An announcement was made today by Bob Evans Farms that the finalists for the Company’s 3rd Annual “Heroes to CEOs” program were Peak Safety Systems, Living Tiny LLC, and Biao Skincare. All three veteran businesspersons will get the chance for winning a $30,000 grant which will be judged by a panel of judges on 25th April 2019.
President & CEO at Bob Evans Farms, Mike Townsley said: “We started the Heroes to CEOs program as a way to honor Veterans across the country. We’ve been thrilled to partner with Bunker Labs this year to help spread the word about the program. Biao Skincare, Peak Safety Systems, and Living Tiny, LLC each provided us with compelling stories and comprehensive business plans. We’re excited to see their innovative ideas unfold as they pitch their business after a mentoring session with Daymond John.”
The People’s Shark, Daymond John stated: “Nicole, Jonathan, Levi, and Chandler have great businesses, and I look forward to meeting with them one-on-one to provide advice before their pitch to the judging panel. It is truly an honor to now be in my third year collaborating with Bob Evans Farms where I get to take part in this inspiring initiative that celebrates our Veterans and provides opportunities for them to further their dreams in business.”
Executive Director at Bunker Labs, Katherine Kostreva stated: “Bunker Labs is thrilled to be the philanthropic partner for Heroes to CEOs. Collaborations like this one, allow us to further our mission, to help Veterans and military spouses start, grow and scale their businesses. We have a dedicated and thriving Veteran community and startup ecosystem, one that connects entrepreneurs with mentorship and opportunities for capital. We are excited to see this contest grow in its third year, and in our eyes, everyone is a winner. It takes great courage to start your own business!”