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Bunker Brews Columbus: What Investors Want

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Strongwater

401 West Town Street

Columbus, OH 43215

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Networking event to helps Veterans and military spouses launch and scale companies.

This event is part of Bunker Brews, a monthly meetup where the Bunker Labs community, including veterans, military spouses, and civilians, comes together to network with subject matter experts, investors, thought leaders, and more in an environment focused on growth and development.

This event is for you if...

1. You're interested in meeting more like-minded, action-oriented entrepreneurs in a fun, casual setting.

2. You’re interested in getting involved in the local entrepreneur community.

3. You'd like to learn more about companies being created by veterans in our community

This event will be hosted at Strongwater.



Speaker Spotlight

Bill Baumel

Prior to the Ohio Innovation Fund, Bill was a partner with RWI Ventures, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. He has over twenty years of experience investing in such areas as SaaS, big data, cybersecurity, and med tech – resulting in four public companies, nine acquisitions between $100 million and $800 million, and one private autonomous-driving company currently valued at $1.2 billion. His investments have been acquired by companies including Medtronic, Dell, SAP, Intuit, and Stryker. He earned a BSBA summa cum laude from The Ohio State University, with an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan.

Zachary Ellis, Jr.

Zachary Ellis, Jr. is Director of New Ventures at The Ohio State University and has over 19 years of management experience and has been commercializing early-stage technologies via startups and other vehicles for the past seven. Before joining Ohio State, Zach worked at PepsiCo as a member of the corporate innovation and technology ventures team, leading venture investments and partnerships in food, agriculture and agtech. Zach began his career as an active duty officer in the US Navy, followed by progressive roles in consulting and business development. He is graduate of the US Naval Academy, has an MBA from Pepperdine University and an MS in biotechnology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Sponsor Spotlight



  • Bill Baumel

    Bill Baumel

    Ohio Innovation Fund Managing Director
  • Zachary Ellis Jr.

    Zachary Ellis Jr.

    Ohio State University Director of New Ventures



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