Bunker Labs and Wisconsin SBDC Pave Way For Veterans In Wisconsin
Bunker Labs, the incubation organization supporting veterans with entrepreneurial and startup ideas, just received a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs. The grant amount was $238,000 according to BizTimes.
The first thing they’ve invested that money in is educating veterans in lean startup methodology via an 8-10 week entrepreneurial training program. The program is offered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee SBDC.
The program tuition is $1100. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp already covers 75% off the cost of the program for veterans. That left the $250 registration fee for the veteran to pay. Now with the help of the grant the entire cost is being picked up. Also, once the course is completed the veterans in the program will receive another $250.00
“Last year, SBDCs across Wisconsin provided business consulting to 210 veterans,” said Neil Lerner, state SBDC associate director. “We are excited about this additional incentive available to help veterans start or expand their business.”
“We are ecstatic to have this opportunity to expand and accelerate our mission to inspire, educate and connect veteran entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their businesses throughout Wisconsin,” said Michael Ertmer, executive director of Bunker Labs Wisconsin.
Bunker Labs continues expansion across the country. They currently have services in Austin, San Francisco, Chicago, Columbus, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Madison, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh Durham, Seattle, and DC. They also offer a virtual Bunker program.
Veterans interested in the entrepreneurship program being offered in Wisconsin can click here.