Bunker Labs Inspires, Equips and Connects the Military Connected Entrepreneurial Community in cities across the nation and the newest chapter is launching in Lafayette! Bringing you access to one of a kind programs and local city leaders that can get you plugged into the powerful Bunker network. Join us for a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony, meet the newest Bunker Labs City leaders and connect with the military community in Lafayette.
This event is for you if...
1. You're interested in meeting more like-minded, action-oriented entrepreneurs in a fun, casual setting.
2. You’re interested in getting involved in the local entrepreneur community.
3. You'd like to learn more about companies being created by veterans in our community.
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.
Bunker Online is a social network for the military-connected community where Bunker Labs staff help make connections to increase your opportunities.
Whether exploring a new career path after active duty service, starting a business or growing your business, building a network is critical. In a recent entrepreneur insights study, we found that 92% of entrepreneurs find having a relevant network of highest value to them. We built the network and staff to help assist you in your journey and most importantly, do it together.
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Coastal Plains Meat Co.
Coastal Plains Meat Co.
Helical Outpost Farms
BA Professional Studies, Management (NSU) Certified Master Cattleman (LSU)
US Army Combat Veteran (OIF)
Bronze Star recipient
20+ years in energy industry with various management positions including P&L Registered purebred producer
Seed stock producer
Avionics Technical Degree
Marine Corps Combat Veteran (OEF) 15+ years in energy industry with various management positions including P&L Registered purebred producer
Seed stock producer
Grass-fed beef producer
Acadiana Veteran Alliance Board Member
Kohlar “Kohlie” Frantzen has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas, renewables, hydroponics and environment industry. A lawyer by training and farmer by passion, Kohlie is part of the entrepreneurial energy industry known as the “oilpatch” in his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana where he specializes in negotiation, customer service, sales, and strategic planning.
Kohlie is the co-founder and managing partner at Helical Holdings, LLC (Helical) which focuses on standardized, veteran-inspired solutions to address rising demands for food, energy, and water in an uncertain climate.
Years ago, due diligence related to veteran agricultural training programs revealed problems with training and execution that could be solved easily with the expertise and equipment from the oil and gas industry. Consequently, Helical was created to provide a vocational path in agriculture that could be trained, deployed, and executed reliably.
Todd Buckman is a former Army Ranger Regiment Veteran who received investment funds from fellow Veterans to purchase RoadRunnerApp.com.
As an Afghanistan and Iraq Veteran he chose to employ service members in pursuing his goal of revolutionizing the way people shop. He founded a way to deliver anything to anyone locally while employing local Veterans and out of work drivers while charging nothing to local businesses.
Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in multiple industries, including corporate oil and gas, healthcare, health and wellness, insurance, and the non-profit space. Graduate from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Veteran and Infantryman of the United States Army. Founder of Zydeco Marathon, Active Acadiana Magazine, and President/Founder of Acadiana Veteran Alliance, a veteran-focused 501c3 dedicated to regional economic development initiatives and forward-thinking PTSD healthcare treatments.
Aaron is a Marine Combat veteran (05-11 OIF, OEF) and worked as a domestic and overseas private security contractor after service. He has a Bachelors in Applied Science from the University of North Texas, and his Juris Doctor from LSU. He is a trial attorney in Louisiana and helps business owners properly setup and structure their businesses.