OUR MISSION

“The MISSION of RebootVA is to assist Veterans and their families in finding employment or in starting their own businesses.”

 OUR VISION

“The VISION of RebootVA is that no Veteran be separated from military service without the proper assistance in making the transition to civilian life.”

Our services are at NO COST to the Veteran and their supporting family members. The funds from RebootVA donations go to pay for the counseling, certifications, licenses, or memberships required to get the Veteran in business.

“The intent of RebootVA is to focus these efforts on Veterans and their supporting families, by surrounding them with the proper people and resources, to enable them to find employment or start their own businesses, just like we had to do many years ago.”

Shane Hicks • Founder

Military Mondays (Episode 220)

Please check out our interview with former Air Force Major Brenda Sanchez, on her Military Mondays podcast highlighting Veteran businesses.

 ABOUT

We are Shane and Cynthia Hicks, the founders of RebootVA. Early in my military career, during hand-to-hand combat training, I sustained two torn retina, a concussion, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). After four surgeries, I was unexpectedly medically separated. At the time, my spouse was unemployed, we’d just taken on a $200K mortgage at what we thought would be our duty station, and I faced the very real concern of not being able to pay our bills nor put food on the table. We had to engage with numerous Veteran’s Service Organizations and retain an attorney to fight for our benefits. We also had to learn what employment and business opportunities were available to us, as I struggled with the daily symptoms brought on by my injuries. For the past 10 years, I’ve worked with various startups and established businesses to help them grow. The intent of RebootVA is to focus these efforts on Veterans and their supporting families, by surrounding them with the proper people and resources, to enable them to find employment or start their own businesses, just like we had to do many years ago.

OUR RESOURCES

RebootVA presently supports the following initiatives:

Boots To Bites

Our initial engagement with a Veteran and their families is a “coffee conference,” where we discuss their goals and aspirations and develop an initial plan to assist them in making the proper connections to find employment or start their own businesses

Boots To Bitcoins

Our organization maintains a modest crypto currency mining farm. The coins produced are added to a RebootVA debit card, and the proceeds are used to defray the expenses incurred by the Veterans and their families in establishing their employment or starting their businesses

Boots To Builders

Our organization has engaged with various construction General Contractors, Remodelers, and Tradesmen who have agreed to hire, train, and mentor Veterans and their families in the construction industry

Boots To Business

Our organization has partnered with several professional organizations to provide both mentoring and business networking opportunities to ensure the Veterans and their families make the proper connections to sustain their employment and businesses

DONATE

If our mission and vision resonates with you, please support RebootVA by making a donation. Help our “Boots To Bites” initiative for as simple as $5 or $10 per month. You may contribute a one time donation or a continuing monthly donation for as long as you’d wish to contribute.

All proceeds go to pay for education, licenses, certifications, or memberships required to get the Veteran in business.

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CONTACT REBOOTVA

If you’re looking for employment, looking to start a business, or support other RebootVA programs, please fill out the contact form below. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. Get in touch today and start making the difference.