$50,000 CASH PRIZE
VIRTUAL VETERAN SHARK TANK 2020
Due to the COVID-19 environment, our plans have changed and we are going virtual. As we do in the military when faced with any challenge, we don’t back down, we adapt and overcome. That’s why this year our commitment to the economic success of Veteran entrepreneurs is stronger than ever.
2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Jesse Ekene Iwuji
Jesse Ekene Iwuji is an American professional stock car racing driver and officer in the United States Navy Reserve. He competes part-time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado for Reaume Brothers Racing.
Iwuji attended the United States Naval Academy, where he joined the school's college football and track and field teams; on the former, he was a free safety for the Navy Midshipmen. He graduated from the academy in 2010 and entered the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer, in which he served on the Mine Countermeasures ship Exultant and USS Comstock. After seven years on active duty, Iwuji transitioned to the Navy Reserve.
As a sailor and driver, Iwuji has served as an ambassador for both the military and NASCAR communities. In addition to supporting military philanthropic groups, he is also involved in various NASCAR events supporting the armed forces and veterans.