WeWork and Bunker Labs Minneapolis are excited to officially launch the Veterans In Residence program, offering US Military veterans and spouses fully-sponsored workspace to help entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses. To celebrate, Bunker Labs Minneapolis will be having a launch party with special guests and will introduce the members of our first Veterans in Residence cohort.
Bunker Labs is a national network of entrepreneurs founded by military veterans to help other veterans start and grow businesses. The Muster Across America Tour 2018 will travel to 14 cities across the country to showcase veteran entrepreneurs, empower local entrepreneurial ecosystems with large-scale events, and serve as the launching point for Bunker Labs Minneapolis chapter activities.
This event is a part of Grow North's Thought Leaders in Food and Agriculture Series and sponsored by Land O'Lakes. This event is in association with our monthly Bunker Brews - our monthly meet-up or happy hour 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.
This event's "Bunker Labs Minneapolis x Grow North MN - "How the evolving desire for a stronger connection between products and services is impacting food production, delivery and experience." will be hosted at UMN's Herbert M. Hanson Jr. Hall w/ Guest Speaker: Nick Taranto co-founder of Plated
This event's "Bunker Brews - Advocacy: When to Play Politics with your Brand" will be hosted at North401 Studios w/ Guest Speaker: Eric Dayton
About Eric Dayton: Eric Dayton—the mind behind triple-threat ventures of Askov Finlayson menswear boutique, Marvel Bar, and award-winning restaurant The Bachelor Farmer. Eric graduated from Williams College with a degree in English and from Stanford Business School with an MBA. He was a member of Will Steger’s Arctic Transect 2004 dogsled expedition and also worked for Target Corporation.
Bunker Labs Minneapolis has completed their spring 12-week instructional program called Launch Lab Cohort (formerly, EPIC) where a cohort of veteran led companies participated in a series of in person classes meant to pressure test entrepreneur's new ideas and assumptions.
To celebrate their accomplishments, Bunker Labs Minneapolis is hosting, "Pressure Test Night”. Our Launch Lab Cohort Innovators have come together as a team and we ask that you come, support, and celebrate with our ambitious veteran entrepreneurs.
This event's Bunker Brews + Blockchain Technology will be hosted at North401 Studios w/ Guest Speaker: Christopher Swanson
About Christopher Swanson: Chris is a SVP with U.S. Bank and is the program manager for blockchain and distributed ledger practice area. Where is responsible for coordinating all business planning, technology development and external engagements/partnerships for the bank.