Ahoy! The past several months, the Explorer’s Guide Online crew competed in a veteran’s entrepreneur contest sponsored by Hofstra University. Throughout the contest, we participated in small-business workshops, learned from a team of experienced mentors, and further developed our plans to best serve mariners throughout the nation.

The contest ended in a pitch competition hosted by a team of experienced judges ranging from VC fund partners to a Fox business analyst. The EGO team received top honors from these judges!

We believe this experience is one more waypoint that validates us as the premier online, maritime trainer, and we couldn’t be more excited to share this news with you all. We’ll continue to focus on our mission to “train mariners to operate safely” as we continue to improve our courses, develop new programs, and offer the best training experience possible.

Fair winds,

Captain Bobby & the EGO crew

CathWear, a medical equipment company, Explorer’s Guide Online, a digital maritime licensing service, and At Ease, a housing marketplace for government business travel, took the top honors in the first Hofstra University Veterans Venture Challenge entrepreneurship competition, with over $120,000 in seed capital and in-kind prizes.