What Clients Are Saying
".... I would recommend that any organization, whether they be civilian or military related take advantage of listening to your presentation. They will learn about leadership in fast moving and dangerous situations as well gaining a new appreciation of the heroism of our service men and women."
Wes Schermann, Col USAR, (Ret.)
Post Commander, El Cajon American Legion Post 303
A first hand witness to what qualities make up true "heroes", Matt shares in detail the 72 hour ordeal from a Naval Officer, friend and family man perspective which touches all who participate.
Ed Quinlan, President, Corporate Alliance
I attend a number of conferences every year and volunteer on several conference planning committees, and people often ask me to recommend great speakers. Hereâ€™s one for your list! Unfortunately, as we all know, though it is often easy to get presenters, it is much harder to get the right presenter. Fortunately, at the San Diego Veteran Entrepreneur Summit, we were lucky enough to feature CDR Matthew M. Harper, USN (Ret.) as the lead for one of our sessions. A veteran in his own right, and now the Director of Entrepreneur Service for VentureMoney Management Co., his combination of 20-years of military service and his knowledge of how to best help early-stage companies excel at innovation and bringing their products to market, made him a great pick. Mattâ€™s work focuses on bringing together public sponsorship with private investment to create an attractive environment for entrepreneurs and to foster innovation. This could not have been a more fitting context on which to lead a discussion around â€œWhereâ€™s the Money â€“ Crowdfunding, Angel Investors & Loans.â€ Drawing on the programs he helps lead including a 90-day accelerator and a growth-based incubator, he well-addressed both big picture issues and more granular scenario-based questions. He used both his breadth of experience and his network knowledge to inform and inspire. And he's also a humble guy â€“ who brings a great combination of grit and candor to the conversation. He definitely belongs on any list of great business speakers.
Veteran Entrepreneur Summit 2017