it starts with the unmet needs of veterans
Challenge America: Makers for Veterans (CAMVETS) makes creative, innovative solutions to the unmet challenges of our nations heroes.
veterans identify their indivual challenge
Whereas mainstream approaches ask veterans to adapt to existing products, CAMVETS builds each solution from the veteran up. At Challenge America, everything begins with the needs of our veterans (or Challenge Knowers), empowering them to tell us what they need and then to be a part of making the solution.
veterans and experts come together
Next we put the experts to work (or Solution Makers), side-by-side with the Challenge Knowers, during a 3-day intensive make-a-thon (a making marathon!) to create innovative solutions that directly address the need at hand. We seek solutions that make dramatic improvements in the daily lives of our participants and their loved ones.
teams create scalable solutions
Following each event, we leverage our strategic partnerships to develop and scale viable solutions into products and services that will meet the needs of other veterans facing similar challenges.