Be a Community Leader
The Ambassador Program is a dynamic 12-month program of entrepreneurial servant-leaders connecting military community business owners in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. This volunteer role expands your professional network while supporting budding veteran-owned businesses in your community.
What I find most exciting about being involved with Bunker Labs is reconnecting with fellow veterans and other people who have similar experiences. It’s something I’ve missed dearly since checking out of the military.
WHY BECOME AN AMBASSADOR?
Becoming an Ambassador means making a real commitment to volunteer a year of servant-leadership to your local entrepreneur community. You don’t necessarily have to be a veteran or an entrepreneur yourself to be an Ambassador, you just need to have a passion for helping people, a head for business, and enjoy problem-solving.
Ambassadors are, at their core, guides to their local business communities, and the glue that connects Bunker Labs’ cohorts across the country. It’s an opportunity to mentor early-stage entrepreneurs, while also learning and growing alongside them.
Being an Ambassador is a lot of work, but it’s also very rewarding work. You’re helping fellow Veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs build something for themselves, and you’re growing the local business community for your entire city. It’s an intrinsically rewarding pursuit, but it can also benefit your own current or future ventures.
Facilitated monthly huddles
Quarterly in-person gatherings of all ambassadors and Bunker Labs stakeholders
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is eligible to participate?
Community leaders interested in supporting veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and small business owners grow their businesses. You don’t necessarily have to have a military connection or be an entrepreneur, but you should have a passion and a drive to connect with and support both communities.
Do you have to be an existing member of the Bunker Labs community to apply?
Which cities have the program?
If there is no program near me, can I still apply?
How big is each cohort?
How are participants selected?
Do I need to be a military veteran to apply?
I was rejected from the program in the past. Can I apply again?
What are the criteria of competitive candidates?
What’s in it for me?
- Network with likeminded entrepreneurs and business leaders
- Learn how to start or grow your own business
- Recognition as a local leader driving economic development
- 4 fully covered in-person trainings and convenings
- Dedicated WeWork office (If a location is reasonably near)
- Professional Development
Is travel involved?
The next cohort doesn’t start for months, what can I do in the meantime?
This program is made possible in part by USAA, PWC Charitable Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Ford, Boeing