|[March 10, 2017]
Bunker Labs and Comcast NBCUniversal Extend Partnership to Help Grow Military-Led Startups
Comcast (News - Alert) NBCUniversal and Bunker
Labs, a national nonprofit organization for military veteran-led
startups, today announced a three-year expansion of its partnership,
continuing their mutual support of the military community and
In June 2015, Comcast NBCUniversal became Bunker Labs' first National
Corporate Sponsor and the Founding Sponsor of its Philadelphia location.
The company supports Bunker Labs at many of the organization's
locations, including its headquarters in Chicago and locations in
Philadelphia, Nashville, Seattle, Minneapolis, Jacksonville, San
Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
"Comcast's commitment to the military community starts with our roots as
a veteran startup more than 50 years ago, and we're excited to expand
our work with Bunker Labs as they continue their successful efforts to
accelerate veteran and military spouse-owned businesses," said Carol
Eggert, Brigadier General (Retired) and Vice President, Military and
Veteran Affairs for Comcast NBCUniversal.
Bunker Labs is a model for a successful multi-city incubator program,
having grown to 15 U.S. locations in just over two years. Their model of
providing educational programming and developing local networks with
events and mentors for startups has successfully prepared more tan 350
veterans to create and grow their own businesses.
"Comcast NBCUniversal has been a terrific partner, allowing Bunker Labs
to continue focusing on what it does best - inspiring, educating and
connecting veterans with the right people and resources to thrive as
business leaders," said Todd Connor, Bunker Labs CEO and Navy veteran.
"We look forward to continuing to stand alongside Comcast NBCUniversal
as we expand this already successful relationship."
The Bunker Labs relationship also aligns with Comcast NBCUniversal's
company-wide investment in the next generation of entrepreneurs. Earlier
this week, Comcast NBCUniversal announced LIFT
Labs for Entrepreneurs, a multi-city program focusing on assisting
startups with new innovations in media, entertainment and connectivity.
Comcast NBCUniversal is also committed to hiring 10,000 military
community members by the end of 2017, and is well on its way to meeting
that goal. The collaboration with Bunker Labs is an extension of that
Over the next three years, Comcast NBCUniversal teams across the country
will work with local Bunker offices in their markets to offer an array
of technology solutions and programs to support entrepreneurs.
Additionally, local Comcast Business leadership and Entrepreneurial
Engagement and Military and Veterans Affairs teams will be involved in
Bunker Labs' "Muster Across America Tour," which began its 2017 dates in
Washington, D.C. on February 23 and will visit 13 other cities before
concluding in the San Francisco area on October 26.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology
company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.
Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed internet
and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and
also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news,
entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast
networks, television production operations, television station groups,
Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for
About Bunker Labs
Bunker Labs is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization
headquartered in Chicago and built by military veteran entrepreneurs to
empower other military veterans to start and grow businesses. Through
local chapters organized in cities across the U.S., Bunker Labs provides
educational programming, mentors, events, and thriving local networks to
help military veterans succeed and thrive as entrepreneurs and
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