BY VETERANS AND MILITARY SPOUSES

FOR VETERANS AND MILITARY SPOUSES

OUR VISION

A future where military service is a leading pathway to successful business ownership and entrepreneurship.

OUR MISSION

Bunker Labs provides community, programs, and courses to help military veterans and military spouses start and grow successful businesses and startups.

OUR CORE VALUES

We love building a strong and inclusive entrepreneurial community and the people we build it with. We get it done, we work smart, we are fearlessly authentic, and we are magnanimous. 

OUR VISION

A future where military service is a leading pathway to successful business ownership and entrepreneurship.

OUR MISSION

Bunker Labs provides community, programs, and courses to help military veterans and military spouses start and grow successful businesses and startups.

OUR CORE VALUES

We love building a strong and inclusive entrepreneurial community and the people we build it with. We get it done, we work smart, we are fearlessly authentic, and we are magnanimous. 

Helping our Heroes

Bunker Labs is here to support entrepreneurs from the veteran and military spouse communities, and get them the resources and connections they need to grow their business. We believe America is better off when those who have sacrificed for our country have a seat at the table to influence the economic landscape.

Bunker Labs creates communities, builds business networks, and offers real opportunities for our nation’s heroes to seize their American dream.

FUND THE FUTURE OF BUNKER LABS

Bunker Labs Commitment

Bunker Labs is committed to transparency, inclusivity, and authenticity. We seek to create a sense of belonging and goodwill in every relationship we form, whether with entrepreneurs, small business owners, community partners, or funders.

Guidestar awards Gold Seals of Transparency to nonprofit organizations that publicly share financial data, leadership and demographic information, program information, and more.

Our History

Bunker Labs Founded

June 2014

Bunker Labs launched in Chicago with veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs in several other cities launching local chapters of Bunker Labs within the following year

Online Programming Launched

November 2015

Bunker Labs introduced the first iteration of Launch Lab Online (then called “Bunker in a Box”) to allow members of the military community to learn about entrepreneurship from anywhere, at any time

First Muster Across America Tour

March 2016

Bunker Labs established an annual, multi-city series of Muster conferences to catalyze local entrepreneurial communities centered around the veteran and military spouse community

First Veterans in Residence Cohort

November 2017

Bunker Labs hosted the first cohort of the Veterans in Residence program in partnership with WeWork, with entrepreneurs participating in ten cities

Virtual Programming Pivot Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 2020

Bunker Labs pivoted all ongoing programming to virtual formats and hosted additional virtual programming to support veterans and military spouses with pandemic-related business challenges

Ambassador Program Relaunches

November 2021

Bunker Labs brings together Veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs from more than 30 cities across the U.S. to join a newly revitalized Ambassador program, in which volunteers take part in a year-long, cohort-based, professional development program that equips them to support entrepreneurs and build thriving ecosystems in their communities

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