The Muster RDU

THE MUSTER RDU

TOGETHER LET'S EMPOWER VETERANS AS LEADERS IN INNOVATION

September 20, 2018

MetLife Global Technology Campus

101 MetLife Way, Cary, North Carolina

The event is free for Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve 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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Muster Across America

Bunker Labs, a national network of entrepreneurs founded by military veterans to help other veterans start and grow businesses, is excited to announce the Muster Across America Tour. Presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Muster Across America Tour 2018 will travel to 16 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. Many veterans transition from the military with unique skills and experiences that lend themselves to starting sustainable small businesses. The Muster Across America Tour is a catalyzing event to stand up and strengthen this expanding network of military veterans, successful entrepreneurs, and the communities they serve.

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2018 Tour Schedule

March 8, 2018 | Washington D.C

May 16, 2018| Nashville, Tennessee

May 17, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois

May 23, 2018 | Austin, Texas

August 22, 2018 | Detroit, Michigan

September 20, 2018 | Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

September 26, 2018 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October (TBD), 2018 | Columbus, Ohio

October 9, 2018 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

October 11, 2018 | Bozeman, Montana

October 18, 2018 | Seattle, Washington

October 24, 2018 | San Francisco Bay Area, California

October 25, 2018 | Los Angeles, California

October (TBD), 2018 | New York, New York

November 8, 2018 | Madison, Wisconsin

November (TBD), 2018 | San Antonio, Texas

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

This year’s program will bring together over 300 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 20th from 9am – 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 RDU 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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Main Stage

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 12 start-up companies.

Apply Now To Pitch Your Business At The Muster RDU

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Mission Showcase

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

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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 build lasting business connections.

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AGENDA

8:00 AM     —   9:00 AM       Check-in, Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM     —   12:00 PM     Opening Ceremonies, Speakers, Panels & Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM   —   1:00 PM       Lunch, Keynote Presentation

1:00 PM     —   3:00 PM       Pitch Stage

3:00 PM     —   4:00 PM       Speakers, Awards and Closing Remarks

4:00 PM     —   5:30 PM       Mission Showcase, Open Networking, Food and Drinks

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Who's Coming to the Muster RDU?

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

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Andy Williams - Select Speaker

Founder & CEO of Recon Realty

Andy Williams: is a Marine veteran, a serial entrepreneur, and is currently cohosting Flip or Flop Fort Worth on HGTV with his wife Ashley.  Andy has launched multiple successful companies, closed millions of dollars of real estate finance transactions, and personally invested in over 100 real estate deals.  He is deeply rooted in Texas and has an expectation for veterans to win in America.

As founder of Recon Realty, Andy’s mission is to leverage the firm as a platform for post 911 veterans to identify the real estate industry as a viable option for his/ her transition.

Recon Realty is a veteran focused residential redevelopment firm deeply rooted in tactics and operational strategy. Specializing in analyzing markets, identifying opportunities, and acquiring real estate in growth markets.

He maintains a simple mission filled with a bigger purpose of empowering the veteran community while navigating entrepreneurial ventures with clear vision to be defined by the changes made – both financial and societal –mindful the interdependence between the two.

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David Morken - Select Speaker

Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of Bandwidth

David Morken: is the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Bandwidth and is the Co-founder and Chairman of Republic Wireless. Prior to founding Bandwidth in 1999, Mr. Morken served on active duty in the Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate and Headquarters Company Commander.

Morken was named the Ernst & Young 2013 Entrepreneur of The Year in the Southeast Region and Gold Stevie Award winner for Maverick of the Year in the 2013 American Business Awards.

In 2008 Bandwidth made the Inc. 500 list for the third consecutive year as the 4th fastest growing privately held company in the U.S. and the fastest growing telecommunications company from 2002 to 2007. In 2008 Morken was named one of the Triangle Business Journal”s 40 Under 40 top business leaders in RTP.

In 1994, Morken Co-founded the Internet”s first online tax filing service, efiling.com.  Morken is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and a member of the Virginia Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University where he served as President of the Student Association.

Steven Eugene Kuhn - Select Speaker

Principal S2K2 Precision Management

Steven Eugene Kuhn: is a decorated U.S. Military combat veteran who turns failing business into success across Europe and the US.  Steven has been handpicked to consult some of the most influential people in the world about how to expand their brand, build value and loyalty and develop strategies for increasing beneficial relationships.  Throughout his career Steven has led international organizations, managed multi continent projects, and coached executive teams in non-traditional ways that led to significant success across the board.

Steven hails from Pennsylvania in the USA and served in the U.S. Army from 1986 -1993 based in Germany.  During his service career Steven served one tour in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm as a Sergeant.

Upon discharge from the Army, Kuhn continued to live in Europe where he later became a best-selling author, a multi-country start-up and turn-around specialist, as well as a political consultant all while simultaneously completing his MBA at the prestigious Bradford University School of Business Management in Leeds, U.K.

Kuhn has an astute business mind, tailored to the ins and outs of building, operating, turning around and growing a businesses successfully. Having accomplished this success in 9 countries and various industries, Kuhn has gained a reputation of a no nonsense, “boots on the ground” executive who leads by example.

Since 2006 as the Principal of his own company, S2K2 Precision Management, Kuhn actively consults companies from various industries and in multiple countries. His work with the EU Parliament and German political leaders has allowed Steven to gain success within governmental organizations as an outsider, and non-European, a testament to the value he brings his clients and partners. Steven is sought for the unbiased opinion on trans-Atlantic and American issues.

Steven has deep rooted beliefs that building trust and rapport through a process he calls H.I.T. (Honesty, Integrity & Transparency). H.I.T. is the method in which Steven lives his life both professionally and personally.

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Muster RDU Event Flyer

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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 download the Event Flyer and Sponsorship Packet for more information or make a sponsorship request.

SPONSORSHIP REQUEST

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