Bunker’s Veteran-Led Startups: Retail Tech, Crowdfunding, & More
The Bunker, an accelerator targeting military veteran entrepreneurs, will be moving into a new home at Austin, TX-based Capital Factory.
The dozen startups in the Bunker’s first class had been working since the program’s beginning in January out of the offices of RideScout, a transport app company founded by Joseph Kopser. (Last year, the West Point graduate and now retired Army lieutenant colonel sold RideScout to Car2Go, which is owned by Mercedez-Benz maker Daimler AG.)
The accelerator plans to have a pitch day at Capital Factory in late June or early July and will begin accepting applications for its second class on July 4 (naturally).
Here is the complete list of Bunker startups:
—Battle Beds: Makes military-grade/themed dog beds.
—BlackBox Trainer: An app and website that offers personalized workout and nutrition advice, as well as support.
—CoolMellon: A real estate crowdfunding site.
—F7 Group: Provides executive consulting for women veterans.
—HireOurHero: An “Angie’s List” for veterans.
—HoopdieCars: A website that aggregates all cars for sale under $10,000.
—Horton Tool: Makes a hydrostatic testing valve and other oilfield products.
—Sockwork: A sock subscription service.
—TacTikes: Military style and grade diaper/baby bags and pouches
—Unsweet Tea: Makes an all-natural tea with no sweeteners.
—Uride: An on-demand college ride service that focus on hiring veterans.
—V-Threat: Makes cybersecurity software.