The "A Shirt for A Start" Program Launches

 Joe Lafko (L) with members of the Boot Campaign.

Joe Lafko is a true patriot. Now, he is also one of our logistics leads! One of the best Main Men that we know, he has supported the Mizzen+Main cause since the very beginning. When we brought him on to serve in a logistics capacity, we knew that the entire company would be upgraded. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, the former Corporal served his country with valor and then left for a quick stint as a Republican political operative and philanthropist through organizations like the "American Dream U." He answered our call and we are proud to have Joe as the very first full time employee under our "A Shirt for a Start" program to bring former active duty soldiers into the fold of high growth tech startups. 

We welcome Joe's patriotism, good heart, loyalty, and work ethic to our growing team. Almost two years ago, we began our mission to bridge this gap. This is our not our first effort but it is certainly our greatest splash and we are just getting started. 

More on "A Shirt for A Start."

Mizzen+Main makes shirts with several principles and friends in mind. We had a simple idea. Even as a start-up, we will take a good portion of every sale and apply it to our program, "A Shirt for A Start".

Whether it is a charitable project benefitting a hero like Taylor Morris or directly hiring a veteran to a paid internship - we believe that we have found a way to bridge the gap between service and the start-up scene. For selected servicemen and women making the transition, we will pay them while they develop entrepreneurial experience, industry connections, and a better understanding. As we grow as a company, we will offer them more than a start. We will offer an opportunity to join us in design, logistics, communications, engineering, and other key departments - on a full-time basis. We will also connect them into our networks for continued career development and networking opportunities.

Mizzen+Main makes shirts with several principles and friends in mind. We had a simple idea. Even as a start-up, short run shirt maker, we will take a good portion of every sale and apply it to our program, "A Shirt for A Start".

Whether it is a charitable project benefitting the Navy SEAL Foundation or directly hiring a veteran to full employment - we believe that we have found a way to bridge the gap between service and the start-up scene. For selected servicemen and women making the transition, we will pay them while they develop entrepreneurial experience, industry connections, and a better understanding. As we grow as a company, we will offer them more than a start. We will offer an opportunity to join us in design, logistics, communications, engineering, and other key departments - on a full-time basis. We will also connect them into our networks for continued career development and networking opportunities.

 

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Layla scheiber
Layla scheiber

May 21, 2014

This is an impressive and inspiring story. What an incredible way to give back to those in our country who gave it all in our honor! Joe Lafko and your organization will certainly change lives every day!!!

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