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Four Block, Inc.

We provide professional development to student-veterans and connect them with internship opportunities at major corporations.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Business Products
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 4
  • Website fourblock.com

Company Summary

We assist student-veterans with gaining the relevant industry experience they need to become more competitive job seekers upon graduation. We concurrently assist corporations with locating highly talented undergraduate students (who also served their country) for internship roles. Veteran unemployment is already several percentage points higher than the general population. We need to help our returning veterans get back on their feet!

Team

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    Mike Abrams
    CEO

    Mike is a recent graduate of New York University's Stern School of Business receiving an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He served in eastern Afghanistan with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines as the artillery forward observer and most recently, as the officer recruiter for Manhattan, NY. Mike is a native of upstate New York. He received a BS in Education from SUNY Cortland and also lettered in varsity football.

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    Francisco Mena
    Director of Career Counseling

    Born in Quito, Ecuador, Francisco arrived in New York in January 1987 with his mother. He grew up in Jamaica, Queens and attended high school at St. John's Preparatory School in Astoria. Shortly after graduating high school, he left for boot camp in June of 2003 and subsequently received orders to the USS Shreveport stationed in Norfolk Virginia. In June of 2007, Francisco received an honorable discharge and enrolled full time at Hunter College t

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    Andy Cheng
    Operations Director

    Andy is currently an undergraduate student at Baruch College. He was a combat infantryman and served as a Team Leader with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-2004. In 2004, Andy received an honorable discharge from the US Army and pursued his Associates of Science in Business Administration from LaGuardia Community College. He also worked as a Veterans Counselor & Recruiter in LaGuardia Community

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    Rich Gibson
    Financial Officer

    Richard was born and raised in Alta Loma, California. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in December 2006, then honorably served our country as an infantryman for four years, deploying to the Philippines, Indonesia, East Timor, Yemen, and Djibouti. He will be transferring to Baruch College in the Fall 2011, majoring in finance. He is currently a sales and analytics intern at Bloomberg and he is also participating in the Wall Street Exchange Program.

Advisors

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    Kevin Gallagher
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    David Samuel
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Bill Murray
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    James Rowen
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