The Service Academy Business Mastermind (SABM) is filled with Service Academy graduates on an entrepreneurial-, career- and business-building adventure.

We are a community of Academy grads who create exponential value for each other through new learning, collaboration and connections.

Our core purpose is to help Service Academy graduates achieve freedom of time, money, happiness and purpose through entrepreneurship and business ownership.

There are lots of programs out there to help Service Academy graduates transition from a military to a civilian career.  But how about a program to help Academy grads transition into entrepreneurship?  Or to take their business to a 10X level?

We believe

  • Academy Grads are the top 3% of the top 3%. Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Dartmouth, Yale and others might think they have the best entrepreneur and business owner graduates. They’re wrong.
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners are the people who create new jobs and move the economy forward.
  • Entrepreneurship is a spiritual journey that uses our talents and experiences to create new value in the world.
  • The best entrepreneurs don’t compete. They create something so uniquely valuable and personal that no one can replicate it.
  • Inside SABM, we don’t compete with each other.  We share our insight, expertise, experiences, wisdom, and connections to help each other reach new heights.
  • Making money isn’t bad or evil. It’s a powerful journey that tests your limits as you are rewarded for creating value.
  • If you make money doing what you love and you are great at it… you will never have to “retire.”

Founder of SABM

Scott Mackes, USNA '01

Scott Mackes, USNA '01

Scott Mackes has dedicated his career to connecting and empowering military veteran business owners and driving their success. As the founder of Service Academy Business Mastermind Group (SABM) and co-founder of 10X Vets and Academy Fund, Scott has created a powerful ecosystem that facilitates knowledge-sharing, strategic networking, and funding opportunities for veterans, enabling them to achieve remarkable growth and impact. The Academy Fund has funded over $50 million in loans for real estate investment projects led by military veterans and the SABM investor group has attracted over 650 accredited investors who are funding fellow veterans. He is also the founder of StrengthsMugs.com, a platform offering licensed products related to Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment, further empowering individuals to unlock their full potential.

After struggling with his own transition into business ownership, Scott built a platform to make the process easier for everyone wanting to take a similar path. SABM is a place for graduates of all ages and from all Academies to share their knowledge, experience, and networks to make the community stronger.

Scott’s CliftonStrengths: Competition, Includer, Futuristic, Achiever, Self-Assurance

Choose Your Program

Grow Your Business

Join the 10X Vets Program

Achieve Financial Freedom

Join the high-powered six-month course

Invest in Vets

Get the funding you need or invest in an opportunity.

Fund Military Veteran Entrepreneurs

Invest in the Academy Fund

Add the Full Power of SABM Behind You

10X Vets

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