When soldiers return home to continue life as a civilian, it may not be easy to reintegrate into society. We’ve already seen NY-based Incline offer help to find them tech work, and now TroopID is a platform that verifies users’ military credentials in order to offer them deals on consumer products, as well as learning opportunities.
According to the startup, most brands currently concentrate on offline methods to reach out to both active and former soldiers. TroopID has access to the US military database of army members and has developed a secure single sign-on for companies to enable the quick verification of military personnel before providing them with discounts or offers on their products. TroopID has already partnered with brands such as NFLShop.com, Zappos and Under Armour. The following video explains more about the platform:
The service saves those currently or formerly serving the US from having to fill out numerous forms in order to verify their identity. Perhaps this model be used to easily and accurately authenticate members of other groups online?
Spotted by: Murray Orange