Bunker Labs Opens Rapid City Chapter

Bunker Labs Opens Rapid City Chapter

National Veteran Entrepreneurship Non-Profit Expands to Include Rapid City 


RAPID CITY, SD (Jan 6, 2020) – Bunker Labs, a national non-profit helping veteran entrepreneurs, celebrated the official opening of the Rapid City chapter with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on February 18, 2020 at Zymurcracy Beer Company at 5:30 P.M with 75 people in attendance. Bunker Labs seeks to inspire veterans, active military, and military spouses to start their own business by providing them proper training, resources, and connections. The Rapid City chapter is the 33rd chapter nationwide and the first in South Dakota. Bunker Labs is on track to have a chapter in every state by 2021.

“We are so excited to bring the Bunker Labs network to Rapid City,” said Bunker Labs CEO Todd Connor. “There is such a strong community of veterans here and we are happy to provide them with our resources, connections and insights, and be the bridge for Rapid City veterans to take their aspirations to the next level.”

The Rapid City chapter’s volunteer city leaders, David Kneafsey, Mitch Nachtigall and John Schneider have spent the last six months building momentum for the new chapter by establishing strong business connections and speaking with veterans and entrepreneurs throughout the Rapid City area.

“We have seen so much excitement and desire for the connections Bunker Labs can provide to the veteran entrepreneurship community in Rapid City,” said John Schneider, Bunker Labs Rapid City Leader. “We can’t wait to see the impact we can collectively make.” 

To stay in the loop for upcoming events, check out the schedule and join the Bunker Labs Rapid City mailing list here.

About Bunker Labs 

Bunker Labs - a 501(c)(3) non-profit – is a national network of veteran entrepreneurs dedicated to helping new veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses start their own business. We are committed to seeing that every entrepreneur in the veteran community has the network, tools, and resources they need to start their own business. 25% of transitioning service members want to start a business and they need places inside their community where they can connect with the people, resources, and support they need to start and grow their businesses. To learn more: https://bunkerlabs.org.  



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