Industry-specific mastermind groups
for executives and founders

JOIN AN EXECUTIVE COHORT

CEOcircle is a monthly mastermind for post-revenue, growth-stage companies looking to scale. Founders and C-suite executives ask critical questions and learn from peers on how to take their company to the next level.

Meet the Current Cohort

Bunker Labs in partnership with JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking are launching a new CEOcircle Cohort. The twelve-month program provides executives with the opportunity to advance their businesses by participating in quarterly in-person fly-in forums, monthly peer-to-peer networking meetings, and a ten-week mentorship program with JPMorgan Chase.

 

The 43 participants were determined through a rigorous evaluation process that weighed historical and projected growth, business strategy and desire for mentorship. The selected businesses vary in size, with 2021 projected revenue ranging from $1.5 to $105 million and averaging $13.9 millionand represent a diverse array of industries including healthcare, marketing, data and information technology, staffing and recruitment, and restaurants. 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

WHO

Founders and executives of companies with significant revenue and traction.

WHAT

A monthly mastermind for post-revenue, growth stage companies looking to scale.

WHERE

Virtual monthly meetings, with possible quarterly travel for in-person meetings.

WHEN

Once a month for 12-months. New cohorts kick off in November of each year.

WHY

Learn from industry peers and hold one another accountable for forward progress.

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FAQ

ALUMNI TESTIMONIALS

Being a part of Bunker Labs has been invaluable. They gave me the confidence to know that I can create a premium product and charge premium prices.
D'Shawn Russel

CEO and Founder, Southern Elegance Candle Co

The level of support and encouragement I’ve received since being in the Veteran in Residence program, and now CEOcircle, is priceless. The entire organization is committed to helping veteran entrepreneurs succeed, with their only motive being a genuine passion for having our six!
Robert Strong

President & Head Saucier, Pretty Thai

Why CEOCIRCLE?

Together, you will achieve your business goals through peer-to-peer learning, high-profile industry speakers, one-on-one advisor opportunities with industry leaders, and tactical approaches to problem solving.

Program Timeline:

Month 1
Cohort launch and orientation

Months 2-11
Monthly huddles
Quarterly masterclass

Month 12
Capstone Event

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is eligible to participate?
Veterans, active-duty service members, and military family members (including spouses, children, and siblings) who are founders or executives of stable, post-revenue companies.
What does post-revenue mean?
Post-revenue means your company has generated revenue. Qualifying thresholds vary by industry, as financial success can look very different in, say, aerospace defense contracting versus entertainment.
What does significant traction mean?
Markers of success vary by industry. For example, a device maker’s traction might be measured in the number of devices sold, whereas a media company might measure traction in terms of subscriptions or ad revenue.
Do you have to be an existing member of the Bunker Labs community to apply?
No.
What kind of commitment does the program require?
A year-long commitment, consisting of monthly meetings. In some cohorts, quarterly travel is required to meet in-person as a group.
Which cities have the program?
CEOcircle is organized by industry, not location. All cohorts are virtual, and participants can be located anywhere.
How big is each cohort?
There are typically 10-12 entrepreneurs per industry group
Are there any fees?
No.
How are participants selected?
Fill out an application to indicate your interest in being considered, or sign up on the wait-list if applications are not currently open. Participants are vetted by industry-specific success metrics to ensure the cohort is a true peer-group.
Does Bunker Labs make investments in cohort businesses?
No.
Do I need to be a military veteran to apply?
Participants can be veterans, active-duty service members, or military family members (including spouses, children, and siblings).
I was rejected from the program in the past. Can I apply again?
Yes, please do.
What are the criteria of competitive candidates?
The success-based criteria vary by industry. Generally, the ideal candidate is looking for peer support, candid feedback, and professional and personal development in a small group setting.
Why is there an emphasis on participants’ success metrics?
Bunker Labs offers a range of programs designed to serve entrepreneurs and business owners at specific points of the entrepreneurial journey. The needs of an entrepreneur with an idea or a brand new startup are very different from that of an entrepreneur who is, for example, overseeing expansions of their product into new geographic markets. Offering targeted programming helps us keep each program relevant and effective for the entrepreneurs and business owners who participate.