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NYC Bunker Brews + Launch Party! WeWork Veterans in Residence Powered by Bu...

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WeWork and Bunker Labs is excited to launch the WeWork Veterans In Residence program Powered by Bunker Labs which offers United States military veterans and spouses fully-sponsored workspaces to help entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses. To celebrate, Bunker Labs NYC is hosting a launch party with special guests to introduce the members of our latest Veterans in Residence tribe who will briefly share their entrepreneurial story (s).

The Veterans in Residence Launch Party is a special installment of our monthly Bunker Brews meetup program. The event will be held at WeWork HQ.

Program Overview

WeWork is expanding the Veterans in Residence program nationally to provide fully sponsored workspace to tribes of 10 veterans across 15 cities every six months. Veterans and military family members should apply to their nearest city here. WeWork is also proud to announce our commitment to hiring 1500 veterans over the next five years and will support member companies in hiring veterans as well.

Additionally, any US military veteran or US military veteran-owned company with fewer than 10 employees will be eligible for a partially sponsored space or private office (up to 25% off) for their first 12 months as a WeWork member. (Offer available for new members only, some restrictions apply.)

For more information, visit we.co/veterans.



Keynote Speaker - Wesley DeMauro, Executive Director, Communications; Co-Chair, VETS, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Army

Wesley DeMauro is a Communication Director and currently oversees the Global Hub Communications Program, a role he began in 2015. In this capacity, he is responsible for location communication efforts across the firm’s 20 strategic hubs, focusing on site, people and community initiatives. He has been with the firm since 2007, and has held roles in Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Business & Program Management.

Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Wesley was a Sergeant in United States Army Military Police Corps serving in numerous homeland security and support operations along with an overseas deployment. These activations included Operation Noble Eagle (post 9/11 security at Logan Airport, Boston), Operation Enduring Freedom (close protection detail in Kabul, Afghanistan), and Operation Southern Comfort (Hurricane Katrina relief in New Orleans, Louisiana).

Wesley co-chairs the North America Chapter for VETS (Voices for Employees That Served) and is an active member of multiple internal and external diversity awareness groups. He has been on the Advisory Board for JPMC’s Corporate Development Program and is recognized as a JPMC Ambassador. Wesley holds a business degree from the University of Massachusetts, with concentrations in Finance and Management and is currently working toward his MBA.


Guest Speaker - Michael Bocchini, Deputy Director, New York State Division, Veterans' Affairs

Michael Bocchini is Deputy Director of the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs and supervises teams of Veterans Benefits Advisors and support staff throughout New York State. He joined DVA in 2017 after serving as Chief of Staff at the US Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service during the Obama Administration. Prior to working at USDOL he worked for several labor unions including the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association. He has also held an adjunct faculty position at George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management. He resides in Sunnyside, Queens.



  • Wesley DeMauro

    Wesley DeMauro

    Executive Director Communications, Co-Chair, VETS, JPMorgan Chase

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