The Bunker vConnect event series is the adaptation of the in-person facilitated networking program, Bunker Connect, piloted by Bunker Labs and the Schultz Family Foundation, where 90% of attendees made meaningful connections.
Why would I be interested in yet another virtual event?
Probably more than ever, you need every bit of help and support you can get. At the same time, there’s no better way to quell anxiety and stress than by helping others.
Finding a good mentor can be tough and networking is often a chore. Why not try something different that’s fun, effective, and benefits the military-connected community? Grow your network and help others do the same.
Who is this for?
This event is for you if you are looking for:
Active duty military, veterans, military veteran spouses, and their supporters are strongly encouraged to participate and connect.
No matter who you are, come connect with your community - to share your wisdom and learn from others with insight - and have a great time doing so.
What exactly is this? Webinar? Workshop?
Bunker vConnect is a new approach to networking. This fun, unique, and highly effective experience fosters meaningful connections through structured facilitation.
Made possible by the Schultz Family Foundation, Bunker vConnect seeks to harness the wisdom, expertise, and network in your community.
As one of the largest national nonprofits dedicated to realizing the dreams of the military-connected community, Bunker Labs is piloting this program online.
How is this different? What can I expect?
Bunker vConnect is an Interactive Experience
This will be an interactive and enriching experience. Come prepared to engage and develop. Here’s the plan
1.) Build Your Profile
The event begins with your profile on Bunker Online—you can go there now and get a head start. This is what you will use to let the community know what kinds of connections you are looking for and ensure your new connections are valuable.
2.) Hone Your Networking
The rest of the event will be run by a subject matter expert in the art and science of networking. You’ll be broken out into small groups and work on your networking skills with new people.
3.) Make New Connections
At the end of this series, you’ll reach out to others in the group to set up a time to meet afterwards.
Bunker vConnect Features Community and Corporate Partners
Along with community participants like you, Bunker Labs brings their network of military-connected entrepreneurs, advisors, community partners, and local employee resource groups.
Our partner organizations commit individuals to attend these events, so you and others like you can benefit from their presence and networks.
The Session Features a Recognized Subject Matter Expert in Networking
Each event is centered around a different subject matter expert in a skill that will help you find, build, and maintain stronger relationships. These are just some of the areas scheduled to be covered:
You Network While Honing Your Skills
Then, participants work in small groups on specific exercises directed by the expert.
When you join Bunker vConnect event, you will be learning and practicing networking skills alongside the very people who may be able to help and support you. Everyone attending the event gets access to the profiles of other attendees on Bunker Online.
Bunker vConnect Sets You Up for Networking Success
Participants work to find two other like-minded people to commit to a time and date to meet virtually. The session will put you in front of a ton of new connections through the exercises and Bunker Online. It’s up to you to grow them.
You don’t have to do this all on your own. It’s time to connect – Bunker vConnect.
Joining us is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Registered attendees will receive a confirmation email with a link to the virtual Zoom room.
*This event will be recorded. Participation in the meeting indicates your consent to being included in the meeting recording.
Dave Burlin is a Marine Corps Veteran, and he believes that influence is the core foundation for growth. His passion is to help people maximize their influence potential so that they can create and lead innovative organizations that make a positive impact on our world.
Dave Burlin is a Marine Corps Veteran, and he believes that influence is the core foundation for growth. His passion is to help people maximize their influence potential so that they can create and lead innovative organizations that make a positive impact on our world. Dave has had the honor and privilege to be a TEDx Speaker in 2014, his first public speaking engagement, and he has been sharing the concept of #WHYNETWORKING for the last 2 years. He currently serves as a City Leader for Bunker Labs in Las Vegas, NV. Bunker Labs, is a non-profit organization with a focus to help equip, inspire, and connect Veterans and their spouses with resources to start and grow businesses. In addition to his local support for Veterans, he also serves as a coach, peer mentor, ,and speaker with IMPACT A HERO, a Veteran organization in HOUSTON TX that is changing the conversation in the Veteran Community to POST TRAUMATIC GROWTH. The way he funds these volunteer passions is by helping organizations and individuals and organizations set big goals, move the needle and scale! Currently, he is on the team at LightSpeed VT, and serves as the Content Curator, building one of the largest libraries of personal and professional development on the planet! Some of his highlights of experience include but are not limited to: Facilitator of “Why Discovery” Golden Circles - Simon Sinek Inc. Certified Sales & Leadership Coach with Southwestern Consulting United States Marine Corps Veteran : Operation Enduring Freedom Top Producer & Former Sales Director for America’s largest privately held Wedding/Corporate Entertainment Company: DJ Connection Implementation of Core Values and mission statement to effectively scale operations into 10 cities TEDxTulsa : Discharge to Incharge - Bringing Battlefield Leadership to the Boardroom and Beyond DJ / Entertainer / Emcee for more than 350 brides, corporate clients, universities, and non-for-profit organizations across the United States. Recruiting, training, development, and coaching for more than 3,000 at risk youth, as well as more than 45 staff members at Thunderbird Youth Academy: National Guard Youth Challenge program. Former Member : High Speed Elite - Veteran Entrepreneur Mastermind Group with Entrepreneur on Fire Founder John Lee Dumas A FEW FUN FACTS ABOUT DAVE: His son is only 15 years old and is remarkably taller than him He has DJ’d more than 350 weddings across the country He was a drill instructor at a youth academy for at-risk youth and inspired more than 2000 teenagers to change the direction of their life HIS FAVORITE MOVIE : ROADHOUSE He has attempted stand-up comedy and failed miserably at least 3 times that he will admit And, His favorite color is blue.