From proudly serving our nation to now serving the economic development needs of the region, a group of military veterans completed the E-seed™ entrepreneur training experience offered by Fox Valley Technical College’s Venture Center.
Known as the Envoy program, 15 veterans celebrated their accomplishments with family and friends during a formal ceremony and as part of Wisconsin Startup Week. Envoy represents the state’s first-ever grant-funded entrepreneur training effort designed specifically for military veterans. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs funded the initiative.
The veterans were all matched with local small business experts for individualized coaching while the college’s Veterans Resource Center provided supplemental mentorship. Envoy used the Venture Center’s successful E-seed training model as curriculum.
The following is a list of the Envoy completers and their respective businesses:
Lisa Enloe, The Art Buss, LLC
John Gonzales, Jr., 4 Brothers Pest Control, LLC
Ryan Huss, Husstom Wood Crafting, LLC
Mark Janness, Verity Financial Investigations, LLC
Patricia Janz, Pink Fusion Spices, LLC
Roy Landskron, Happy Quackers Farm
Chue Lee, Building Block, LLC
Ying Lee, Building Block, LLC
Jason Mansavage, Savage Entertainment
Matthew Pflughoeft, White Ash Transit, LLC
Jonathan Pylypiv, Bread Basket Farm, LLC
Ann Schueller, Schueller Farms, LLC
Galen Sherbon, Bulletproof Marketing
Matt Tennessen, TBD
Angela Wendling, Chunkabuns
Envoy program completers include (seated, left to right): Ying Lee, Lisa Enloe, Chue Lee, Bill Trombley, FVTC veterans resource advisor, Ann Schueller, Jonathan Pylypiv, and Mark Janness (standing, left to right): Roy Landskron, John Gonzalez, Jr., Amy Pietsch, director of FVTC’s Venture Center, Dale Walker, director of Business & Industry Services at FVTC, Matthew Pflughoeft, Patricia Janz, and Galen Sherbon. Not pictured: Ryan Huss, Jason Mansavage, Matt Tennessen, and Angela Wendling.