Veteran Awards Program

About the future texas business Legend veteran Awards

In 2019, TBHF expanded its award program to recognize veteran entrepreneurs. We currently have 4 dedicated Veteran prizes and work with veteran organizations, incubators, and innovation hubs across the state to identity applicants. The ideal candidates are entrepreneurs who have founded growing businesses in Texas and have a demonstrated track record of success.

Bret Boyd, the 2022 Greg Armstrong Future Texas Veteran Legend Award recipient, pictured with 2022 Hall of Fame Inductee Jeffery D. Hildebrand.
Anthony Gantt, 2020 Nau Future Texas Legend Marine Corps Veteran Award recipient, pictured with Hall of Fame Legends Paul Foster and Gerald Smith.
Steve Jimenez, 2021 Nau Future Texas Legend Marine Corps Veteran Award recipient, pictured with 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cuban.



FUTURE TEXAS LEGEND Veteran AWARD

The Future Texas Legend Veteran Awards Program recognizes excellence in veteran entrepreneurs across the state of Texas.  Any veteran entrepreneur can apply for this award. We directly solicit applications through the veteran entrepreneur community like Bunker Labs and through our university partners. 

Application Window: The 2023 application window opens January 2023. 

Eligibility: Please carefully review eligibility requirements before submitting your application. Eligibility requirements coming soon.

Online Application: Link coming soon in January 2023.


veteran Awards

THE GREG ARMSTRONG FUTURE TEXAS LEGEND VETERAN AWARD
This award, given to a United States veteran, is funded by Houston business leader Greg Armstrong, co- founder and former Chairman of Plains All American Pipeline LLC and 2015 Hall of Fame inductee. 

THE DOUGLAS L. FOSHEE FUTURE TEXAS LEGEND VETERAN AWARD
This award, given to a United States veteran, is funded by Houston business leader and veteran Douglas L. Foshee, former TBHF Scholar and founder of Sallyport Investments, LLC and 2012 Hall of Fame inductee. 

NAU FUTURE TEXAS LEGEND MARINE CORPS VETERAN AWARD
This award, given to a United States marine corps veteran, is funded by Houston business leader, John L. Nau III, founder of Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. and 2012 Hall of Fame inductee.

FUTURE TEXAS LEGEND VETERAN AWARD
This award, given to a United States veteran, is funded by the Texas Business Hall of Fame and recognizes a veteran entrepreneur of excellence. 


past veteran award recipients


ANTHONY GANTT
Marine Corps
At Ease
ROBERT STRONG
Air Force
Pretty Thai
DYAN GIBBENS
Air Force
Trumbull Unmanned
TRAVIS WASHINGTON
Army
BCG
JUDSON KAUFFMAN
Navy
Dessert Door
BRET BOYD
Army
Sustainment
SAM SNABES
Air National Guard
re:3D
COURTNEY GALLAGHER
Navy
EarthViews
JUSTIN BRADSHAW
Army
Combat Swim
MIGUEL LOPEZ
Marine Corps
Conganas
STEVE JIMENEZ
Marine Corps
Hives for Heroes
BRENDAN MULLEN
Army
MKS2