Bunker Labs PHL Receives Lincoln Financial Foundation Grant

(PRESS RELEASE) Philadelphia, PA, 12/7/2017

Bunker Labs Philadelphia has received a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to support the Launch Lab cohort.  Launch Lab is the place for veteran entrepreneurs to validate their start-up businesses, generate revenue and develop a path towards sustainability through a 16-week program.  Applications for the 2018 class are due by December 13, 2017.

Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change.  Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.

“We are honored to receive this grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation,” said Joe Witte, Executive Director of Bunker Labs PHL and a former Captain in the US Army.  “We are in the midst of preparing for our next Launch Lab cohort, and are meeting with potential companies daily.  We take this investment seriously and will continue to use these funds to make a difference in veterans’ lives.”

Veteran entrepreneurs interested in participating in the Launch Lab cohort should submit their online application by December 13, 2017 to be considered for the 2018 program which begins January 17, 2018.

In addition to the generous support of Lincoln Financial Group, Bunker Labs PHL programming is made possible through contributions from companies like Comcast, Boeing and Hussian College committed to supporting veteran entrepreneurs.

About Bunker Labs Philadelphia

Bunker Labs is a national not-for-profit organization built by military Veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military Veterans as leaders in innovation.  Through local chapters organized in 14 different cities including Philadelphia, Bunker Labs provides educational programming, mentors, events, and thriving local networks to help military Veterans start and grow businesses.  Bunker Labs works to inspire, educate, and connect Veterans with the right people and the right resources to be successful as entrepreneurs and as innovators.  Our online platform, Bunker in a Box, gives active duty and Veterans worldwide access to entrepreneurship education, complete with dozens of interviews with military Veterans who have successfully started a diverse array of businesses.  For more information, please visit bunkerlabs.org or http://bunkerlabsphl.com/, follow us on Twitter @BunkerLabsPHL and #BunkerBuilds or like us on Facebook.

About Lincoln Financial Foundation

The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.

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