Bunker’s Veteran-Led Startups: Retail Tech, Crowdfunding, & More

The Bunker, an accelerator targeting military veteran entrepreneurs, will be moving into a new home at Austin, TX-based Capital Factory.

The dozen startups in the Bunker’s first class had been working since the program’s beginning in January out of the offices of RideScout, a transport app company founded by Joseph Kopser. (Last year, the West Point graduate and now retired Army lieutenant colonel sold RideScout to Car2Go, which is owned by Mercedez-Benz maker Daimler AG.)

The accelerator plans to have a pitch day at Capital Factory in late June or early July and will begin accepting applications for its second class on July 4 (naturally).

Here is the complete list of Bunker startups:

—Battle Beds: Makes military-grade/themed dog beds.

BlackBox Trainer: An app and website that offers personalized workout and nutrition advice, as well as support.

CoolMellon: A real estate crowdfunding site.

F7 Group: Provides executive consulting for women veterans.

HireOurHero: An “Angie’s List” for veterans.

HoopdieCars: A website that aggregates all cars for sale under $10,000.

Horton Tool: Makes a hydrostatic testing valve and other oilfield products.

Sockwork: A sock subscription service.

TacTikes: Military style and grade diaper/baby bags and pouches

Unsweet Tea: Makes an all-natural tea with no sweeteners.

Uride: An on-demand college ride service that focus on hiring veterans.

V-Threat: Makes cybersecurity software.

Angela Shah is the editor of Xconomy Texas. She can be reached at ashah@xconomy.com or (214) 793-5763. Follow @angelashah

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