A seminar at the state Capitol last week strove to highlight veterans who create startups.
The “Muster Across America” event was organized by Bunker Labs, a three-year-old Chicago-based nonprofit and business incubation program that has made it its mission to help veterans who choose to become entrepreneurs.
The group launched a chapter in Madison in 2016 and has received significant state funding: The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. gave Bunker Labs Wisconsin a $95,000 grant that same year. That money finances the Lab’s “Innovator Academy” incubator in University Research Park.
The Capitol event was part of Bunker Lab’s annual national tour, which strives to connect entrepreneurs with government officials, financiers and other influencers in sites across the country. It attracted a few dozen for an afternoon of panels and presentations by veteran entrepreneurs. Read the full story here.