Bunker Labs Boston Chapter Launch, Presented by Prudential

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Venture Cafe Cambridge

One Broadway

5th Floor

Cambridge, MA 02142

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We're teaming up with Bunker Labs! Join us for the launch of the Boston chapter and ribbon cutting with the generous support of Prudential Foundation. Following Venture Café's office hours, enjoy an evening of networking, food, and refreshments with fellow entrepreneurs. Following the ceremony, listen to experts as they weigh in on "Demystifying Analytics: Its Power, Use & Ease in Small Business & Startups."


  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM Office Hours

  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM Special Event Registration and Networking

  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM Introductions and Ribbon Cutting

  • 6:30 - 7:15 PM Panel: Demystifying Analytics: Its power, Use & Ease In Small Business & Startups

  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM Entrepreneur Showcase

1) OFFICE HOURS (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

Early stage ventures and prospective entrepreneurs have an opportunity to sign up for Office Hours during this event. Entrepreneurs may sign up for 30-minute consultations with a variety of experts. Please visit our site here for more options.


Upon registraion, please feel free to network with the community - food & refreshments served.


Join us in the Café (6:00pm sharp!) to celebrate the official unveiling of #BunkerLaunchBos, with programming to follow. In the session you will hear from a panel of experts on "Demystifying Analytics: Its Power, Use & Ease for Startups & Small Business. Speakers and panelists include:

  • Francisco A. Ureña, Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs (speaker)

  • Charles (Chuck) J. Sevola, Jr. Vice President, Veterans Initiatives - Prudential Financial, Inc. (speaker)

  • Todd Connor, Founder / CEO, Bunker Labs (Speaker)

  • Stacy Swider, Director, UMass SBIR Center of Excellence, UMass Lowell Research Institute (Moderator)

  • Penn Chou, Senior Analytics Manager, Draftkings (Panelist)

  • Marisa Rackson, Business Development, HubSpot (Panelist)


A selection of Boston based veteran owned & operated startups will showcase their ventures to the community. Take advantage of this opportunity to interact with and see what our veterans are creating! Participants:

  • Neal Duckworth, D2 Northeast Solutions

  • Dr. Atyia Martin, All Aces

  • Paul Castiglione, Open Kitchens Project

  • Ed Smith, Valor Wealth Partners

Bunker Labs is a national non-profit, with 27 chapters nationwide dedicated to helping veterans and military spouses start, grow and scale their businesses. Since inception (2014), participating startups in the Bunker Labs ecosystem have generated $117+ million in revenue, raised $80+ million in capital, created 1954+ jobs and 1002+ jobs for military veterans. Bunker Labs programming includes Launch Lab Online, Bunker Brews, WeWork Veterans in Residence Powered by Bunker Labs, and CEOcircle.

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.

Prudential's commitment to the military is embedded at every level of its organization and extends beyond its corporate walls to impact the community. As a recognized leader for its focus on recruiting, hiring and promoting veterans and military spouses, Prudential offers mentoring, networking and other programs that help Veterans transition into the workplace, welcome and support employees who have served in the military.

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