We are thrilled to announce that Jeff Vance, a business veteran with over 15 years of experience in tech strategy, sales, and innovation, has graciously volunteered to join REaKTOR Technology Innovation Center as a mentor. This is a significant milestone for us, as Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that aligns perfectly with REaKTOR’s mission to accelerate the development of groundbreaking technologies in high-tech, space, autonomous systems, and advanced manufacturing sectors.

Jeff is currently the Strategic Manager at Palo Alto Networks, where he focuses on SaaS sales and Go-To-Market strategies for multiple Department of Defense agencies. He joined Palo Alto through a $1 billion acquisition of Expanse, a cybersecurity startup where he led global business development. His experience scaling tech startups and driving innovation makes him an invaluable volunteer resource for REaKTOR businesses.

Before diving into the business world, Jeff served in leadership roles in the U.S. Army, including as a UH-60 Blackhawk Instructor Pilot. His military background adds a unique perspective to his business acumen, especially in areas like autonomous systems and advanced manufacturing technologies. Jeff also has a strong consulting background, having worked at Deloitte, where he specialized in strategy and innovation at the C-suite level.

What sets Jeff apart is his commitment to nurturing the startup ecosystem. He led the Washington DC Bunker Labs accelerator and serves as a startup mentor and advisor for the DCode portfolio of tech companies. His hands-on experience in guiding startups through their growth journey makes him an ideal volunteer mentor for REaKTOR entrepreneurs.

With Jeff Vance on board as a volunteer mentor, REaKTOR is poised for even greater heights. His expertise will be instrumental in helping our entrepreneurs validate, commercialize, and scale their revolutionary technologies. We are incredibly excited about the transformative solutions that will emerge from this collaboration, shaping the future of our industries and communities.

If you’re an entrepreneur based in Hampton and have a vision that could reshape the future of technology, now is the time to act. With the addition of experienced volunteer mentors like Jeff Vance, REaKTOR offers an unparalleled place to help you start and grow your business. We provide and connect you with the essential resources, tools, and mentorship you need to validate, commercialize, and scale your revolutionary ideas. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of a community that’s committed to driving innovation and transforming industries. Apply now to join REaKTOR and take the first step in turning your tech dreams into reality!