Chicago Student Veteran Fellowship 

We are welcoming a small number of new students into our Chicago Student Veteran Fellowship program. Apply ASAP! You will be required to participate in an intensive session to catch up. Posted November 8th, 2017.

Designed for Student Veterans interested in entrepreneurship. This 10-month program will take participants through internships with established start-ups and help them to start their own business. Get exposed to MIT’s comprehensive Disciplined Entrepreneurship Program and a self-development program designed at Harvard. This program is designed to turn you into an entrepreneur rather than just learning about it. 

The fellowship program is tailored to fit students’ busy schedule, while providing an opportunity to build the entrepreneurial muscles that will help you launch your business and make you a stronger candidate for any position.

Fellows Will:

  • Bond with your peers and prepare to start your own business during our two-day kick-off retreat
  • Launch your business through EPIC our 12 week entrepreneurship program that dives into helping an entrepreneur get inspired and find the true purpose behind why they are pursuing this endeavor
  • Gain real world experience through starting your own company in our laboratory environment, put your ideas and business concepts to the test
  • Build your network and get ahead of the competition through a 8 to 12 week internship with established startups and work out of 1871, the nation’s largest tech incubator and entrepreneurial space
  • Gain the real-world skills necessary to succeed in faced-paced business world
  • Learn from seasoned mentors and advisors who have ran organizations from startups to fortune 500 companies
  • Connect with the resources, the tools and the network, needed to be successful in the chaotic world of entrepreneurship


Fellowship Dates


  • Great News! We have additional seats to fill. Applications are rolling, but we are looking to fill the remaining seats by November 15th, 2017.

Fall 2017:

  • Monthly Entrepreneurial Development Classes (Mondays from 5:00-8:30pm at Bunker Labs at 1871) September 25th, October 9th, November 6th, December 4th.
  • Participate in an 8-week internship OR Work to start your own business

Spring 2018:

  • Power Start-Up Weekend – Get help preparing for the 12 Week EPIC – Entrepreneurial Program
  • EPIC Accelerator goes from March to May and is on Tuesday Nights.


This program is exclusively for Student Veterans only.

  • Veterans who are able to provide their DD-214
  • Current university students
  • Combat Interpreters from Afghanistan and IRaq Welcome!

These are some of the Bunker Lab companies you might have an opportunity to intern with.

Bunker Labs Stories | Greg Jumes from Bunker Labs on Vimeo.

Bunker Labs Stories | Kimberly Jung from Bunker Labs on Vimeo.

Bunker Labs Stories | Carson Goodale from Bunker Labs on Vimeo.

Bunker Labs Stories | Jarek Hamilton from Bunker Labs on Vimeo.


* If you don't have a business or an idea answer N/A in the application. 

For Student Veterans with an Interest or Entrepreneurial Idea


* If you don't have a business or an idea answer N/A in the application. 

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