The Bunker: a business hive for veterans in Philly

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 David L Cohen, Comcast Executive (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

David L Cohen, Comcast Executive (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

A co-working space for veterans in Philadelphia is getting a helping hand from a big local company.  

It’s called The Bunker and it’s a space for entrepreneurs who served in any branch of the military where they can work together, share resources and experiences.  

Daniel Tobin runs Starchup, which sells software to laundries and dry cleaners.  He started in the Bunker’s Chicago outpost and moved here.

“It’s like being back with old friends that you’ve never met, that sense of familiarity makes the working environment a lot easier to fit into,” Tobin said.

David L Cohen, senior executive vice-president of Comcast says helping The Bunker fits into the cable giant’s plans to hire more than 10,000 veterans.

“Starting a business is hard for anyone, but I think veterans face special burdens and barriers, even though they bring special tools and strengths to bring to the table,” Cohen said.

Comcast won’t say how much in cash and technology assistance it’s giving to the effort.

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