THE MUSTER RDU

THE MUSTER RDU

TOGETHER LET'S EMPOWER VETERANS AS LEADERS IN INNOVATION

September 22, 2016

MetLife Global Technology Campus

201 MetLife Way, Cary, North Carolina

The event is free for Veterans and Active Duty service members. Registration is requested at EventBrite.

INNOVATION • ENTREPRENEURSHIP • OPPORTUNITY

The event welcomes veterans, corporate partners, and innovators to come, bring their best ideas and develop new connections and insights

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The Bunker Builds America Tour

Bunker Labs, a national network of entrepreneurs founded by military veterans to help other veterans start and grow businesses, is excited to announce the Bunker Builds America Tour.  Presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Bunker Builds America Tour will travel to 12 cities across the country to showcase veteran entrepreneurs, empower local entrepreneurial ecosystems with large-scale events, and serve as the launching point for local Bunker Labs chapters.

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Tour Schedule

May 4-5, 2016 | Columbus, OH | Rev1 Ventures

May 12, 2016 | Chicago, IL | 1871

June 28-29, 2016 | Nashville, TN | Nashville Entrepreneur Center

September 21, 2016 | Kansas City, MO | National WWI Museum

September 22, 2016 | Raleigh-Durham, NC | MetLife

September 30, 2016 | Madison, WI | TBD

October 4, 2016 | Austin, TX | TBD

November 16, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA | Benjamin’s Desk

November 17, 2016 | Jacksonville, FL | ColabJax

December 17-18, 2016 | Washington, D.C. | Capitol Post

February 23, 2017 | Seattle/Tacoma, WA | TBD

March 23, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA | TBD

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Be A Part of the Southeast's Premier Veteran Innovation Event!

This year’s program will bring together over 250 participants and partners for a full day of veteran entrepreneurs pitching their businesses, an Idea Lab, and a Marketplace to showcase opportunities and products from veteran-owned small businesses and companies that support the veteran community.

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The Muster RDU

Bunker Labs Raleigh-Durham, a 501(c)3 organization committed to veteran entrepreneurship, is excited to announce the Muster RDU.  Presented by the Military Veterans Network at MetLife, the Muster RDU will be held on Thursday, September 22nd from 8am – 5pm at the MetLife Global Technology Campus in the Research Triangle Park.  The event welcomes veterans, corporate partners, and innovators to come, bring their best ideas and develop new connections and insights.

Program Elements

The Muster 2016 offers veteran businesses, sponsors and partners a unique opportunity to highlight their services, programs and commitment to military professionals through participation in one or more of the event’s core elements:

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Idea Lab

Featuring expert talks and panel discussions, where our guests  and partners present their insight.  Talks and panel discussions with political, military and corporate leaders will cover topics such as, procurement, technology, investment and talent landscape, and veteran social impact.

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The Pitch Stage

A showcase competition where veteran entrepreneurs compete for the title of top-performing veteran-led startup.   This year’s Pitch Stage will host 15 start-up companies.

Apply Now To Pitch Your Business At The Muster RDU

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Marketplace

A space for Bunker member companies, other veteran-owned business and businesses that support the veteran community to showcase opportunities, programs, products and services.

Sign-up Your Company To Be A Part of the Marketplace

Post-Event Networking Reception

Refreshments and food will be served and attendees will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about the day’s content and business connections.

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AGENDA

7:30 AM     —   8:00 AM       Check-in, Breakfast & Networking

8:00 AM     —   12:00 PM     Opening Ceremonies, Speakers, Panels & Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM   —   1:30 PM       Lunch, MetLife Presentations & Panel

1:30 PM     —   4:00 PM       Pitch Stage & Breakout Sessions

4:00 PM     —   5:00 PM       Speakers, Awards and Closing Remarks

5:00 PM     —   7:00 PM       Open Networking, Food and Drinks

JOIN US!

Who's Coming to the Muster RDU?

Here are just a few examples of the extraordinary business and community leaders who are part of our local network and will be attending the Muster RDU.

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Sean P. Jensen - Keynote Speaker

Author of Sergeant to CEO

Sergeant To CEOSean P. Jensen founded Polu Kai Services, LLC in 2002 incorporating the company in August 2003. Based in Falls Church, Virginia. He is the current President of PKS. Mr. Jensen’s career began in 1990 when he joined the U.S. Marines right out of High School. He attained the rank of Sergeant. In his 8 years of honorable service, Mr. Jensen was deployed worldwide, receiving numerous commendations and awards for his service. Well-traveled during his military and post civilian career, Mr. Jensen’s combined federal and civilian experience has provided him with a real world business education spanning over 24 years. Leading from the front, Mr. Jensen is a highly dedicated leader with global experience. He has managed a growing company that has created jobs and positively impacted the lives of many people along the way. Developing a company from scratch as employee number one Mr. Jensen has performed every part of the business operation. This insight helped him build an organization that can and has successfully performed complex environmental and construction projects around the world. His Blue collar approach to solving problems, seeing the big picture and managing expectations has been instrumental in the company’s growth and success.

His leadership and dedication to the clients along with unparalleled customer satisfaction has established Polu Kai Services, LLC as a leading provider of environmental, construction and professional services throughout the country. Under his leadership PKS has been named to INC magazines top 500/5000 fastest growing private firms in the US four consecutive years with a Ranking in the top 5,000 companies the first year which followed Top 500 ranking in 2010,2011,2012. In 2009, Polu Kai was named to the MBN 400 honoring the best minority businesses. Mr. Jensen has a proven track record leading PKS to receive over half a billion in awarded contract capacity; earning over 250 million dollars in gross revenue. Much of this generated the last 9 years.

Sean P. Jensen

Vetrepreneur

Inc. 500 Alumnus

Small Business Mentor

Author

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a part of the Southeast's Premier Entrepreneurship & Innovation Event!

With such a large number of veteran run businesses, entrepreneurs, influential executives and decision makers in attendance, the Muster RDU offers an unparalleled sponsorship opportunity. Corporate backers have the option to sponsor a variety of events, workshops and resources — from the Marketplace  to the Pitch Stage. Your sponsorship provides an opportunity for you to access and educate key constituencies and demonstrates your commitment to transforming Raleigh-Durham into the center of veteran entrepreneurial activity.

Sponsorship packages are available in a wide range of options. If your company is interested in sponsoring, please contact Dean Bundschu by email dean.bundschu@bunkerlabs.org or phone 919.656.4434.

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