Bunker Labs, a national nonprofit that assists veteran entrepreneurs, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on Nov. 20 at the JP Morgan Chase Plano to celebrate the official opening of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter .
According to a release, the nonprofit tries to inspire veterans and their spouses to start business by providing them with proper training, resources, and connections.
The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter is the 31st chapter in the U.S. and the third in Texas, with other chapters in Austin and San Antonio.
Veterans can benefit from Bunker Labs’ assistance
“DFW is a veteran hub and it’s important for us to go where the people are,” Bunker Labs CEO Todd Connor said in a statement. “Both locations in Austin and San Antonio have been hugely successful, so we have high hopes for the impact this new chapter will be able to make in north Texas.”
The nonprofit is expecting to have a chapter in all states by 2021.
Dallas-Fort Worth’s volunteer city leaders KeeShaun Coffey, Amy Bernard, and Adam Davies have been building momentum for the Dallas-Fort Worth launch for the past six months. The team has established strong business connections and spoke with North Texas veteran entrepreneurs to understand their needs better.
“Bunker Labs is growing immensely right now because of the valuable resources they provide veteran entrepreneurs. Texas businesses continue to grow year after year, and we need to make sure veterans are able to get a piece of the pie,” Davies said in a statement.
Nonprofits aid veterans in a number of ways
Bunker Labs is among a number of nonprofits that have a goal of helping veterans improve their lives.
For example, Tech for Troops, which calls itself the fastest growing nonprofit organization for veterans and their families in the U.S., teamed up with Toyota Motor North America this past summer to provide VA North Texas Health Care System veterans with refurbished laptops to help them rejoin the workforce.
Toyota, which is headquartered in Plano, then brought together more than a dozen IT volunteers from across the country to host a training event.
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