GovX Joins Bunker Labs to Support and Grow Veteran Businesses

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Bunker Labs estimates 25% of service members are interested in starting businesses after their military service ends.

GovX has partnered with Bunker Labs, the national nonprofit organization that helps veterans, active duty service members, and their spouses start and grow businesses. With chapters across the country, Bunker Labs provides veterans with the network, tools, and resources necessary to develop entrepreneurial business ventures.

GovX is the largest closed-channel e-commerce site open exclusively to members of the military, law enforcement and first responder communities. Through this relationship with Bunker Labs, GovX will provide veteran-owned brands access to 3 million engaged members and over 1 million social media followers. As a marketing channel, GovX is unmatched in its ability to connect emerging veteran-owned companies with a community that is like-minded and incredibly supportive of their own.

GovX currently works with dozens of veteran-owned brands like Black Rifle Coffee Co., Battle Brothers Shaving Co, Grunt Style, Nine Line Apparel, Original Grain, and many others, helping them grow their networks and reach new customers. Partnering with Bunker Labs provides GovX an opportunity to discover existing veteran owned brands and to assist veterans and their spouses from across all branches of the military in fulfilling their entrepreneurial dreams.

Bunker Labs estimates that 25% of transitioning service members are interested in starting their own businesses after their military service comes to an end. "Veteran entrepreneurs are unmatched in their leadership, motivation and resourcefulness. Bunker Labs helps veterans leverage these qualities in the business world and provides resources for every step of the journey," said Alan Cole, GovX CEO. "We’re excited to connect with new brands through this relationship and to put our full support behind veterans looking to begin the next chapter in their lives as entrepreneurs."

Bunker Labs is currently hosting the "Muster Across America Tour", an annual tour to cities across the U.S. showcasing veteran entrepreneurs, empowering local entrepreneurial ecosystems, and building powerful connections between the veteran community and the business community. GovX will be participating in the Muster Across America event in Los Angeles, California on October 25, which will include a keynote from NBA All-star and investor Baron Davis. Other VIP speakers at the event will include Ryan Williams, author of "Influencer Economy" and Rob Vickery, General Partner, Stage Venture Partners. This event is open to the public and is powerful opportunity for veterans who are building businesses.

Veteran-owned businesses with products that would be a good fit for the GovX catalog are encouraged to submit their brands for consideration by completing this form. Companies that are a match will work with Joe Hudak, a merchandising coordinator and 20-year veteran of the US Army Special Forces who is the point man for veteran-owned businesses at GovX. On-boarded products will join dozens of other veteran owned brands currently for sale to the GovX community of current and former uniformed professionals and their families.

To learn about how Bunker Labs can assist your veteran-owned business, visit their website for more information.

ABOUT GOVX

GovX.com is for the men and women who protect our country and communities. The members-only eCommerce site offers thousands of products from hundreds of premium brands at exclusive, below-retail pricing. Eligible members include active and veteran U.S. military, firefighters, law enforcement officers and federal agents. Membership is free and more information can be found at http://www.govx.com.

ABOUT BUNKER LABS

Founded in 2014, Bunker Labs is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Chicago and built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans to start and grow businesses. Through local chapters organized in cities across the U.S. and our online platforms, Bunker Labs provides educational programming, mentors, events, and thriving local communities to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses succeed and thrive as entrepreneurs. We recognize the entrepreneurial potential of the military experience and work to ensure that every member of the military community has the network and resources to realize this potential. For more information, visit http://www.bunkerlabs.org.

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