Bunker in a Box
While the Small Business Administration reports that 25 percent of transitioning veterans are interested in entrepreneurship, fewer than 5 percent post-9/11 veterans own their own business. Bunkers Labs provides critical skills, mentoring, and resources to service members and veterans motivated to become entrepreneurs. Veterans have been especially appreciative of the Bunker in A Box program, which provides service members and veterans with captivating, gamified entrepreneur training outside Bunker’s brick and mortar chapters. This grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation will rebrand Bunker in a Box to Launch Labs, as recommended by an independent program evaluation. Additional enhancements include technical improvements; the addition of a cohort model, where veterans can learn with a peer group; and video clips of lessons-learned from prior “vetrepreneurs”.