A SIMPLE MESSAGE SPARKS DISCOVERY OF A MASSIVE PROBLEM
Former Marine Daniel Rau (Kabul, Afghanistan) messages entrepreneur Diana Tsai (Shanghai, China) via Linkedin. They talk about the career challenges faced by service members coming home. They launch a 2-week project to work together via Skype calls to mentor 6 of their friends and former Marines into meaningful careers. In the process, they learn that transitioning is not just a challenge for their friends, but also for 1.5 million veterans coming home after 9/11. Daniel & Diana realize they need backup to solve such a massive challenge.