Invest in the American Economy

Empower veteran and military spouse business owners

Ways to Join America’s Business Mission

In a mission this big, there are ways for everyone to help.

Our Mission

30,000

Launch – Assist 30,000 Transitioning Veterans

60,000 of them express an interest in entrepreneurship. Bunker Labs aspires to serve HALF of these veterans interested in exploring entrepreneurship by 2030.

100,000

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 veteran and military spouse founders.

$1 Billion

Scale – $1 Billion in Capital Access Accessed Annually

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.

Our Entrepreneurial Impact

3500+

Entrepreneurs directly supported through programming

$2.36B+

Revenue generated by participating startups

8,914

Jobs created by participating startups

$318M+

Capital raised by participating startups

37,000+

New business connections made through Bunker Labs

Data from 2014 through 2023

Be a Part of America’s Business Mission Today!

Donate to 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.

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 building a diverse community that supports veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners and helping our entrepreneurs and business owners overcome systemic barriers.

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.

The Problem

Studies of veteran entrepreneurs show…

89%

Lack access to effective networks

62%

Lack access to financial capital

46%

Lack access to business education resources

Our Solution

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A key to finding success in entrepreneurship and business ownership is being in the right room with the right people at the right time. We’ve built the right room at Bunker Labs. Our core programs empower veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and small business owners to network and connect throughout the year with their peers, learning and building together while supporting each other.

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

Enlist in America’s Business Mission Today!

Support our efforts to empower America’s veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Blake Hogan

“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.”

Blake Hogan

CEO, Bunker Labs

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Business Partners

We are grateful these individuals and businesses that provided financial support to fund Bunker Labs programs and operations. You can be featured here too!

Platinum
Advanced Management Strategies Group

Advanced Management Strategies Group

Platinum
GovForce

GovForce

ACG

ACG

Booz Allen

Booz Allen

Gold
Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield

Gold
EXPANSIA

EXPANSIA

TeamWorx Security

TeamWorx Security

Silver
Omnicommander

Omnicommander

Permits.com

Permits.com

Capital Partners

We are proud to be partnered with these companies that have stepped up to close access to capital barriers for Bunker Labs entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Hello Alice

Hello Alice

Localvest

Localvest

Moonshots Capital

Moonshots Capital

Wealth Stack

Wealth Stack

First In

First In

Task Force X Capital

Task Force X Capital

Context Ventures

Context Ventures

Veteran Ventures Capital

Veteran Ventures Capital

Clearyst°

Clearyst°

Milspec Talent

Milspec Talent

RockITData

RockITData

The Veteran Fund

The Veteran Fund

Ecosystem Partners

These great organizations focus on services that help advance entrepreneurship through education, connections, and advocacy. They have a national footprint and/or local footprint where Bunker Labs Ambassadors and Veterans in Residence cohorts are located.

We are grateful for the partnership with U.S. Small Business Administration

Bob Woodruff Foundation

Bob Woodruff Foundation

D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families

D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Google for Startups

Google for Startups

National Veteran-Owned Business Association

National Veteran-Owned Business Association

Ignite Founders Academy

Ignite Founders Academy

National Technology Alliance

National Technology Alliance

Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes

Action Zone

Action Zone

Civilian Ready Foundation, Inc.

Civilian Ready Foundation, Inc.

Chicago Veterans

Chicago Veterans

Texas Venture Alliance

Texas Venture Alliance

Start Up San Antonio

Start Up San Antonio

Founders First CDC

Founders First CDC

Forward Cities

Forward Cities

VA Housing Education

VA Housing Education

Global Entrepreneurship Network

Global Entrepreneurship Network

NAMEntrepreneur

NAMEntrepreneur

NAWBO

NAWBO

EaaS Consulting, LLC

EaaS Consulting, LLC

Academy Securities

Academy Securities

Gold House Ventures

Gold House Ventures

VBOC New England

VBOC New England

The Fourth Effect

The Fourth Effect

Trend Lab

Trend Lab

Angeles Investors

Angeles Investors

Women Presidents Organization

Women Presidents Organization

Women Veterans Alliance

Women Veterans Alliance

Women Marines Association

Women Marines Association

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon

Community Action for Veterans

Community Action for Veterans

Individual Donation

We’re incredibly appreciative of every company which donates to Bunker Labs America’s Business Mission. Thank you.

Arbo’s Cheese Dip
Effective Flow Connections, LLC
FayVen
Grit Digital Health
ISI Professional Services
MilSpec Talent
Mutt’s Sauce
Office Libations
Powder River Industries
Smarter Reality, LLC
Top O Hill Farm Learning
White Harvest Energy
YourSix

 

Captain’s Council

Our Captain’s Council is made up of Bunker Labs alumni committed to seeing America’s Business Mission work, and volunteer to dedicate time and energy to advocate for veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and share the good work being done through America’s Business Mission.

Chris Anthony - TeamWorx Security

Chris Anthony - TeamWorx Security

AJ Jarnagin - Expansia

AJ Jarnagin - Expansia

Dave Icarella - Talent Software Services

Dave Icarella - Talent Software Services

Marlie Andersch - Rock It Data

Marlie Andersch - Rock It Data

Chris Lefebvre - ISI Professional Services

Chris Lefebvre - ISI Professional Services