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Mike Wilkes: Startup Funding Track

As operations manager of North Texas Angel Network, Mike is responsible for all aspects of running NTAN. He has become embedded into the DFW entrepreneurial community, from planning NTAN’s engagement in Dallas Startup Week 2022, to speaking and educating entrepreneurs about angel investment at events such as 1 Million Cups. Prior to his position at NTAN Mike was a Marine Corps squad leader, leading his squad through deployments to Iraq, Kuwait, and UAE. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal for the leadership of his teams while on a domestic deployment to the southern border, as well as a Certificate of Commendation for leadership of his squad upon returning from his final deployment to the Middle East. He separated from the Marines honorably in August of 2020, in time to begin the Fall semester at Texas A&M. Mike is will graduate from Texas A&M next Spring. Mike has run a small consumer product company for the last 7 years, finding a passion for entrepreneurship, and connecting with the Texas A&M McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship where he competed in and placed as finalist in pitch competitions. Mike began connecting with the veteran entrepreneurial community, droving him to become a Captain of the Veterans Summit for Dallas Startup Week 2022.