The military is the largest alumni association without an alumni association. For this reason, our number one mission at Bunker Labs is to create a network of successful veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs. Consider Bunker Labs as the American Legion 2.0. Instead of meeting in a smoky bar to talk about war stories, we meet in hubs of innovation to talk about how we can help each other in our next mission.
They have a monthly impact speaker series called Bunker Brews which acts as a networking event where we connect the community locally. Beyond that they have a three stage entrepreneurship model that will take entrepreneurs through three phases: 1) Ideation 2) Traction 3) Scale.
Their ideation stage program is called Launch Lab Online. This is where to get started if you think you want to be an entrepreneur but don't have an idea or have an idea but don't know what to do first. The main goals of this program are to help you decide if entrepreneurship is right for you (vs going the corporate route) and whether the idea you currently have is the right idea to pursue.
Once you validate your idea in stage one and get your first customer, you are eligible to apply to their stage 2 program which is all about getting traction and building the processes, systems and team you need to in order to scale.
After graduating from stage 2 you are ready for stage 3. This stage will answer your questions about which is the right funding for you and how to get it.
Start your journey today by signing up for Launch Lab Online. It is less than 2 hours worth of content but the process is not easy. There are few things more rewarding than starting and growing a successful company that solves important problems in the world, but the work of entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. The good news is that you as a veteran or military spouse have developed skills and characteristics that will help you succeed.