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.
Fund the Mission
Make a direct donation to fund our mission to empower and elevate veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs.
Join the Mission
You have key resources that can help our entrepreneurs grow and find success. They need access to capital, advising, discounts on services, or other things burgeoning entrepreneurs need. Let’s talk about how your resources can make their journey a little easier.
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.
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.
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
Entrepreneurs directly supported through programming
Revenue generated by participating startups
Jobs created by participating startups
Capital raised by participating startups
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.
Studies of veteran entrepreneurs show…
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.
“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.”
Add your company name to the list below!
We are grateful these individuals and businesses that provided financial support to fund Bunker Labs programs and operations. You can be featured here too!
Advanced Management Strategies Group
Cushman & Wakefield
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.
Academy Investor Network
Task Force X Capital
Veteran Ventures Capital
The Veteran Fund
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
D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families
Google for Startups
National Veteran-Owned Business Association
Right to Start
Ignite Founders Academy
National Technology Alliance
Hiring Our Heroes
Civilian Ready Foundation, Inc.
Texas Venture Alliance
Start Up San Antonio
Founders First CDC
VA Housing Education
Global Entrepreneurship Network
EaaS Consulting, LLC
Gold House Ventures
VBOC New England
The Fourth Effect
Women Presidents Organization
Women Veterans Alliance
Women Marines Association
Community Action for Veterans
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
Grit Digital Health
ISI Professional Services
Powder River Industries
Smarter Reality, LLC
Top O Hill Farm Learning
White Harvest Energy
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.