Imagine what you could accomplish
with a network of like-minded peers

JOIN AN EXECUTIVE COHORT

CEOcircle is a monthly peer accountability group for growth-stage companies looking to scale. Over the course of nine virtual huddles and four in person fly-in events, CEOs and executives can ask critical questions impacting their businesses today. Together, you’ll learn from your peers and national experts alike how to take your company to the next level. Additionally, CEOcircle members also gain access to dedicated liaisons and a 10-week advisor program powered by JPMorgan Chase.

Our world-class fly-in events include tailored talks from national-profile business leaders. Previous speakers have included Larry Johnson (Former CEO, Fogo De Chão), Kelly Perdew (Managing Partner, Moonshots Capital), Chris Cassidy (CEO & President, National Medal of Honor Museum, former Navy SEAL and astronaut), and more.

Meet the Current Cohort

We selected the current cohort of 41 participants after rigorous evaluations based not just on their current revenue and fundraising, but their growth potential based on their market size, industry, current market saturation, and traction. Our founders and executives are divided into small groups organized by company stage and revenue.

These 41 Veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs are participating in a year-long program to tackle the challenges facing their ventures. They’re navigating monthly huddles and quarterly fly-ins to learn from each other and national leaders about how to do better. Together, they’re learning how to effectively scale their companies and growing as business leaders.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

WHO

Veteran and military spouse founders and executives looking to scale their company

WHAT

A monthly accountability group consisting of industry peers challenging each other to grow and facing the trials of modern business together

WHERE

Monthly virtual huddles, with quarterly fly-in events packed with programming and unique educational, business, and networking opportunities

WHEN

CEOcircle meets once a month for 13 months, running from November to November. However, the application process is only open from June 8th through August 4th, 2022.

WHY

Take advantage of a unique entrepreneurship brain-trust packed with Veteran and military spouse peers at similar stages of growth. Learn from national-profile business leaders.

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FAQ

ALUMNI TESTIMONIALS

I enjoy the tremendous camaraderie of the cohort; the willingness to vet ideas, mentor, and share best practices, has been invaluable.

Art Salindong, Navy

Managing Director, Trabus

Conversations with cohort members fundamentally changed the way I was thinking about what I wanted out of my business and my experience in it. These connections inspired me to make some new moves.

Yolanda Clarke, Army

CEO, Powder River Industries

The monthly check-in calls have been invaluable for digging into issues I’m grappling with – both tactical and strategic. I highly recommend this year-long program to any military veteran CEO looking to take their business to the next level.

Jim O’Farrell, Navy

CEO, AMSG

The level of knowledge and education gained from the first-class CEOcircle workshops my cohort had—from Jamie Dimon to Robert Gates and Kelly Perdew—was just tremendous.

Joe Quinn, Army

CEO, Feltman's of Coney Island

CEOcircle has elevated my leadership experience and is already making a positive impact on my business. The peer connections with other Veteran CEOs, and the exposure to mentors supporting the veteran community has been like a supplemental advisory board and brain trust!

AJ Jarnagin, Air Force

CEO, Expansia

What will you gain and where will your company go once you’ve joined CEOcircle? Apply today and find out.

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Why CEOCIRCLE?

There are a lot of “mastermind” programs out there, but CEOcircle is the only one exclusive to Veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs. Every single member of your cohort isn’t just your peer in terms of running a successful business. They also have a story of their own service, and can relate to your story and speak your language. They are also seeking tactical, tangible steps to solving the challenges their businesses are facing.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is eligible to participate?

Veterans and military spouses 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 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.