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Notes from the team

January 12, 2016

 

What does it mean to work with a female combat Veteran who served as an Engineering Officer (Sapper) that graduated from Wellesley College and is currently a Babson MBA candidate? It means the answer to every entrepreneurs prayers.

 

Courtney Wilson, Babson MBA class of 2016, just spent two wee...

October 14, 2015

Tactivate Wingsuit HALO World Record Attempt for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation

 

Jimmy Petrolia, retired USAF Pararescueman is going to attempt to break two wingsuit world records on Veterans Day, November 11th, to raise funds and awareness for the Special Operations Warrior Foundati...

December 1, 2014

Tactivate exists to unleash the incredible assets that todays military veterans are in relation to the private and social impact sectors. As a civilian with little cross training could not expect to be successful being dropped into combat, a veteran can not expect to step right from military s...

November 15, 2014

Young military veterans are some of our country’s greatest economic assets, yet they are often integrated into the private sector with a sense of emptiness. They find it difficult to reach full potential positive impact.

 

This is no secret, and it goes both ways: corporate america also has trou...

October 23, 2013

Last week Brooklyn Boulders Somerville, a hybrid climbing and innovation center in Boston Massachusetts held a retreat for its Directors. The company is rapidly expanding and the Executive team is facing all of the standard challenges associated with trying to adapt. From maintaining effective...

October 23, 2013

Over New Years Tactivate will be running a course in Panama for The TEDx Jungle Adventure hosted at Kalu Yala, a progressive off the grid community development project.

What does a former US Air force combat search and rescue specialist, a survival escape resistance and evasion instru...

October 15, 2013

Seventy plus social change entrepreneurs, TEDx organizers, creatives and craftsman descended on Kalu Yala, a project in a remote area of Panama for the TEDx Jungle adventure. Tactivate focused on imparting the notions of situational awareness and how to respond, not react to high-stress scenar...

October 13, 2013

 

Working with veterans from running businesses to responding to disasters is always an impressive experience. I just returned from the Philippines where I worked with Team Rubicon (www.teamrubiconusa.org) a military veteran disaster response organization I have supported for some time. This NG...

October 12, 2013

Cultural assimilation and indigenous capacity building are two incredible aspects of partaking in a disaster response scenario. There are many facets of the humanitarian assistance and disaster response community (HADR). The large multinational NGOs, the UN Log cluster, a sort of defacto comma...

October 11, 2013

Tactivate assissting Team Rubicon during typhoon Haiyan philippines

What has already transpired in the few hours since I posted about heading to the Philippians to respond to Typhoon Haiyan is a tangible example of the next generation disaster response paradigm and a direct reflection of the po...

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