We’re all about celebrating veterans here at ExitEvent. As you reflect on the role of the military in keeping us Americans safe, check out our round-up of the men and women who’ve done that AND gone on to start their own companies here in North Carolina. 

Below, learn about the unique innovations these former soldiers have dreamt up to make our lives a little better or to solve our biggest problems.

Unbundling the home-buying process

Former Green Beret and U.S. Special Forces Officer Tommy Sowers believes he’s figured out how to reduce the commissions paid while buying home and without pissing off the Realtors who typically collect them. His Durham startup SoloPro recently announced $1.6 million in funding from a bunch of national investors and plans to move from a pilot in the Triangle to a national launch next year.