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.
Rich Cardona Media
Rich’s team helps executives and entrepreneurs become more visible by using video to create long term content and social media strategies. On average they increase visibility and engagement by the thousands in 90 days or less. Rich has also created a video series and podcast called The Leadership Locker where influencers and industry leaders share their expertise.
Rich Cardona is a first generation American and retired Marine Corps attack helicopter pilot.
After getting a Masters in Business Administration our of fear he wouldn’t be marketable, he ventured into the traditional workplace and landed a job with Amazon. While he admits the company is the tip of the spear, his experience in fulfillment was extremely unfulfilling.
He left, moved into his in-laws basement and searched for which is his curiosities could potentially lead to a business of his own. After spending time with and documenting Claude Silver, Vayner Media’s Chief Heart Officer, he realized that there was a need for executives like her to become more visible.
Rich Cardona Media was born. Rich’s team helps executives and entrepreneurs become more visible by using video to create long term content and social media strategies. On average they increase visibility and engagement by the thousands in 90 days or less.
As part of his service after service Rich has also created a video series and podcast called The Leadership Locker where influencers and industry leaders share their expertise with transitioning service members and veteran entrepreneurs.
Guest have included: Gary Vaynerchuk, Heather Monahan and Todd Connor