Bunker Labs Hosts 500 Entrepreneurs in Live Veteran Showcase Event on December 7
December 1, 2022
Nationwide showcase to ignite America’s economy through veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs
CHICAGO, Illinois, December 1, 2022/Bunker Labs—On December 7th, Bunker Labs is hosting its Veterans in Residence Showcase, featuring over 500 entrepreneurs live in 34 cities. The biannual event celebrates veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs launching startups or growing their businesses after completing Bunker Labs’ six-month Veterans in Residence program.
Bunker Labs is an organization that provides community, programs, and resources to help veterans and military spouses launch and grow businesses. Since 2014, more than $823 million in revenue has been generated by Bunker Labs startups, creating over 4,250 jobs. Specifically, the last cohort of Veterans in Residence accomplished the following:
- 33% saw increase in monthly revenue, of those, 67% increase by more than 25%
- 78% learned about topics to help grow their business
- 65% made connections to potential advisors/mentors
- 49% made connections to potential customers
- 36% made connections to potential employees/contractors/partners
- 13% made connections to potential investors
- 18% saw an increase in employees
- 38% increased company runway
“The Showcase is about rallying regional business and civic leaders around our entrepreneurs to make meaningful relationships and close the capital access gap,” said Blake Hogan, CEO of Bunker Labs. “We believe in our entrepreneurs and that giving them an opportunity to be in the room with the right people can result in life-changing outcomes for their business ventures, including capital access and meaningful connections.”
The Showcase takes place on December 7th, in partnership with WeWork. The public can attend the showcases live or choose from regional virtual options. Location details, tickets and links to the live and virtual events are available here.
About Bunker Labs: Bunker Labs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a national network of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs dedicated to helping members start their own businesses. Bunker Labs is committed to seeing that every entrepreneur and small business owner in the military and military spouse community has the network, tools, and resources they need to start their own business.
About Veterans in Residence: One of Bunker Labs’ flagship programs, Veterans in Residence is a business incubator providing Veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners with co-working space, a local community, a national business network, and targeted support to grow their business. The current program is made up of 34 local cohorts in cities across the United States, augmented by 2 regional virtual cohorts.
WeWork was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since opening our first location in New York City, we’ve grown into a global flexible space provider committed to delivering technology-driven flexible solutions, inspiring spaces, and community experiences. Today, we’re constantly reimagining how the workplace can help everyone, from freelancers to Fortune 500s, be more motivated, productive, and connected. For more information about WeWork, please visit us at wework.com.