Chicago Coleman Veteran Fellowship

In partnership with the Coleman Foundation, Bunker Labs has developed a yearlong Fellowship Program in entrepreneurship for Student Veterans. The fellowship program is tailored to fit students’ busy schedule, while providing an opportunity to build the entrepreneurial muscles that will help you launch your business and make you a stronger candidate for any position. The 12-month fellowship program includes an internship and guarantees acceptance to EPIC, our highly sought after 12 week program, that helps an entrepreneur develop the talents and skills required to be successful.

Fellows Will:

  • Bond with your peers and prepare to start your own business during our two-day kick-off retreat
  • Launch your business through EPIC our 12 week entrepreneurship program that dives into helping an entrepreneur get inspired and find the true purpose behind why they are pursuing this endeavor
  • Gain real world experience through starting your own company in our laboratory environment, put your ideas and business concepts to the test
  • Build your network and get ahead of the competition through a 8 to 12 week internship with established startups and work out of 1871, the nation’s largest tech incubator and entrepreneurial space
  • Gain the real-world skills necessary to succeed in faced-paced business world
  • Learn from seasoned mentors and advisors who have ran organizations from startups to fortune 500 companies
  • Connect with the resources, the tools and the network, needed to be successful in the chaotic world of entrepreneurship

Fellowship Dates


  • Final Application Deadline August 7th

Fall 2017:

  • Kick-Off Retreat – August 19th – 20th @ Bunker Labs, at 1871
    (Changed from Aug. 26th-27th)
  • EPIC Program weekly on Tuesdays – August 22nd – November 14th
  • Pitch Day – October 24th @ TBA

Spring 2018:

  • Monthly Personal and Professional Development  – February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st

Spring or Summer 2018:

  • 8-Week Internship


This program is exclusively for Student Veterans only.

  • Veterans who are able to provide their DD-214
  • Current university students

These are some of the Bunker Lab companies you might have an opportunity to intern with.

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