Philadelphia, PA., September 27, 2017 – Bunker Labs Philadelphia, a peer-learning environment for veteran entrepreneurs, today recognized three organizations and individuals for their continued efforts of supporting active military personnel and veterans during the Muster 2017.
“The Muster is such an important event for Bunker Labs Philadelphia. It’s a day where we pause to share and celebrate the accomplishments and successes of veteran entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region,” said Joe Witte, Executive Director of Bunker Labs PHL. “But it’s also a day to honor those who do so much to support our veterans in a variety of ways. We are proud today to recognize James Brobyn for his achievements in the nonprofit community and as an entrepreneur; Liberty USO for all they do for our troops and their families; and Dr. Ken Hartman, for his efforts in local communities across the country acknowledging the commitment high school students are making. Please join me in congratulating each of our honorees,” he added.
Philadelphia Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year – James Brobyn, CEO CauseEngine
James is a Marine Corps veteran, former nonprofit executive director from Travis Manion foundation and currently the CEO and co-founder of CauseEngine, a small business founded exclusively to serve nonprofit organizations by connecting them with talented, highly-vetted professionals at affordable rates. Prior to CauseEngine, James spent nearly five years with Travis Manion Foundation, most recently serving as the Executive Director. His efforts helped open a new office, add new staff members, increase fundraising results and positively impact the lives of more than 25,000 veterans and family members.
Military Service Organization of the Year – Liberty USO
Liberty USO serves as the bridge between the civilian population and our soldiers. In times of war and peace, the Liberty USO has delivered its special brand of support, comfort, morale and recreational services to service members and their families.
Humility and Honor Award – Dr. Ken Hartman, Founder, Our Community Salutes
Our Community Salutes (OCS), a national, non-profit organization helping communities recognize, honor and support high school seniors who plan to enlist into the U.S. Armed Services after graduation was founded in 2009 by Dr. Hartman, an educator and US Army officer. Since its inception in South Jersey, OCS is now active in 20 states nationwide and its enlistee recognition ceremonies have been held by local communities in banquet halls, auditoriums and sports arenas from New York to California, with tens of thousands of people attending or speaking at OCS ceremonies.
Bunker Labs PHL programming is made possible through generous contributions from companies like Comcast, JPMorgan Chase and The Boeing Company, all committed to supporting veteran entrepreneurs.
About Bunker Labs
Bunker Labs is a national not-for-profit organization built by military Veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military Veterans as leaders in innovation. Through local chapters organized in 14 different cities including Philadelphia, Bunker Labs provides educational programming, mentors, events, and thriving local networks to help military Veterans start and grow businesses. Bunker Labs works to inspire, educate, and connect Veterans with the right people and the right resources to be successful as entrepreneurs and as innovators. Our online platform, Bunker in a Box, gives active duty and Veterans worldwide access to entrepreneurship education, complete with dozens of interviews with military Veterans who have successfully started a diverse array of businesses. For more information, please visit bunkerlabs.org or http://bunkerlabsphl.com/, follow us on Twitter @BunkerLabsPHL and #BunkerBuilds or like us on Facebook.
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