Bunker Labs — a national non-profit helping veteran, military spouse, and active military entrepreneurs — will celebrate the official opening of the Phoenix chapter with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at WeWork Block 23 in downtown Phoenix.
Bunker Labs seeks to inspire veterans, active military, and military spouses to start their own business by providing them proper training, resources, and connections, according to a press release.
The Phoenix chapter is the first Bunker Labs chapter in Arizona. Bunker Labs is on track to have a chapter in every state by 2021.
“We are thrilled to be adding the Phoenix community to our Bunker Labs network,” Bunker Labs CEO Todd Connor said in a prepared statement.
“The military community uniquely possesses many of the skills that allow for successful business owners. Bunker Labs is excited to foster those skills within the Arizona military community and watch the incredible impact they can make.”
The Phoenix chapter’s volunteer city leaders, Ben Bronson and Dillion Drews have spent the last six months building momentum for the new chapter by establishing business connections and speaking with veterans and entrepreneurs throughout the Phoenix and Scottsdale area.
“Veterans and community members across the valley are telling us how excited they are that Bunker Labs is opening a chapter in Phoenix,” Mr. Bronson said in a prepared statement.
“The Bunker Labs secret sauce is the tribe – the camaraderie – of military community members on the same mission of starting and growing our own businesses. As city leaders, Dillion and I are honored to serve by inspiring, equipping, and connecting our community to help them find greater success.”
Bunker Labs, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is a national network of veteran entrepreneurs dedicated to helping new veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses start their own business.
The organization is committed to seeing that every entrepreneur in the veteran community has the network, tools and resources they need to start their own business, a release states.
A quarter of transitioning service members want to start a business and they need places inside their community where they can connect with the people, resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses.