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Bunker Brews - Advocacy: When to Play Politics with your Brand

  • North401 Studios 401 N 1st Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States (map)

Bunker Brews is 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 Brews - Advocacy: When to Play Politics with your Brand" will be hosted at North401 Studios w/ Guest Speaker: Eric Dayton

About Eric Dayton: Born and raised in Minneapolis, Eric Dayton graduated from Williams College with a degree in English and later received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was a member of Arctic Transect 2004, a six-month, 2,000-mile dogsled expedition led by legendary polar explorer Will Steger. 

In 2011, Eric and his brother co-founded Askov Finlayson, an outdoor clothing company inspired by year-round exploration with the mission to Keep The North Cold. The company measures its own carbon footprint and then gives away 110% of that amount annually to support leading-edge climate change solutions. Askov Finlayson has committed $1 million over the next five years to fund some of the world’s most innovative climate action organizations. 

Eric and his brother also own North First Hospitality, which includes The Bachelor Farmer, named one of Bon Appetit’s top ten new restaurants, and Marvel Bar, a three-time James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Bar Program in America. 

Eric is the co-founder and board president of The Great Northern, an annual 10-day winter festival that celebrates Minnesota's signature season. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and their two sons. 

This event is for you if...

1. You're just interested in meeting more like minded, action oriented entrepreneurs in a fun casual setting.
2. You can provide feedback, advice or mentorship to one of these early stage ventures
3. You're interested in learning more about companies being created by veterans in our community
4. Interested in learning more about Advocacy through Business: When to Play Politics with your Brand, and how it can improve your business in the future.


5:30: Meet and Greet / Welcome
6:00: Introduction to Bunker Labs Minneapolis
6:15: Advocacy through Business: When to Play Politics with your Brand.
6:40: Conversation
7:30: End

About Bunker Labs Minneapolis:

Bunker Labs Minneapolis is a chapter of the national organization Bunker Labs ( a non-profit focused on inspiring, educating and connecting the next generation of military veteran entrepreneurs.