CEO. Veteran. Facilitator. Leadership Coach. Motivator. Author.
Things covered in this podcast episode:
#Veteran #CEO #BunkerLabs #Scaling #Entrepreneurship #Leadership #Startup #GiveBack
Todd Connor is the CEO and Founder of Bunker Labs, a national entrepreneurship organization dedicated to helping military veterans and their spouses start and grow businesses. Founded in 2014 at the innovation hub “1871” in Chicago, Bunker Labs has grown to locations across the U.S. through a chapter affiliate model, with further expansion plans underway with a goal to have a presence in all 50 states.
Bunker Labs works to support military veterans by creating locally thriving networks, robust educational programs, and platforms for military veteran entrepreneurs to connect with the people, resources, and opportunities they need to be successful with early-stage ventures.
Todd Connor is a former management consultant, U.S. Navy veteran, and has held many leadership roles in the public and private sector. He is a two-time entrepreneur and the founder of The Collective Academy. Todd holds a BA from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and is the author of two books on leadership and personal strategy. His next book, 3rd Shift Entrepreneur, will be published in the fall of 2019. He is a Commissioner of the Cook County Commission on Human Rights, was honored as a 2015 Crain Chicago Business 40 Under 40, winner of the Chicago Inno 50 on Fire award, and is a 2016 Presidential Leadership Scholar. Todd also serves as the lead facilitator for the George W. Bush Institute Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.
“My hope is that people don’t get out of the military and think the best years are behind them, but that see their best years are ahead of them.”– Todd Connor