Governor Scott Walker joined Bunker Labs Wisconsin, Inc. today in announcing the launch of their first annual engagement event, The Muster-Madison. This daylong event at the Wisconsin State Capitol highlights interaction that will inspire, educate, and connect military veteran entrepreneurs to the startup community, business leaders, and each other.
“Bunker Labs helps military veterans leverage their leadership experience and unique skill set to start and grow their businesses,” Governor Walker said. “We’re excited to join them today in announcing the very first ‘The Muster-Madison’ event and look forward to seeing all that these young entrepreneurs accomplish.”
Bunker Labs Wisconsin, Inc. will play host to elected officials, military personnel, esteemed speakers, and veteran entrepreneurs at the Capitol building in Madison on September 30, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will showcase an entrepreneurial pitch competition, a “From Active Duty to Entrepreneur” panel discussion, as well as remarks from numerous state and national leaders.
“Many men and women transition from the military service with key entrepreneurial skills like leadership, discipline, and resiliency,” said Denise Hegland, Area Manager of Chase Business Banking. “Bunker Labs provides the resources and relationships our local veterans need to take that next step towards starting a successful business, and we are proud to support them.”
At The Muster-Madison, Don Weber, Founder and Chairman of Logistics Health Inc. will provide a keynote address during lunch. National leaders including Doug McCormick, author of “Family Inc.” and Co-Founder of HCI Equity Partners, Tim Booher, Cybersecurity Program Manager at Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), and Ernie Bio, U.S. Cyber Command and Director of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) partnership are also scheduled to participate.
Governor Scott Walker and Senator Ron Johnson are also invited to speak at The Muster-Madison event.
“I’m glad to see organizations like Bunker Labs helping the finest among us achieve one of the greatest things you can do in this country – start and grow a business that will create jobs and economic opportunity for all,” said Senator Ron Johnson. “The skills our veterans develop serving our country is a great asset, and the success of Bunker Labs is an important step towards making a difference in our economy and communities.
A $25 donation is encouraged at the door of the Muster-Madison event, and all attendees who register in advance may attend for free thanks to the generous support of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Logistics Health Inc. In the days leading up to the event, more details on speakers and interactive sessions will be released.