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Muster RDU Logo 2017Raleigh-Durham Muster 2017

Presented by the Military Veterans Network at MetLife, the Muster RDU will be held on Thursday, September 21st from 9am – 5pm at the MetLife Global Technology Campus in the Research Triangle Park. Designed to bring together hundreds of participants and partners for a full day of veteran entrepreneurs pitching their businesses, keynote speakers, workshops and panels, a pitch competition and marketplace.

Last year’s event attracted over 300 participants, to include 230 veterans. 11 corporate partners, 81 veteran led companies attended and 40+ guest speakers, moderators, and panelists participated in 14 workshops, panels and events throughout the day. Additionally, 12 veteran led startups participated in a pitch competition where the winner took home a $5K prize and 14 companies had the opportunity to showcase their products and services.

RDU Muster Closing Ceremony 2016

What Makes up a Muster:
The Muster RDU will offer a day of programming featuring the following elements:

  • Idea Lab – featuring expert talks and panel discussions, where our guests and partners present their insight. Talks and panel discussions with political, military and corporate leaders will cover topics such as, procurement, technology, investment and talent landscape, and veteran social impact. RDU Muster 2016
  • The Pitch Stage – a showcase competition where veteran entrepreneurs compete for the title of top-performing veteran-led startup.
  • Marketplace – a space for Bunker member companies, other veteran-owned business and businesses that support the veteran community to showcase opportunities, programs, products and services.
  • Post-event networking reception – where attendees will engage in dialogue about the day’s content and business connections.

Select Speakers

Marques Ogden-Muster RDU

Marques Ogden
Former NFL Player,
CEO, Ogden Speaking Academy

Daniel Alarik

Daniel Alarik
CEO, Grunt Style
and Alpha Outpost

Secretary Larry Hall

Larry Hall
Secretary, North Carolina Department
of Military and Veterans Affairs