Muster Across America Tour

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What is the Muster Across America Tour?

The Muster Across America Tour is Bunker Labs’ annual national tour to cities across the United States showcasing veteran entrepreneurs, empowering local entrepreneurial ecosystems, and building powerful connections between the veteran community and the business community.

Many veterans transition from the military with unique skills and experiences that lend themselves to starting sustainable small businesses. The Muster Across America Tour is a catalyzing event to stand up and strengthen this expanding network of military veterans, successful entrepreneurs, and the communities they serve.

Check out the 2017 Muster Across America Spring recap

Program Elements

Chicago Muster 2017 Erica Jeffries IL Dept. Veterans Affairs

Main Stage

Features expert talks and panel discussions with political, military and business leaders covering topics such as defense innovation trends, the investment and talent landscape, and veteran social impact.

Pitch Competition

An opportunity for veteran entrepreneurs to compete for the local title of “top-performing veteran-led startup.”

Bunker Labs Austin Muster 2017 Mission Showcase

Mission Showcase

A space for local veteran-owned businesses to showcase their businesses and speak about their journey from the military to entrepreneurship.


Coffee, lunch and lots of sidebar conversations throughout the day. Like any good canteen we invite people to come, relax, connect with old friends or make new connections throughout the day’s event.


Attendees will have a chance to connect throughout the day to discuss the day’s content and build lasting and beneficial connections.

2018 Tour Dates

  • Washington, D.C. –  March 8, 2018  RSVP NOW
  • Austin, Texas – April 26, 2018
  • Columbus, Ohio – May 10, 2018
  • Nashville, Tennessee – May 16, 2018
  • Chicago, Illinois – May 17, 2018 RSVP NOW
  • Detroit, Michigan – August 22, 2018
  • Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina – September 20, 2018
  • Bozeman, Montana – September 20, 2018
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – September 26, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California – October (TBD)
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota – October 9, 2018
  • Bay Area, California – October 18, 2018
  • Seattle, Washington – October 18, 2018
  • Madison, Wisconsin – November 8, 2018
  • New York, New York – November 8, 2018
  • San Antonio, Texas – November (TBD)
Minneapolis Muster 2017 - Carol Eggert Eric McElvenny
Columbus Muster 2017 interview with J.D.Vance
Bay Area Muster 2017 Shark Tank Panel

2017 Tour Press Coverage

Columbus Muster

Chicago Muster

  • Muster Across America Tour To Feature New Business Creation During Chicago Muster – Huffington Post
  • Recap: Bunker Labs #MusterUSA Tour in Chicago – American Grit

Nashville Muster

  • Bunker Labs, the Wond’ry help veterans become entrepreneurs –
  • Veteran Entrepreneurs Pitch Community Betterment in Nashville – Forward Beat
  • Bunker Labs Nashville Muster was not your typical pitch competition –

Austin Muster

  • Muster Across America Tour 2017 Showcasing Austin TX – Huffington Post 

Minneapolis Muster

  • 5 Twin Cities Veteran-Led Startups to Watch – MinneInno

Bunker Labs Seattle Launch and Muster – FOX Q13, Seattle

Bunker Labs Muster Tour Magazine