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Michael Ertmer

Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

Bunker Labs @DroneAround #DronesAndCones

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Ticket Type Sales End Quantity
Active/Guard/Reserve military, veteran or #WIVetBiz veteran-owned business 3d 1h 26m Free  
Business professional, entrepreneur, family-owned or small business 3d 1h 26m Free  
City, county or state government official or staff 3d 1h 26m Free  
Student 3d 1h 26m Free  
Min. $10 donation to Bunker Labs to support military veteran entrepreneur programs and/or late-registration fee   more info 3d 15h 26m Enter donation ($)

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Please join us at @UWMadisonURP for Bunker Labs @DroneAround #DronesAndCones #WIVetBiz!

#DronesAndCones = Unmanned Aerial System flying lessons & free Babcock ice Cream!

University Research Park (@UWMadisonURP) is a great place to do business and incredible, strategic asset to Madison's business and startup communities.

What better way to celebrate URP and UW-Madison than to @DroneAround UW-Madison's business park with drones (aka: Unmanned Aerial Systems) and free UW-Madison Babcock Dairy ice cream?!

Approximately 50 people will get the chance to fly a DJI Phantom-4 drone for 3-5 minutes, offered in order of registration, so register now!

Family-friendly event, #drone flight lessons for kids age-6 and older supervised by UW-Madison Aviation Research Lab instructors.

(Registration is required for free ice cream and drone flying lesson; drone operations require acceptable weather conditions, minmial wind and no rain.)

Bunker Labs' mission is to #inspire, #educate, and #connect military veteran entrepreneurs/families/spouses to the business/startup community, civic/elected leaders, angel/venture investors and each other.

This event will feature three @BunkerLabsWI drone/UAS companies: @myPilotTraining, @RapidImaging & @MenetAero

Sneak preview video of @RapidImaging's augmented reality technology for live drone flight video streams (think John Madden's telestrater projecting Google Maps on a flooded road):

Flood Video

Tornado Video

ABC-27 WKOW News Video (Jul. 24, 2017)
Local drone operator brings military technology to flood response in Wisconsin


Drones + Free Babcock Ice Cream * Business Networking = Great Event!
@DroneAround #DronesAndCones + #WIVetBiz = #MusterAcrossWisconsin
Register now for free because non-registered walk-ins will pay $10!

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University Research Park · @UWMadisonURP · @MadworksCW
510 Charmany Drive, Conference Room 50 (Lower Level + Patio), Madison, WI 53719


Thursday · August 24 · 2017

1:30-2:00 p.m. - UW-Madison @DroneAround #DronesAndCones
                           Aaron Olver, Managing Director, University Research Park
                           Laura Strong, Forward Festival
                           Michael Ertmer, Executive Director, Bunker Labs-Madison

2:00 p.m.         - @BabcockDairy ice cream is served!

2:00-2:30 p.m. - UW-Madison Aviation Research Lab &
                           Christopher Johnson, Ph.D., CEO/Founder, Pilot Training System

2:30 p.m.         - @DJIGlobal Phantom-4 flight lessons start (Age-6 to adult)

2:30-3:00 p.m. - Rapid Imaging Software: Augmented Reality Software for Drones
                           David Geisler, Vice President, Rapid Imaging Tecnologies

3:00-3:30 p.m. - Menet Aero: Commercial Pilot Fixed/Rotary-Wing Drones Services
                           Pete Menet, CEO/Founder, Menet Aero

3:30-4:30 p.m. - #BunkerBrews business networking, #drones & more ice cream!

Entrance & free parking:

Free parking is provided at University Research Park.

About #MusterAcrossWisconsin

The Bunker Labs #WIVetBiz #BunkerBrews event is part of the #MusterAcrossWisconsin tour that features comments from business-civic-elected leaders and military veteran entrepreneurs, innovative panels from the University of Wisconsin-System Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) and Wisconsin Technology Council, and culminates with a #BunkerBrews #Comcast business/professional networking "happy hour."

It is unique event to celebrate military veteran entrepreneurs/employees for the #MusterAcrossWisconsin tour that will travel to UW-System campus cities around the state based on a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA).

You NO NOT Need To Be A Military Veteran To Attend - All Entrepreneurs, Large Employers, Family/Small/Veteran-Owned Businesses & Startups Are Welcome!

Invite all the veterans and military families/spouses you know or come and meet your first among the 1% of the population that serve.  While the event features military veterans, all business professionals and entrepreneurs are welcome.  Come for the excellent professional development and opportunity to meet business/civic leaders, stay for the outstanding professional networking.

After World War II, 49% of military veterans became entrepreneurs who owned and operated a business and helped lead America’s post-war economic boom, according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF). Approximately 40% of Korean War veterans did the same, creating millions of jobs along the way. Today, however, the Department of Defense estimates that 200,000 service members transition from active duty in the U.S. each of the next five years, and the IVMF has found that more than 20% of them want to start their own business but only 6% will become entrepreneurs.  Based on U.S. Census Bureau data, that translates to 3,500 veterans and 700 potential new businesses each year to join the 40,147 veteran-owned businesses in Wisconsin.

About Bunker Labs:

Bunker Labs-Madison is among the founding cohort/locations of the leading national network of military veteran entrepreneurs that was created to help fellow veterans start and grow businesses. We are a startup that serves startups in Wisconsin and a proud chapter of Bunker Labs NFP Inc., a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) that has grown to 15 cities across the nation since launching in 2014, including: Austin, Chicago, Columbus, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Madison, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, Silicon Valley, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

Our mission is to inspire, educate, and connect military veteran entrepreneurs to the startup community, business leaders, angel/venture investors, and each other. We accomplish our mission by providing educational programming, professional development for aspiring entrepreneurs, experienced mentors, technology platforms, events and direct access to business networks to help military veterans excel professionally. In short, we deliver business mentorship, professional networking events, technology platforms, and access to investment capital to help veteran-owned startups and businesses succeed.

We are excited to announce the “Muster Across Wisconsin” 2017 tour designed to build and lead premier business events at six to twelve University of Wisconsin-System campus cities in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Extension Small Business Development Centers and the Wisconsin Technology Council. These events will showcase successful business leaders and entrepreneurs who happen to be military veterans, empower local business/entrepreneurial ecosystems, and “Inspire-Educate-Connect” local markets with mentorship, access to investment capital, and innovative leaders and ideas.

Startups: Help vets, help the economy
By Douglas McCormick & Michael Ertmer
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-Sep. 25, 2016

Bunker Labs is mustering veterans, entrepreneurs, business leaders and elected officials to attack the biggest impediment to financial security for Wisconsin citizens - a lack of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to grow the economy and promote financial security. A recent Kauffman Foundation study has generated lots of discussion, and controversy, across the state about the health of entrepreneurship in Wisconsin. According to the report, Wisconsin ranked last for start-up activity among the largest 25 states in the nation. While there are valid reasons to debate the methodology and accuracy of the state ranking, there should be no ambiguity about the conclusion: Wisconsin can, and must, do a better job encouraging and nurturing start-up activity.

Have questions about Bunker Labs @DroneAround #DronesAndCones? Contact Michael Ertmer

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University Research Park · @UWMadisonURP
510 Charmany Drive
Madison, WI 53719

Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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