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Founder Kayla Corbitt Takes Home $20K Cash Prize

[SAN ANTONIO, TX, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022] — Warrior Rising has selected Kayla Corbitt, Founder of Operation Child Care, as the overall winner of their most recent pitch competition for the DOD affiliated community in San Antonio, TX. This year’s competition focused on supporting the military community and sought highly innovative veteran-led startups.

All applications for finalists were reviewed by an elite panel of judges. The top four companies selected had the opportunity to present their business on stage at the Grunt Style Headquarters on Thursday, September 10th. The four companies pitching in the final competition were Sponsor Match, Melior, 18 Series Bag Company, and Operation Child Care.

Participants underwent interviews, submitted a video, and completed multiple mentor sessions prior to the event. Each company was asked to pitch live to six judges who then made selections for finalists to pitch a second time. Operation Child Care was voted the overall winner and presented a check for $20,000. Operation Child Care will also receive a MacBook Air, a custom suit, SEO generation, headshots, a professional marketing video, and all the exposure that comes with such an honor.

“What stood out to the judges was Kayla’s sincere passion” says Jason VanCamp, Founder and Executive Director of Warrior Rising. Kayla Corbitt, Operation Child Care’s Founder said “I am so appreciative that the community I am seeking to serve is also the community lifting me up in ways I never could have dreamed were possible. One of the core values of Operation Child Care is passion, as we firmly believe the Military Community rises together and falls together.”

ABOUT WARRIOR RISING Founded in 2015, Warrior Rising is a non-profit started by Veterans, for Veterans. The Warrior Rising team has a singular goal: transform Veterans into Vetrepreneurs. We have achieved this through carefully selecting strategic partners in business, and leveraging a vast network of young professionals and successful entrepreneurs from a wide variety of backgrounds. The Warrior Rising team listens to veterans and provides them exactly what they need. As opposed to some non-profits, Warrior Rising doesn’t give a veteran one good day… we give veterans the opportunity to earn their success and have one good life!

ABOUT OPERATION CHILD CARE Operation Child Care was founded by a Military Spouse who understands the lifelong effects that a lack of affordable, quality child care can have on a Military Family. Through advocacy, programming, and free access to knowledge, Operation Child Care supports our troops by supporting their families. More information available at or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


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