CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On a mission to connect, empower and organize service members, veterans and their families, Chicago-based Victor is nearing completion of the next phase of the company's journey. With the prototype app created – and a goal of building the premier technology platform for veterans who transition from service to civilian life – Victor is raising $25,000 through the Indiegogo platform.
However, with the company two-thirds of the way to its goal, and with a deadline of Saturday, January 7, Victor founder and app creator Greg Jumes – a Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan – needs help.
"In Chicago alone we have 82,000 veterans that are looking for community, looking for connections, looking to ensure that they are successful as civilians. In short, they're looking for their next battle, and Victor is building the platform that can help them succeed."
While designed for all veterans, Victor aims to help the group it finds the most underserved: the 250,000 post-9/11 military vets who transition to civilian life each year. Free for veterans, Victor App lets the business world market to these transitioning servicemen and women – offering them access to product and service discounts that only they can receive.
Businesses download the app and can reach out to these vets – regardless of the kind of business, and whether or not the business has any veterans on staff. It's part job board – because hiring vets is great business – and part daily deal site – but only offering perks for those who served.
Jumes continued: "People often ask me how they can help veterans. We think that Victor has the potential to become one of the most powerful platforms for veterans and the businesses that want to help them. We're grateful for any support through our Indiegogo campaign, and we believe we can all make a difference through the launch of the Victor App."
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