Saturday, June 28, 2014

1871 providing a 'Bunker' for U.S. veterans

1871 providing a 'Bunker' for U.S. veterans

1871 expansion to include U.S. veteran-focused incubator

A military-veteran-focused incubator called Bunker is coming to 1871 as part of a 25,000-square-foot expansion opening in October, CEO Howard Tullman announced Friday. This marks the fourth specialty vertical in the tech hub, following Femtech, real estate incubator ElmSpring and an unnamed food-technology incubator.
Bunker’s CEO will be Todd Connor, formerly the executive director of military instruction at CPS and the co-founder of Flank 5 Academy, a professional-coaching “personal incubator,” which will move from Grind to 1871. Connor said the incubator will start with eight companies.
The new program will be supported by the Pat TillmanFoundation, which for 10 years has invested in educational scholarships for veterans and their spouses.
“Certainly an incubator like Bunker and the resources that are available at 1871 will help to ensure the success of these young leaders and the companies they’re attempting to grow,” said Marie Tillman, president and co-founder of the Pat Tillman Foundation.

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