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Bunker Labs expands event footprint to Charlotte

Jul, 31 2017, 9:41 AM

Bunker Labs RDU is growing and now expanding startup events for military veterans, military spouses and those who want to do business with them to Charlotte with an event set for Aug. 3.

The program, which starts at 4 p.m., is set for the headquarters of GoodMortgage.com.

Bunker Labs has been having events in the Raleigh / Durham area for almost two years since Dean Bundschu started the North Carolina chapter. Bundschu is both a military veteran of the Army and an exited entrepreneur as he sold his PrepChamps startup a few years ago. He will also appear on the next episode of the North and South Carolina business television show called Carolina Business Review recorded in Charlotte with UNC-TV.

While Bunker Labs was started in Chicago, the non profit organization now has sixteen chapters and growing across the country with more on the way. One of the missions of Bunker Labs is to connect military veterans and spouses to new public, non-profit and private sector resources and contacts who can help them grow the business.

The Charlotte event focuses on connecting military veterans and spouses with available resources with private sector entrepreneurs and investors along with the representation from the North Carolina Military Business Center organization.

North Carolina has more of a hub and spoke model with Bunker Labs where the chapter is based in Durham, but has been having events in Fayetteville at Fayetteville Tech Community College near Ft. Bragg and in Wilmington in partnership with the Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington where last week’s event had 115 people registered.

Charlotte has become a haven in North Carolina for military veterans transitioning from active service. With the healthy economy in Charlotte, Bunker Labs hopes to help military veterans who are hoping to start new businesses to control their own careers post active service or for veterans who might want to find a new job with a company started by a veteran.

Panelists for the Aug. 3 event include :

Interested participants can register at: