“You should be building a business that is uniquely positioned around who you are, who you know, and what you care about. If you are the only person who has the networks, vision, and capacity to bring this business to life then you are in pursuit of something significant.”
Todd Connor, Bunker Labs, CEO
Bunker Labs provides a peer-learning environment for veteran entrepreneurs. Inside of Bunker Labs, veteran entrepreneurs and their key staff members learn from one another in an environment of peer-to-peer collaboration and accountability.
A mentor network with more than 300 pro bono experts
“Ride-along” advisors who provide industry expertise
An investor network composed of angel investors, venture capitalists, and institutional-lending partners
A national network of supporters, including the Council of 100 that can be leveraged for key introductions and market connection
Strategic partners, including nonprofit and governmental organizations, who can help certify companies as veteran-owned businesses, provide a ready pool of talent for hiring, and help prepare presentations to investors
Education & Training
Education and Training, provided through guest speakers, books, and expert assignments
Our vision is that every person who served in the military has the community, the requisite network, and the resources to realize their full entrepreneurial potential.
of veterans after WWII started businesses
of veterans today will start businesses
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The Veterans Entrepreneurial Transition (VET) Act of 2015 was unanimously passed through The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee in July and is now working its way to the Senate floor.