Last night's event was a great outcome and was filled with Q&A and engagement. This recent Bunker Brews was focused on 'Advocacy Through Business' When is it appropriate? How can it help grow your business? How do you manage internal and external supporters of and detractors from what you advocate for?
Our 'Pressure Test' Night this year was in partnership with Beta.MN during their Spring showcase. This night was dedicated to showcasing 3-5 minute pitches from the entrepreneurs within the Launch Lab program, in front of judges. The presenters:
For this event on March 8th 2018, we invited guest speaker: 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.
With a team of producers from the Minnesota National Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Minneapolis V.A., volunteer host and Vietnam veteran Tom Lyons strives to inform and entertain listeners in this weekly syndicated radio show and podcast.
Through captivating, historic interviews with veterans of all eras, we also endeavor to preserve their stories of heroism before they are forgotten.
In alignment with the Minneapolis Launch Lab that kicks off January 31st, 2018, We recently partnered with COCO Downtown to provide our Launch Lab Class Enrollees a 6-month Discounted Full-Time Membership.
Photos from last nights ‘Holiday Bunker Brews’ with Representative Bob Dettmer (R) hosted at the Hewing Hotel. Thanks to everyone who attended. Bunker Brews is our monthly meet-up or happy hour where the Bunker Labs community networks!
With your generous support, we can continue to provide veterans with the educational programming, access to expert mentors and collaborative networks that they need to pursue their dream of starting a business.
Life after their military service is over can be tough for many veterans. Tasks like finding a place to live, getting a job, or connecting with a community can seem out of reach. As one veteran put it, transitioning back to civilian life was “the hardest part of my military career.”
ormer U.S. Army engineer officer Kimberly Jung found her business inspiration in the minefields of Afghanistan. While clearing roadside bombs, Jung decided there must be more she could do, beyond her military service duties, to help rebuild the devastated region.
In this military veteran entrepreneur spotlight we had the opportunity to chat with Tom Roberts, former Ohio National Guard member and founder of PowerSage. PowerSage is an in-home energy management solution. A device connects at the circuit level to provide specific appliance outputs and real-time usage amounts, while a mobile app offers consumption alerts and savings suggestions.