The SEMA Launch Pad powered by YEN returns for 2016, providing a platform for young entrepreneurs to transform their dream into a real business.
I’m originally from Rochester, NY. I am an alumnus of the University of Maryland, College Park, with a degree in English literature and of the Johns Hopkins University, with a Masters in writing.
I’m the inventor of the Jammock (it’s a hammock for your Jeep or truck), own, and run the company. Jammock does over $200,000 in sales each year worldwide.
I’m a former U.S. Army infantry officer, following seven years of enlisted service as a Military Policeman. I served as a Stryker Platoon Leader for 16-months in Iraq and led over 480 combat patrols and raids, finishing my tour with zero U.S. casualties under my command, which I regard as my greatest achievement. I’ve served the U.S. in every major theater of the Global War on Terror: as a military policeman guarding the Pentagon crash site following 9-11; as a prison guard at Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; as an infantry officer in Mosul, Baghdad, and Hamam al-Alil, Iraq; and (very briefly) as a Cooperative Biological Engagement Program project manager in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) leadership will attend this year’s Dallas Truck & Jeep Fest at the Dallas Market Hall.
Futures in Hot Rodding continues to be a priority initiative for the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA).
The ARMO Hot Products Showcase is an exciting and valuable opportunity for ARMO-member companies to put their product(s) in front of 100,000 restoration enthusiasts at Spring Carlisle.
The Young Executives Network is hosting a General Membership Call. This is great opportunity to get to know other network members and bring your ideas to the table.
Do you live in So Cal? Maybe you'll be in town for the Formula Drift season opener in Long Beach? Want to network with likeminded aftermarket pros?
SEMA YEN Presents a Live Chat with racer and entrepreneur Vaughn Gittin Jr. He will be available to talk about sponsorship proposals that lead to parts and/or promotional programs, social media and brand building.
Get your application in to participate in the YEN Power Tour by April 8.
Diamond Bar, CA (March 30, 2016)—The SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) is now accepting applications for its annual Launch Pad competition at www.sema.org/launch-pad. The program, now in its fourth year, is a competition that offers young and emerging entrepreneurs in the automotive aftermarket the opportunity to jumpstart their businesses.