Our Mission:

EMPOWER.

To empower Veterans as leaders in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Bunker Labs Minneapolis is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. 

 
 
 

Our Programs

Bunker Labs helps veterans and veterans spouses with inspiration, education and connections to help them start and grow great businesses.  We run programs that nurture relationships, inspire transitioning veterans to start their own company, and help current business leaders connect with key stakeholders.  Learn more about our programs and how, together, we can build a great veteran business community.

Bunker Brews

A monthly meet-up where the Bunker Labs community — veterans, military spouses, and civilians alike can network with subject matter experts, investors, thought leaders, and more — creating a robust environment for growth and development.

Launch Lab Cohort

Launch Lab is your place to start your business, validate your idea, generate revenue, and develop a path towards sustainability over a 12 week period.

CEOCircle

A continuum of support for Bunker Labs companies that have displayed higher level growth and traction. This group has a separate set of needs from those in the ideational phase, and the CEOCircle operates to serve those needs.

 
 
 

Our Impact

The key ingredient for helping veteran run start-ups is creating strong communities of support. Bunker Labs Minneapolis has been fortunate to continue to build strong local and statewide veteran entrepreneur communities with the help of incredibly talented and passionate veterans dedicated to helping other veteran entrepreneurs become successful in their endeavors.

 

1404+

Total # Hours instructed

Through our combined courses and office hours within Bunker Labs Minneapolis.

26

# of Launch lab CLASSES

Bunker Labs in-person entrepreneurial program for innovation and collaboration.

700+

# of attendees @ Bunker Brews

Creating a robust community for growth and development.

 
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OUR MISSION

At Bunker Labs we believe veterans are our greatest national human asset. We aim to inspire, educate, and connect transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses as they seek to launch and grow their own businesses.

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TESTIMONIAL

If you are a veteran who is interested in starting a business, run (don’t walk) to the nearest Bunker Labs. It is different from other programs in that there is another level of trust between veterans. We all genuinely want to collaborate to help each other succeed. Bunker Labs is the way to tap into the veteran network nationwide.

Nick Bradfield / Founder, Divvy Investments

 

Have a story or comment to share? Send us those notes, stories, anecdotes and well wishes

 
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Contribute to our success.

After World War II, 49 percent of veterans went on to start and own their own businesses, according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.

Today, 25 percent of active duty express an interest in starting and owning their own business, yet only 4.5 percent of post-9/11 veterans have started a business.

Bunker Labs is a not-for-profit that creates programing to inspire, educate, and connect transitioning service members and veterans as they seek to launch their own ventures.

 

Sign Up For a Program

Are you interested in being a part of one of our programs at Bunker Labs Minneapolis? Our Launch Lab Cohort is a great way to go from Idea to Invoice.

BECOME A PARTNER OR SPONSOR

Become a sponsor or a partner and learn about how you can help us grow and become sustainable for the long run. Help us complete the mission.

Make a Donation

Every Donation you make goes into providing Veterans with programming and education. Contributions to Bunker Labs MPLS are 100% tax-deductible

 
 

Connect with veteran entrepreneurs from across the U.S. with our Community Mobile App

The Bunker Labs Community App was designed to increase collaboration and productivity across our national network. It features an activity stream, private and group messaging, interactive event calendars, and more.

 
 
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