People Biz, Inc. would like to congratulate past Business Accelerator Participant, Angela Cody-Rouget, for winning first place in the Citi and IVMF “Realizing Your Dream” National Business Competition for Veterans and Military Spouses. Citi Salutes: Realizing Your Dream is an opportunity for veterans and military spouses who are established or aspiring entrepreneurs to submit formal small business plans and compete for a share of $130,000 in seed funding from the Citi Foundation.
The final judging and competition occurred during the IVMF’s V-WISE regional conference in Washington, D.C. During the conference, 20 semifinalists had the opportunity to present a 15-minute business plan pitch and engage in 10 minutes of Q&A with a panel of expert judges. This year, Angela blew them away with her pitch to get first place and $25,000 in seed funding.
Angela Cody-Rouget is the founder and owner of Major Mom, a company dedicated to helping families organize their lives and create system to help with daily living. Angela is a U.S. Air Force veteran with two decades of training in Order Management. A Major in the Air Force, Angela was given the nickname “Major Mom” by her husband after her first child was born. Angela knows all too well how hectic a mom’s life can be- especially when family is far away so she wanted to make sure that everyone that lives in clutter and chaos has someone to call for help.
Angela’s successful business along with her dedication to her mission of restoring order to the world is what makes us want to celebrate and share her story with you. People Biz is honored to work with business owners like Angela!