What We Are, What We Do & How To Find Us
Founders Time is an entrepreneurial hub of resources created to help aspiring military, veterans and military spouses entrepreneurs - across all industries, stages, and models. A community of innovators, and innovative events to build and launch startups. We're catalyzing entrepreneurship for those with a vision, by providing the road map, tools, and guidance they need to build powerful companies. We are building a diverse community of innovators, creators, and disruptors and we welcome you to our team.
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What We Believe
We Believe in supporting all Veterans, Military Spouses, Parents and Children.
We Believe in Working together as "One-Unit" and Supporting each other as "One Family"
Niurka Castaneda, the founder of Founders Time is a Mom, a Veteran of the US Army, a writer, a voracious reader, an enthusiastic traveler, a student, an entrepreneur and a logistician. Learn more about her.
She grow up in Cuba from a family of entrepreneurs and artists. Her grandfather was a poet, her parent’s Cuban entrepreneurs. They were very resourceful people and why she believes she is so enterprising and artistic. She feel the need to serve this great country. It was one of the most rewarding and challenging decisions she have ever made. The military offered her many new experiences and learned new skills like resilience, flexibility, self-motivation, determination, self-discipline, goal setting, risk tolerance and many more that serve her well even today. READ VOYAGE INTERVIEW
Her new entrepreneurial journey was ignited by the entrepreneurial workshop V-WISE, hosted and run by IVMF.
Armed by the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) also hosted by IVMF and run by MIZU Business
WHO WE ARE
Founders Time, a DBA of Ventures C & A LLC is a Certified Disable Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) & a Woman Owned that is Veteran Owned and Operated, that employs Veterans and their Family members.
OUR SISTER COMPANIES
Read more about Niurka Castaneda
Today we’d like to introduce you to Niurka Castaneda.
Niurka, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I grow up in Cuba and I come from a family of entrepreneurs and artists. My grandfather was a poet, my parent’s Cuban entrepreneurs. They were very resourceful people and why I believe I have been enterprising and artistic. My family moved to Miami because of the political and social situation. Our journey is like many others immigrating to the US, we were looking for the opportunity to succeed on our own and give the family a better quality of life.
Personally, I felt the call to serve my new home and a year after arriving joined the Army, to serve this great country. It was one of the most rewarding and challenging decisions I have ever made. The military offered me many new experiences where I learned skills like resilience, flexibility, self-motivation, determination, self-discipline, goal setting, risk tolerance. At the time the Army motto was “ Be all you can be” I loved it, and I live by it. The skills I learned from the Army serve me well even today. READ MORE