the owner of Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits provides its customers with...

Jake Harriman is the Founder of Nuru International, an organization that builds self-sustaining, self-scaling programs that enable communities across an entire region to lift themselves out of...

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