Bunker Labs Breaking Barriers

Break through systemic barriers to business success together

Welcome to Breaking Barrier

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Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship is a virtual program that facilitates business growth and support within Asian American & Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, and female veteran and military spouse communities.

The eight-week program is designed to create an immediate impact for early to growth-stage businesses by providing access to business tools, resources, capital opportunities, mentorship, and a stronger peer network.

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Welcome 23D Cohort Members

Meet the Current Cohort

We at Bunker Labs are so proud to present Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship cohort, 24A! This cohort features 80 Black, Asian, Latinx, and female entrepreneurs. We are so excited to go on this journey with our new entrepreneurs, so without further ado, Bunker Labs presents the Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship 24B cohort!

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Breaking Barriers Black Entrepreneur Workshop Series at Bunker Labs exceeded my expectations. I was introduced to key professionals who wanted to see me “win”. I have no doubt that my business will thrive over the upcoming months as a direct result to be part of Bunker Labs. I am grateful for the opportunity.

Anthony Cosby
Founder & CEO, STZY Socks

Breaking Barriers is a game changer for ANYONE who has the opportunity to participate. I love the opportunity provided to learn and grow with like minded entrepreneurs. I will continue to attend every opportunity provided AND share with others.

Tanya Russ
Founder, Classy Touch CHIC Boutique

Bunker Labs Breaking Barriers sessions were so powerful. You can take the lessons you learned and immediately put them into action to scale your business, not just theory. I can not say enough great things about this program!!

Marty Martinez
Founder, Joint Task Force 214

Program Overview

Topics are curated for each cohort based on the most requested topics from applications to ensure the most relevant information is being covered. Topics are subject to change from cohort to cohort but often include the following:

01. How to Obtain & Retain Your First Customers

02. How to Build a Strong Network

03. Sales Best Practices

04. Accounting and Finance

05. Branding and Marketing

06. Funding Opportunities & Best Practices

07. IT and Operations

08. Human Capital Management and Human Resources

Program Schedule

Program cohorts are formed by community group and meet the following days/times below:

  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs: Thursdays @ 1 pm CT
  • Black Entrepreneurs: Tuesdays @ 11 am CT
  • Female Entrepreneurs: Tuesdays @ 1 pm CT
  • Latinx Entrepreneurs: Thursdays @ 11 am CT

The Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship program offers three cohorts a year, so you can find a time that best fits your schedule.

If selected to participate, you must attend at least 50% of the program meetings to be considered an “alumni” of the program. If you miss more than 50% of the meeting times, you’ll be dropped from the program and removed from the online platforms. 

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This program is made possible in part by , PwC Charitable Foundation, JPMorgan Foundation GM, ADP, Macy’s, and Wells Fargo.