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Bunker Labs Philadelphia

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Our Programs

Our 2017 EPIC cohort has begun. Learn more about the current crop of companies involved.

What is EPIC?

The course is specifically tailored to fit the schedules of busy professionals who have a desire to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. The course will follow our 12 week curriculum, aimed at helping entrepreneurs develop the talents and skills required to be successful.

Participants will:

  • Experiment in a laboratory environment, where their ideas and business concepts can and will be put to the test;
  • Engage in our 12 week curriculum that dives into helping an entrepreneur get inspired, and find the true purpose behind why they are pursuing this endeavor;
  • Educate themselves on the importance of focus, metacognitive thinking, ideation and follow through;
  • Learn from seasoned mentors and advisers who have run organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies;
  • Connect with the resources, tools and network needed to be successful in the chaotic world of entrepreneurship.

Bunker Brews

Bunker Brews is our monthly event series, where we showcase veteran startups, have discussions with leading entrepreneurs and network with community leaders. We welcome all veterans, military personnel entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Our mission is to educate, inspire and connect our military and veteran community in order to build thriving communities and illustrate the value our military experience brings in developing innovative companies.

Check out our Meetup profile for the latest Bunker Brews event info.

Contact Bunker Labs Philadelphia

Bunker Labs Philadelphia
Contact Information

Executive Director
Joe Witte
joe.witte@bunkerlabs.org

Address
Benjamin’s Desk
1608 Walnut Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

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Our Leadership

Joe Witte
Joe WitteExecutive Director
Joe Witte is a former Captain in the US Army. He served for nine years as a reservist in logistics and completed a tour in 2004 in Baghdad. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his outstanding service. Joe is an active volunteer for the Liberty USO serving on the Marketing committee. Joe is a 15 year Internet entrepreneur who has started 4 x $1mm+ businesses including MycroBurst, Travel Ad Network and CentricSource. Joe is currently the VP of Global Business Development for ISEBOX, a cloud communications PaaS. Joe is a proud husband and father of 5 kids. He graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Marketing.
Sean Gwinner
Sean GwinnerDirector of Programming
Sean Gwinner is an Army Veteran who served two combat tours in Iraq as an Infantry Team Leader. In his four years he achieved the rank of Sergeant, and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Sean holds a B.S in Exercise Physiology, an AASI level 2 snowboard instructor certification and an AASI level 1 Adaptive certified snowboard instructor certification which allowed him to coach athletes with physical and mental superpowers. For six years sean successfully engineered and managed several million dollar experiential marketing campaigns from concept to activation execution for companies such as Pepsi, NASCAR, Energizer Personal Care, and Just Born Brands. Over the next four years Sean became an investment advisor operating in the commercial real estate capital market. A year later he built Crownstone Investment Group and in 18 months the firm did $96,000,000 in sales $1,900,000 in revenue. Sean then became CEO/Team Leader of two Keller Williams Market Centers who combined, averaged $225,000,000 in sales annually. Sean now volunteers for Veterans Court in Chester County.

To stay youthful he remains an avid snowboarder, wakeboarder, and at 34 is approaching his 11th competitive season of Rugby with the Northeast Philadelphia Irish.

Alexis Werner
Alexis WernerExecutive Coodinator
Alexis Werner attends Temple University’s Fox School of Business as an Entrepreneurship & Innovative Thinking major. At age 15, Alexis started a non-profit called Seeds of Hope. The mission of the organization is to advocate for veterans suffering from poverty and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). She has recently finished a film, Our Way Home reaching thousands of viewers from screenings at universities, businesses, and airing on PBS. Her work at Bunker Labs allows her to continue her passion of helping veterans succeed.

Alexis’s mother is a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserves and her stepfather was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Infantry Airborne

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