Invest in the American Economy
Empower veteran and military spouse business owners
Who We Are
Since 2014, Bunker Labs has served veterans and military spouses as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, providing the networks, tools, and resources they need to launch, grow, and scale their own businesses. We believe in veterans and military spouses as a great untapped resource for growing the American economy through entrepreneurship and business ownership. We at Bunker Labs are dedicated to helping our entrepreneurs and business owners overcome systemic barriers and building a diverse community that supports veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners.
We believe our work can awaken the sleeping giant of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurship to bring it back to post-WW2 levels, and unleash it on the American economy to grow, strengthen, and diversify it.
Studies of veteran entrepreneurs show…
Join America’s Business Mission Today!
Support Bunker Labs’ efforts to help veteran and military spouses launch, grow, and scale their own businesses. Do your part to help us continue and grow our mission until all veterans and military spouses interested in entrepreneurship think of it as a viable option with a clear path forward.
We’ve also set the right time. Our Veteran Showcase Week is a bi-annual, weeklong series of local and virtual events featuring hundreds of entrepreneurs graduating from our Veterans in Residence program based in cities across the country. America’s Business Mission ensures Bunker Labs can continue building the right room and get the right people in it when our Bunker Labs entrepreneurs and business owners are ready for it.
Bunker Labs Core Programs
Our Entrepreneurial Impact
Entrepreneurs directly supported through programming
Revenue Capital raised by participating startups
Jobs created by participating startups
Revenue generated by participating startups
New business connections made through Bunker Labs
Data from 2014 through 2022
How You Can Join America’s Business Mission
In a mission this big, there are ways for everyone to help. Are you a….
Business Owner or Entrepreneur? Join us as a
Provide financial support to fund Bunker Labs programs and operations, and attend your local Showcase week event to support entrepreneurs and businesses in your own backyard.
Lender, Investor, or Capital Provider? Join us as a
Provide capital access opportunities for Bunker Labs entrepreneurs to fund launching, growing, or scaling their companies.
Business or organization with resources our entrepreneurs need? Join us as an
Provide key resources entrepreneurs and business owners need, from education to discounts on goods, software, or services, time on platforms, advising, mentoring, and more that might help make their journey a little easier.
Launch – 250,000 Veterans Transition Annually
60,000 of them express an interest in entrepreneurship. Bunker Labs aspires to serve HALF of these veterans interested in exploring entrepreneurship through our Bunker Online Community and courses by 2030.
Grow –100,000 Connections Made for Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneurs
Business network strength often determines success. By activating Bunker Labs networks, the American Dream can become a reality for more veterans and military spouses.
Scale – $1 Billion in Capital Access Accessed Annually by 2025
We want to ensure that when Bunker Labs entrepreneurs are ready to scale, they have access to the capital they need to compete in larger markets.
Enlist in America’s Business Mission Today!
Support our efforts to empower America’s veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and small businesses.
“America’s Business Mission is a call to action to business and civic leaders to connect with veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs. Together, we can stop a looming recession and ignite the American economy. The veteran community has done it once before, but it requires all of us across the country to lean in and open doors that create opportunity.”
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