Join to gain knowledge about additional resources available to military-connected entrepreneurs. Jen, Misty, and Meghan are excited to share how their organizations have adjusted their programming and business models to continue delivering value to the military-connected community.
Bunker Labs #All_In Virtual Town Hall is a 30-45 minute live conversation. Be prepared to participate in a live Q&A with other business leaders who have been through tough and uncertain times like the one we are currently experiencing amidst the coronavirus crisis.
This conversation is part of the #All_In initiative, created to inspire and equip the entrepreneurs in our military connected community to continue moving their businesses forward.
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Third Shift Entrepreneur
Todd Connor is a widely sought-after speaker, thought leader, and consultant who leads individuals and organizations to unlock their full entrepreneurial potential. Todd is the founder of Bunker Labs, a national entrepreneurship organization with chapters in 30 states across the U.S., which works with military veterans and military spouses who want to start their own business. He is also the founder of The Collective Academy, Emerson House, as well as other for-profit and philanthropic organizations. For speaking requests, access to additional thought leadership, or to attend Third Shift Entrepreneur workshops visit www.ThirdShiftEntrepeneur.org.
Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)
Director of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Dog Tag Inc.
Jen is the CEO of Patriot Boot Camp, a 501(c)(3) serving veterans, service members and military spouse entrepreneurs. She is one of the nation’s foremost thought leaders on engaging the military, military spouse and veteran communities. Using more than 15 years of marketing and media experience and the personal experience of being a Navy spouse, she develops outreach programs and authentic content that empowers the lives of service members, veterans, military spouses and beyond.
Prior to Patriot Boot Camp, Jen was the Founder and CEO of Strategic Military Communications, LLC and MilitaryOneClick.com, which provided daily content, online resources, and a social media community for millions of military and veteran families around the world. In less than 3 years, MilitaryOneClick.com went from a bootstrapped idea to rank among the top 20,000 websites in the United States and #3 in the military media industry, while attracting advertising and sponsorships from companies such as USAA, Amazon, General Motors, La Quinta Inns & Suites, MetLife and Starbucks.
Jen is also the creator of MilSpouseFest, the largest series of events for military spouses held across the country that attracts thousands and is sponsored by USAA. Jen oversaw the successful acquisition of MilitaryOneClick and MilSpouseFest in 2015 and remained as the CEO until exiting the company in 2017.
Jen is a proud PBC alumna of the class of 2013 and one of the first PBC alumni company to be acquired. She is also an alumnus of the USAA Influencer Program, Inc. Magazine Military Entrepreneur Program, and a founding Board member of the MyVA Department of Veteran Affairs of Washington D.C.
The Pilchers live in Annapolis, MD where her husband, Captain, Ed Pilcher, is currently the CO NAF Washington, D.C. They have two children, Katie (17) and Griffin (14).
Ms. Misty Stutsman Fox is the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business portfolio at the Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). In this role she is charged with building the Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship as well as the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business. In addition, she oversees a broad portfolio of nearly a dozen programs and projects that advances and promotes veteran entrepreneurship nationwide through research, resources, supply chain opportunities and tools as well as training and program development. Previously, Stutsman Fox served as the Manager of Programs and Outreach at the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, at Oklahoma State University. During her time there, she oversaw the expansion and relaunch of the new award-winning student incubator program, served on the planning board and positioned Riata as a founding member of 36 Degrees North, an 11,000 square foot entrepreneurial space in the heart of downtown Tulsa, as well as launched many other student and community-based programs, internships, competitions, and conferences, at the local, national, and international level. She was also the consortium lead for the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) based out of Oklahoma State University, recruiting three universities to the consortium during her tenure at the Riata Center. Prior to this position, she was the Marketing Manager at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has several years’ experience in service management, consulting, event planning and program/ curriculum development. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business and a Master of Business Administration, both from Oklahoma State University. Additionally, she is an alum of the second cohort of President George W. Bush’s Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.
Meghan Ogilvie Chief Executive Officer of Dog Tag Inc (DTI), a 501c3 that empowers service-disabled veterans, military spouses, and caregivers through an innovative five-month fellowship program. Hired as DTI's first employee in 2012, Meghan partnered with DTI's co-founders to bring their shared vision to life: to create a place that equips transitioning veterans and military families with knowledge, skills, and confidence to pursue their career goals, post service.
Meghan assumed the role of CEO in 2015 and oversees all aspects of DTI's unique, multi-faceted social enterprise including: managing the Fellowship program, growing Dog Tag Bakery, and guiding the development and implementation of DTI's long-term strategic vision. Prior to joining Dog Tag, Meghan spent several years working in finance in New York; first in equities with Lehman Brothers and Barclays and later within executive management at Macquarie Group.
Meghan comes from a military family, with both her father and sister graduating from the Naval Academy and serving in the United States Marine Corps. Meghan is a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar and a recipient of the U.S. Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Award.