Bunker Brews Philadelphia: Rebranding Yourself

Bunker Brews Philadelphia: Rebranding Yourself

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Drexel University, LeBow College of Business, DiPiero Grand Meeting Room and Rose Terrace at Gerri C. LeBow Hall (3220 Market Street Room 220)

3220 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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February Bunker Brews: Rebranding Yourself

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


6pm - Doors Open with Networking (food and beverage)

6:30pm - Welcome and Introduction

6:35pm - Chad Butters - Keynote speaker

6:55pm - Panel of 3 veteran entrepreneurs (Chad Butters, Chad Allen, and Sean Gwinner) with Chuck Sacco, Assistant Dean, Close School of Entrepreneurship.

7:20pm - Breakout Groups

7:45pm - Final Remarks and time for Networking

About Chad Butters (Keynote Speaker)

Chad is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eight Oaks Craft Distillers in New Tripoli PA. He is a retired Army aviator with over 25 years of active duty military service. Chad has broad experience in project management, human resource management, leadership, operations management, problem-solving, regulatory compliance and system safety development. Eight Oaks is a veteran-owned farm distillery located in the rolling farmlands of the Lehigh Valley. Chad earned a Masters of Business Administration from Drexel University in 2013 and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University.

About Chuck Sacco (Pannel Moderator)

Chuck is the Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Director of the Baiada Institute for Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship. Chuck’s background includes being a technology entrepreneur, educator, advisor and public speaker. His career includes a track-record of launching and growing businesses in the fields of enterprise software, business process management and mobile apps. Chuck is President for Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic, a 501(c)(6) focused on networking and education in the mobile technology industry, is an advisory board member at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Philadelphia, is a founding member of the Philadelphia Regional Entrepreneurship Education Consortium, sits on the advisory board for the Philadelphia Global Identity Project, is an editor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange and is a board member for the Private Investor Forum which runs the Angel Venture Fair in Philadelphia.

About Chad Allen

Chas was born in Louisana, raised in Louisville, Ky. Enlisted in Marine Corps in 2003. HedDeployed twice to Fallujah, Iraq 2005 & 2007. He has been an instructed at Marine Corps Communications Electronic School in 29 Palms, Ca from 2008-2010. Chas completed 10 training cycles as a Marine Corps Drill Instructor aboard Parris Island, SC from 2010-2013. Chad was a Platoon Sergeant with 3d Bn 6th Marines for 6 months 2013-2014. He began his transition in July 2014, been on a mission ever since to employ as many military veterans as possible in the Mid-Atlantic. Most recently Chad got involved with Toys For Tots in October 2018. He distributed T4T collection boxes to roughly 25 businesses within the Philly/Bristol area.

About Sean Gwinner

Gwinner is the owner of Right at Home of Mercer County, New Jersey, serving as the main point of contact for the community and as the head of operations. After serving alongside Asher in the US Army for 4 years and receiving a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat. Sean has built and successfully run multiple businesses. Some of the most recent businesses included an experiential marketing team, a commercial real estate investment firm and as the CEO of two market centers under Keller Williams. Sean recently was the Program Director for Bunker Labs which is a non-profit that helps veteran and veteran spouses build businesses Sean is an advocate for the veteran community and serves on the Advisory Committee Veteran Business Administration. The ACVBA is a private committee who advises the SBA (Small Business Administration), Congress, law makers, and President of the United States.

  • Chad Allen

    Chad Allen


    General Manager

  • Chad Butters

    Chad Butters


    Eight Oaks Craft Distillery Co.

  • Sean Gwinner

    Sean Gwinner

    Right at Home Mercer County

    Executive Director

  • Chuck Sacco

    Chuck Sacco

    Drexel University

    Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives