About this Speaker
Blake served as an Officer in the Marine Corps from 2008-2012. Following the Marines, he helped develop markets for Sage Glass, a green tech construction product that was acquired by Saint Gobain.
Blake is passionate about veteran entrepreneurship. His first company, Vet Commander, a video interviewing company connecting employers to veterans, led him to co-found Bunker Labs Austin and Nashville out of a personal need to build a stronger professional network. Bunker Labs, now a national not-for-profit, helps veterans and military spouse entrepreneurs across the nation.
Blake is also the co-founder of a safety product company, BreakAway Safety Solutions, which provides emergency exits for outdoor evetns making it easy to get fans out of fenced-in events. BreakAway was developed after the mass shooting in Las Vegas and has been deployed at the Country Music Association Festival, the Chicago Marathon, and more.
Blake is a recent George W. Bush Institute Scholar in the Stant-To Veterans Leadership Program.