Veteran Entrepreneurs Bring ‘Threshold Of Pain’ To Startup World In Valley

by KJZZ Business News, Your NPR Station

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When we hear about veterans, we usually hear stories of war, about issues at the VA, or their struggles with PTSD or homelessness.

But, there’s another side to that story that veteran Phillip Potter wants you to hear.

Too often, Potter said, the narrative about veterans is negative: “We’re all homeless or we’re broken, or something is wrong with us,” he said. “And that’s not the narrative that I want out. Yeah, there have been experiences that many of us have went through that were impactful. But, you also have to understand the experiences, the teamwork and camaraderie, made us incredibly successful in the face of adversity.”

Potter is the founder and CEO of The Armory, a startup incubator that recently opened in downtown Phoenix. At their opening, he told KJZZ how successful veterans actually are in the entrepreneurial world.

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