Portland, Oregon— SCOUT Military Discounts, a startup who has developed an app that alerts veterans and their families to organizations who provide exclusive offers and discounts, has been selected to participate in Bunker Labs DC’s virtual accelerator program.
SCOUT is a Portland-based startup founded by Cody McGraw, an Army veteran, that has grown from one to five employees in the last few months. Realizing the need for practical mentorship and outside accountability to guide the team through their growth, Cody was referred through many sources to Bunker Labs DC. Although based out of the District, the Bunker Lab’s virtual offering provides clarity, intellect and passion to military veteran entrepreneurs regardless of their geographic location.
“Bunker Labs DC’s virtual offering keeps entrepreneurs maniacally focused on what matters most to avoid confirmation biases, premature risks, and insubstantial leads,” says Ray Crowell, Executive Director of BLDC. “We are excited to work with Cody and the SCOUT team to scale their business and best posture them to get in front of potential users, customers, and investors.”
Despite not having mobile development experience when founding the company, SCOUT’s reason for being and Cody’s grit has rallied a talented and dedicated team to building their business. “When I was on active duty, I noticed that there was no single, comprehensive offering that provided veterans notification of the businesses, both local and national, who value the military service members in their communities. The need to provide benefits to the military community while at the same time highlighting the organizations who appreciate the sacrifices associated with service, is what drove me to start SCOUT.”
Over the next few months, SCOUT and Bunker Labs DC will be working together using lean startup and design thinking principles to cultivate a strong customer base and grow their national presence.
To learn more about SCOUT, contact Rob Coons (firstname.lastname@example.org). To see all that Bunker Labs DC has to offer, and where to apply, contact Mary Iafelice, (email@example.com).