EaDo organization Combined Arms has some big news. The non-profit organization located at 2929 McKinney Street has officially been accepted into MassChallenge’s inaugural cohort of 26 startups, following stiff competition from over 286 applicants. 


Combined Arms was created by three Houston-based military veterans familiar with the challenge of transitioning to civilian life following military service.


Developing a modern approach to improve the transition to civilian life, Combined Arms integrates a proprietary technology platform to better assess veterans and get them connected to the right people and services based on their specific needs. The nonprofit provides assistance under five pillars: community, wellness, professional, essential, and entrepreneurship. The assessment can be taken from wherever veterans are, anywhere in the world. 


MassChallenge recognized the importance of what Combined Arms does, and the service it provides to a deserving community. Describing the companies chosen for the cohort, MassChallenge Texas’ Director of Economic development in Houston Robert Pieroni said, “We knew we needed an organization that matched Houston’s global reach and our passion for bringing creative ideas to life through business.” 


The best part of MassChallenge is that no equity is required to participate. Benefits include free coworking space, more than $250k in deals and discounts, and direct access to a huge database of mentors and experts. 


Congratulations to Combined Arms on this great achievement—we’re proud of our neighborhood organization making global waves.