Entrepreneurship has always been a challenging and rewarding journey, but it can be even more difficult for members of underrepresented communities. That’s why Bunker Labs, created Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship program to provide resources, mentorship, and community to minority veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs.

We are thrilled to welcome 76 Black, Asian, Latinx, and female entrepreneurs from across the United States. These entrepreneurs are joining a community of passionate and innovative individuals who are breaking down barriers and creating solutions to today’s business problems.

Join us as we celebrate diversity, inclusion, and entrepreneurship, and welcome the newest members of Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship program cohort 23A. Learn more about each entrepreneur here.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs

  • Kyle Aquino, NVIS
  • Haotian Bai, Patriot Conceptions
  • Joyce del Rosario, Enterprise Data Presentation
  • Nicole Dhanraj, HND Consultancy
  • Roy Fune, Zen and Sage
  • Lena Geronimo, Ventures by Lady
  • Lyn Green, CIT Clinics Solano
  • Abdullah Jubaer, JF&F Multi Solution
  • Daniel Kissoon, Overwatch Developments
  • Shek-hung Liao, Aedify
  • Jessica Swaney, Nurturing Minds
  • Philipp Vu, Jerks Breachin Nekkid
  • Mickey Witchuwong, CARRYLUG

Black Entrepreneurs

  • Ajia Allen, Digalyne
  • Brent Archie, Archie Supply
  • John Cash, The Narmer Group
  • Robyn “Star” Cathcart, StarCEmpowerment
  • Sierrah Chavis Chavis, Chavis Interactive solutions
  • Ardeina Davis, Herban Flavours
  • Eboni Davis, FOB: Fun Operating Base
  • Tammy Dotson, Time 2 S.H.I.N.E. Consulting Services
  • Chineva Early, The Bettye Harris Foundation
  • Kenneth Fields, IT-HenHouse
  • Garcia Gaither, Gravity Solutions Consultations
  • Odie Gray, Dominus Gray
  • William Hill, Uncharted Territory Solutions
  • Elton Johnson Jr, AmeriVet Securities
  • Tiffany Jones, TJL Collection
  • Hannah Lassiter, MentorshipRevolution
  • Larry Mcafee, Coogs investment
  • Gloria Miles, Space Solutions
  • Khary Mitchell, Resource Golf Unlimited
  • Michelle Mothershed, Compassionately Connected for Veterans
  • Nnana Obioha, OBO solutions
  • Wesley Pinkney, Plank Owner Pizza
  • Rashaii Russell, Quite Happy Products
  • Albert Scales, Top of Da Scales
  • Kimberly Sennet, The HIVE Maternal Wellness Center
  • Jeremy Spratling, Corporate Facilities Mgmt
  • Tony Stephenson, Premature Billionaire
  • Paetron Sumlin, Strange Behavior Studios
  • Brandy Taliafero, The RIOT
  • Nikesha Tilton, PTR Global Solutions
  • Theodore Turner, Turner Management and Investments
  • Krystal Waters Howard, Sky Krystal Krafts
  • Jerry Williams, The Sportz Lounge
  • Jay Wilson, Albuquerque Black Economic Security & Solidarity (BLESS) Fund

Female Entrepreneurs

  • LayTonia Bailey, The Be Fab Collection
  • Carrie Beavers, Soldier Girl Coffee Company
  • Catherine Bourn, Bourn Free Enterprise
  • Julia Budjan, Women Veterans Support Services
  • Audrey Cawthon, Loganbriar Landing Investment Properties
  • Amy Cotta, Wearable Gratitude
  • Kim Cross, Zhi Bath & Body
  • Melissa Cross, Veteran Aware
  • Suzette Dexter, Pending title
  • LaToya Early, Chase Great Enterprises
  • Jona Ells, Hercave
  • Nicole Gaines, Blaque Business Bar
  • Jamila Gale-Agans, Gale Force Consulting
  • Kayla Hammock, Sealed With Care Mobile Notary
  • Iesiah Harris, Elarris Staffing & Consulting
  • Dawn Jensen, Virtual Options
  • Porscha Jones, P Sweet Treats
  • Sarah Kurachek, Kinder Cutlery
  • Joleen Marlow, Joleen Machine Dog Beds
  • Ashley Moorehead, Uwazi
  • Diandra Poe, ACT2END
  • Marie Ramos, Ace Airspace
  • Manuel Rodriguez, Hypnosis Haven
  • Felicia Saffold, Chicago Touch
  • Harriet Sims, Hair Therapy Studio
  • Christin St. John, Ink & Armour
  • Tracy Noel Tracy Noel, Elite Standard Services

Hispanic & Latinx Entrepreneurs

  • Isabel Aceves, Wellness Bae Radio
  • Jenilee Alejandro, Broken Yeoman
  • Rita Casillas, Casas De Candelaria
  • Heather Hathaway Miranda, Hathaway Miranda
  • Apollo Hernandez, Recondo Outfitters
  • Manuel Lavalle, VetGigs
  • Lisette Martinez, TBD
  • Rafael Mercedes, Off-Grid Solar 4 Less
  • Dr. Anita Miranda, Miranda’s Creatives
  • Tiffanie Noonan, EPIC Parenting
  • Eddie Ocasio, The Resiliency Initiative
  • Julian Osorio, Champions NextGen Real Estate
  • Xochitl Paderes, Fitness Works Lodi
  • Paul Prestwood, EnPower
  • Ali Rodriguez, Chicago Landscape Company
  • Adrian Sanchez, N/A
  • Soely Sanchez, Braid Street
  • Tim Swaney, Watchur6
  • Nina Vizcarrondo, Advertly

Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship Program

Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship is an 8-week virtual program that facilitates business growth and support within Asian, Black, Latinx, and female veteran and military spouse communities. The program is designed to create an immediate impact for early to growth-stage businesses by providing access to business tools, resources, capital opportunities, mentorship, and a stronger peer network. Learn more about the program or fill out an interest form for future application windows here. A huge thank you to our sponsors for making this program possible: J.P. Morgan, PwC Charitable Foundation, General Motors, eBay Foundation, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, ADP, Comcast Military.

Bunker Labs is Now Part of IVMF

As of January 2024, Bunker Labs is now a part of Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). In addition to ongoing Bunker Labs programming, we’d encourage you to browse IVMF’s deep wealth of entrepreneurship programming, much of it available virtually or at locations across the country. Find the program to help your business take the next step today!