Today, January 10th, Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) announced the acquisition of Bunker Labs, an established and respected non-profit organization dedicated to serving veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs.
The acquisition of Bunker Labs sets the conditions for the IVMF and its partners to further expand and enhance the Institute’s already expansive portfolio of services and resources dedicated to supporting military-connected entrepreneurs and small business owners.
“The IVMF and Bunker Labs have been longtime partners and collaborators, and by coming together we’re now positioned to bring new programs and exciting innovation to our work on behalf of veterans and military spouses,” said Dr. Michael Haynie, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, and the Executive Director of the IVMF. “By merging our people, resources, and networks, we are poised to make an even greater impact in the lives of those who have served in the defense of our nation.”
Over the past decade, the D’Aniello Institute has provided entrepreneurship and small business training to more than 70,000 military-connected individuals. The acquisition of Bunker Labs will enhance participant access to the IVMF’s business ownership programs and services and advance the Institute’s research and advocacy agenda aimed at fostering a thriving and diverse ecosystem of military-connected business owners across the globe.
Both organizations are committed to a seamless transition of programs and activities and remain committed to designing and implementing best-in-class entrepreneurship, innovation, and resource navigation initiatives, positioned to enhance the post-service lives of veterans and military spouses.