In April 2014, Kenny Stuckey, an Army veteran, decided that he wanted to launch a food truck in order to be independent and to create something of his own. He and his partner Bill Voget began to research how to start a business, specifically a food truck, while selling chicken on street corners in Oakland to build a following.
Kenny and Bill came to Veteran Launch looking for an organized, financing partner. “At Veteran Launch, they asked the pertinent questions. Going through the process gave me confidence and made me feel like my business has value for the City of Oakland,” says Kenny. “At the time, we got counseling and guidance from Veteran Launch, and that was invaluable. The money let me complete my vision, and the support made it possible for us to start.”