Bunker Labs - New York City

New York City

Claim Organization Employment |

Brooklyn, New York

Review

Mission

Provide education, training, and networking for Veteran-led start-ups in select locations around the US

Description

Bunker Labs provides educational programming, mentors, events, and thriving local networks to help military veterans start and grow businesses. Bunker Labs is Veteran owned and Veteran led in all 12 locations.

Reviews (7)

8/15/2019

Not Logged In

Great way to connect with a like minded community eager to help each other and build the local veteran network.

Tags: Bunker Brews

Was this review helpful?

7/30/2019

Not Logged In

The two stars represent deep regard for some of the other veteran businesses in the Bunker Labs program, and one deeply committed staff member who worked on his own time to get us the support we need. With extensive experience in program design and communications, my informed opinion is that Bunker cannot define what they are trying to deliver with this program, do not communicate effectively at all, and did not deliver any of the connections, networking or support most participants would have appreciated. Certainly you need to be a self starter, but it's absurd to suggest that randomly posting a request to a poorly configured Slack thread is a "support program". Bunker needs to define its goals, develop infrastructure to deliver on those goals-- and hire staff who know something about program leadership (current staff do not know how to use Slack correctly (a basic of current offices), do not show respect in their communications (language) and seem to be busy with anything but engaging with the participating biz). Example? For months on end the "sign-in" sheet @ We Work was never collected/ changed out. If you don't care, why should we?

Tags: Veterans in Residence

Was this review helpful?

7/24/2019
Reviewer Rank

Flag Officer

Service Branch

Army

Service Status

Veteran

I would still recommend this organization to others, regardless of my personal experience being less than I thought it would be. This is related to the WeWork partnership and the Veterans-in-Residence program, not to Bunker Brews or anything like that. Basically, I feel like there are better programs out there for new veteran owned businesses. Bunker has a good concept, but maybe it is growing too quickly? They do not seem to have the time, energy, or personnel to help someone make connections or find resources in the area. They do not provide marketing, though they did for another cohort but that was probably because it was the first or second cohort with WeWork... we have not gotten any leads, offers, or anything else. Some of the mentors care and get involved, some of them have no idea what they would do or why they were asked to come to an event. WeWork has been all but absent, after promising multiple opportunities to multiple people in the cohort. The space is nice, but would be nicer if we could leave things like a spare power cord or a coffee mug to draw us back every day. The other cohort members are great, and some of the mentors are great, but as for Bunker itself I am not super sure it is living up to the promises. A lot of frustrations, mostly just instructions to show up for something (often notified last minute, because they do not have a dedicated, paid, even part-time person at each space) or even just log in so no personal contact, and overall no real returns from the side of Bunker. I received more instruction, advice, and direct assistance from other veteran start-up spaces and programs, and even from non-veteran ones, and since Bunker talks a big game about the connections they will help make it would have been nice to see any effort on the part of them or WeWork to actually make one. But if you are largely good to go and just need a space for meetings and all, this could be good for you.

Tags: Veterans in Residence

Was this review helpful?

6/12/2019
Reviewer Rank

Rifleman

Service Branch

Army

Service Status

Veteran

Bunker labs is doing it correctly. Their "bunker brews" social events are a great way to get exposure to the veteran based entrepreneur community in your local area.

Tags: Bunker Brews

Was this review helpful?

6/5/2019
Reviewer Rank

Platoon Sergeant

Service Branch

Navy,Other Military Service

Service Status

Active Duty,Veteran

Bunker Labs NYC If you are a veteran who is thinking of making their own company, please contact Bunker Labs! They will help you in creating your dream. Marketing, business expertise, connections, and everything else that is needed for a business. And Access to a WeWork office in NYC, that real estate alone is something to look into.

Tags: Veterans in Residence

Was this review helpful?

11/18/2017
Reviewer Rank

New Recruit

The Bunker Labs Muster in NYC was a great event that had interesting and relevant speakers and was a solid networking and learning opportunity. Excited to see the growth of Bunker Labs in NYC as they partner with WeWork.

Was this review helpful?

9/20/2017
Reviewer Rank

New Recruit

Service Branch

navy

Service Status

Military Veteran

Bunker Labs is changing the game as it relates to veterans building businesses. The network, community, direction, and resources are all critical pieces being truly successful. Execution is everything and we aim to empower veterans on this noble quest!

Was this review helpful?