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Working to help veterans start businesses
Working to help veterans start businesses

Military veterans have a knack for building successful businesses, professionals say, but they have more trouble than non-veterans attracting investors. That's a challenge now being tackled by a crop of Maryland-based initiatives aimed at helping veteran entrepreneurs. The organizers of a first-of-its-kind venture capital fund for veteran-owned businesses are trying to narrow the investment gap. Others have created a technology incubator to encourage veterans to specialize in cyber-related business. And instructors at a 10-week boot camp near Aberdeen Proving Ground are trying to help veterans bring services and products to market. The Veterans Opportunity Fund, believed to be the...