Dec. 28, 2022

Holiday Bonus, Part 2: Our Favorite Episodes of 2022


Tune in for Part 2 of our Holiday Bonus - our two favorite episodes of this past year!

Unlocking $4.9 BILLION Dollars in Military Travel to the Vacation Rental Industry, with Anthony Gantt

Anthony Gantt, entrepreneur and recently retired Officer for the United States Marine Corps after 22 years, joins us today to tell a tale of what it truly means to build a purpose-built startup. During his service, Anthony was relocated from Virginia to Texas, charged with orders to find accommodations for his family which included his wife plus their 6 children. A standard hotel room (or multiple) was not an option - so Anthony booked a rental on Airbnb. Little did he know, the Government did NOT allow this - military personnel could be compensated for hotel stays, but compensation did not allow for bookings made on  these  "new OTAs" (which includes Vrbo and all the other vacation rental based channels.) 

He was not reimbursed for the necessary accommodations to relocate, and soon found out this was happening all across the globe - military families had NO ability to be reimbursed for vacation rentals or short term rentals as a form of relocation OR vacation - a standard practice when a traditional hotel is utilized. 

Anthony now embarks on a new career path as CEO/Founder of At Ease, that will take him into a totally different battle zone: working through the challenges of outdated laws and complexities of OTA / vacation rental technology. If his mission is successful, he will unlock a $4.9 BILLION dollar travel opportunity for vacation rental managers and short term rental hosts alike. 

Tune in for a lively, fun and inspirational episode with Alex & Annie & Anthony  discussing all things vacation & short term rentals, technology, entrepreneurship and more!

This episode is brought to you by Wheelhouse: The Ultimate Revenue Driving Machine. 

Wheelhouse is a proud member of Alex & Annie's List, presented by Rev & Research 

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Anthony Gantt

CEO & Founder AtEase

I wasn’t reimbursed $1200 when I stayed in a home using a BNB site. So out of total anger and frustration I created a custom platform that reduces the stress of finding temporary housing for military families relocating.

My longterm vision for At Ease is to be the 1-stop shop for finding compliant resources that encapsulate the entire moving process.

Ask:
(1) Introduction to individual vacation rental owners and property management companies that seek new channels of rental income

(2) Military families with an upcoming move and want to stay in a solution right for them in between PCSing.

-MetaProp Accelerator by Columbia University
-Q2 & Austin FC $100k Dream Starter Pitch Competition Winner
-PenFed Foundation Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program
-Gold Award Winner 2020 MassChallenge ATX
-DIVINC Alumni
-Bunker Labs ATX Ambassador and VIR Alumni

My specialties are Leadership, Logistics, Management, Quality Control and Management, Modeling and Simulations, Operational and Tactical Planning, and Team Development

Awards:
-Bronze Star Medal with Valor - Willingness to go above and beyond to accomplish the mission
-Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal - Significantly contributed to the performance of the organization supported while exhibiting peak performance and proficiency
-(2) Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal - Exhibited peak performance and proficiency
-Combat Action Ribbon - Displayed courage in the face of adversityI wasn’t reimbursed $1200 when I stayed in a home using a BNB site. So out of total anger and frustration I created a custom platform that reduces the stress of finding temporary housing for military families relocating. My longterm vision for At Ease is to be the 1-stop shop for finding compliant resources that encapsulate the entire moving process. Ask: (1) Introduction to individual vacation rental owners and property management companies that seek new channels of rental income (2) Military families with an upcoming move and want to stay in a solution right for them in between PCSing. -MetaProp Accelerator by Columbia University -Q2 & Austin FC $100k Dream Starter Pitch Competition Winner -PenFed Foundation Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program -Gold Award Winner 2020 MassChallenge ATX -DIVINC Alumni -Bunker Labs ATX Ambassador and VIR Alumni My specialties are Leadership, Logistics, Management, Quality Control and Management, Modeling and Simulations, Operational and Tactical Planning, and Team Development Awards: -Bronze Star Medal with Valor - Willingness to go above and beyond to accomplish the mission -Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal - Significantly contributed to the performance of the organization supported while exhibiting peak performance and proficiency -(2) Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal - Exhibited peak performance and proficiency -Combat Action Ribbon - Displayed courage in the face of adversity