How to get involved

The easiest way to get involved with Bunker Labs is through your local community and the easiest way to do that is through Bunker Brews, which is a high impact speaker series and networking event to get you in front of the right people at the right time.

You will connect with your city’s top leaders, gain actionable insights, and take your career or company to the next level.

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Programs for Veterans




Launch Lab Online

Launch Lab Online gives you tools you need to make your idea a reality. This all-online educational platform is a gamified, interactive way to get an entrepreneurship education – from anywhere in the world, on your time, at your own pace.

Veterans in Residence

For veterans and military families who have started a business, the WeWork Veterans in Residence program provides veterans space, services, and a community they need to find their tribe and create their life’s work.


A continuum of support for Bunker Labs companies that have displayed higher level growth and traction. This group has a separate set of needs from those in the ideational phase, and the CEOCircle operates to serve those needs.

Bunker Labs Chicago Leadership Team

Reach out to our team directly for assistance with all program-related inquiries.

City Leader

Patryk Stanczak

Born in Warsaw, Poland and served 5 years 3 months in the Marine Corps. A solutions-focused, versatile professional, with a team leader mindset and comprehensive background in various roles. Proudly committed to helping veterans achieve greatness and reaching their full potential.

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Brian Zielinski

Brian Zielinski is the founder of ShapeConnect – a platform that connects businesses to technology & services. Additionally, he is a co-founder of ElevXmedia – a collaborative network of digital marketers specializing in brand strategy, media creation, SEO, and website design. Brian is also still serving as a Signal Officer in the US Army Reserve.

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Aida Johnson-Rapp

Aida Johnson-Rapp has over 30 years experience in fitness and recreation. Her classes have been highlighted in the New York Post, Essence Magazine, Allure Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, CNN, Windy City Live, Fox Chicago and various fitness industry publications. She served five years as an active member of the U.S. Army

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We are always looking for skill-based volunteering to help better our programming and events. We would love to work with you.