Únase a nosotros para el segundo Ayuntamiento en español de Bunker Labs. Nos acompañarán Juan Baret y Frances Crespo, que son empresarios y veteranos militares. Juan Baret, quien es un hablante nativo de español que emigró a los EE. UU. Desde la República Dominicana, brindará información sobre su viaje empresarial mientras está en servicio activo y continúa haciendo crecer su negocio después del servicio. Uno de los bates de beisbol creado por Juan fue colocado recientemente en el Museo Smithsonian y ha aparecido en USA Today.
Frances Crespo es una veterana de la Marina, emprendedora y nativa de Puerto Rico. Frances se une a nosotros una vez más para facilitar una conversación con Juan.
Este Town Hall es parte de la Serie Town Hall presentada por MetLife, creada para inspirar y equipar a los emprendedores de nuestra comunidad militar conectada para que sigan haciendo avanzar sus negocios.
Join us for the second ever Bunker Labs Spanish language Town Hall. We will be joined by Juan Baret and Frances Crespo, who are military veterans and entrepreneurs. Juan Baret, who is a native Spanish speaker who migrated to the US from the Dominican Republic, will provide insights on his entrepreneurial journey while active duty and continuing to grow his business after service. One of Juan's bats was recently placed in the Smithsonian Museum and he has been featured in USA Today.
Frances Crespo is a Navy veteran, entrepreneur, and native Puerto Rican. Frances joins us once again to facilitate a conversation with Juan.
This Town Hall is a part of the Town Hall Series brought to you by MetLife, created to inspire and equip the entrepreneurs in our military connected community to continue moving their businesses forward.
Registered attendees will receive a link and instructions on how to join the Virtual Town Hall in their confirmation email.
*This event will be recorded. Participation in the meeting indicates your consent to being included in the meeting recording.
After retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2017, Frances Crespo took the helm full-time as the CEO of the business that she founded in 2003. She started the business while still on active duty with plans to open more stores upon retirement. The Full Cup, a full-service European bra fitting salon, expanded to a second location in 2020 to refine process and procedures. Frances is now in the process of scaling her company from one location to multiple locations using her proven business model and successful operations.
Después de retirarse de la Marina de los Estados Unidos en 2017, Frances Crespo tomó el timón a tiempo completo como CEO del negocio que fundó en 2003. Comenzó el negocio mientras aún estaba en servicio activo con planes de abrir más tiendas al jubilarse. The Full Cup, es un salón europeo de lencería y ropa interior fina. Ella expandió a una segunda ubicación en 2020 para refinar los procesos y procedimientos. Frances ahora está en el proceso de escalar su empresa de una ubicación a varias ubicaciones utilizando su plan de operaciones comprobados.
Juan C. Baret, MBA, founded the company 8 years ago. He has a full-time job as an engineering professional with 21 years of experience both in Active duty Air Force and as a civilian in the US Army Corps of Engineers. He is an expert on wood bat making, sporting goods manufacturing/product development, micro manufacturing, arts and crafts marketing and other aspects of starting and growing a home-based side hustle. He has been featured in USA Today, Smithsonian, woodworking and art exhibits.
Founded in 2013, Baret Bats specializes in handcrafted custom wood baseball bats selling to youths and their parents, coaches and adult players in the Washington, DC area. Baret Bats also sells fielding gloves, batting gloves, and baseball accessories. The business is solely owned and operated by Air Force veteran and master craftsman Juan C. Baret out of his home woodshop in Prince William County, Virginia. Baret Bats have been used in all levels of baseball and proudly gives back to youth athletes, schools and veterans.
Entrepreneur Experience Director
Dad. Hubbie. Sgt of Marines. Recovering FinTech Entrepreneur. Small time angel investor (aspiring big time angel investor). Guy who has been helped by many and wants to pay it forward. Nick Bradfield has spent his career honing the leadership traits taught in the military; technical skills learned via formal education; and business acumen acquired on-the-job in the financial services and technology sectors. He has held roles in sales, operations, and leadership at Fortune 500 companies as well as multiple startups. Nick has been featured on numerous podcasts highlighting veterans and entrepreneurship, and has contributed to several personal finance publications such as US News & World Report, Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq, CentSai, and Investopedia. He holds a Masters Degree in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University.
Liz Marion attended UNC Wilmington and graduated with degrees in both Film Studies and French Language.
Liz started her career in the entertainment industry where she worked as an independent contractor and consultant on both independent and studio projects. Liz eventually started to pursue live event production in the entertainment industry and has produced several multi-day events for filmmakers and creators from around the globe.
As a military spouse, live event production has allowed Liz to work across the country for many different organizations including Milspo Project and Bunker Labs. After serving as a volunteer city leader for Bunker Labs’ Wilmington, NC chapter, Liz took a full-time position with the organization as the digital community manager, bringing her organization, logistics and connectivity skills online to serve the military connected community full-time through meaningful and intentional virtual experiences.
Liz strives to encourage veterans and military spouses to pursue their dreams by working for themselves to create a job that feeds their passion and moves with their lifestyle.
When she isn’t generating new ideas or facilitating a virtual event, Liz spends her time paddleboarding, enjoying the ocean waves and reading professional development books.
She currently resides outside the gates of Camp Pendleton with her Marine husband and dog Archer.