Starchup joins The Bunker

Today we are proud to welcome Starchup to The Bunker community. Starchup, led by co-founders Dan Tobon and Nick Chapleau, provides an online delivery service that allows customers to order pick up and delivery of their dry cleaning from their phone.
Consumers can use Starchup’s web and mobile app to order and schedule delivery services from their favorite Starchup-enabled laundry business – or […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MARCHing into The Bunker…

The Bunker welcomes its newest member to 1871 and our first cohort of businesses: MARCH Marketing, a marketing firm specializing in communications to the military and veteran community.

“New technologies and social platforms are growing and it is important that our veterans and heroes at home and globally have early access,” said Tom Aiello, founder […]

By |September 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Bunker welcomes Strategic Spirits Activation (SSA) to the first cohort

The Bunker is proud to announce a new portfolio company to The Bunker today: Strategic Spirits Activation (SSA).

Under the leadership of CEO Owen Meyer, SSA has produced a proprietary marketing analytics platform unique to the alcoholic beverage industry, in which SSA can provide consumer-level reporting back to liquor wholesalers around brand preferences.

One activation business […]

By |September 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet The Bunker’s newest tenant: iPrevail

Count the Chicago-based iPrevail as the newest tenant with The Bunker, an incubator for veteran-owned, tech-enabled businesses. iPrevail has been accepted into The Bunker’s cohort (“C1”), which launches November 1. iPrevail’s interactive platform helps address behavioral health issues within the veteran and military populations.

With its online cognitive behavioral health therapy, iPrevail provides uniquely targeted evidence-based “early interventions” […]

By |September 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Bunker, Wintrust Financial Corporation Announce Strategic Partnership

Wintrust Financial Corporation (Wintrust) announced today that it will be providing a $100,000 gift as part of its strategic partnership with The Bunker, an incubator for veteran-owned, tech-enabled businesses.

“We’re proud to be a part of The Bunker,” said Edward J. Wehmer, president and CEO of Wintrust Bank. “As Chicago’s Bank, we want to see […]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Photo gallery, August 14 launch event

By |August 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Launching The Bunker

The Bunker has gone from an idea to the front pages in record speed. Already Chicago Inno, DNAInfo, and Crain’s Chicago Business have reported on our progress.

This week we announced that RideScout, a mobile app designed by two Army veterans turned entrepreneurs, would be our first tenant. RideScout already has a tremendous record of […]

By |July 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

1871 Veterans Incubator, “The Bunker,” Announces RideScout as First Tenant

Applications for 1871’s newest incubator are coming in and The Bunker is already attracting great veteran-owned-and-operated startup businesses

Chicago, IL (July 15, 2014) – 1871 and The Bunker today announced that RideScout will be the first official tenant of The Bunker, the new veterans incubator space to be located at 1871 this fall.  RideScout is […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

1871, Governor Quinn, Mayor Emanuel, and the Pat Tillman Foundation Announce Veterans Technology Incubator at 1871

Dubbed “The Bunker,” Incubator to House Veteran-Owned Technology Companies Beginning in Fall of 2014.
1871 CEO Howard A. Tullman confirmed today that 1871 will be launching a veterans-focused technology incubator called The Bunker in 2014 as part of 1871’s recently announced expansion plans at its digital startup hub in The Merchandise Mart. The announcement is […]

By |July 9th, 2014|News|1 Comment

RideScout Expands to 69 Cities

All-in-one transportation app begins their “Summer of 69” with increased app coverage in North America.
Austin, TX-June 9, 2014: Today, RideScout, the technology platform revolutionizing how people find and use ground transportation, announced their expansion to a total of 69 cities in North America, beginning their “Summer of 69.” Prior to today, RideScout had full […]

By |June 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments