Nonprofit Bunker Labs Officially Launches Boston Chapter

July 30, 2019

When Phaly Pichota first set out to launch her business in 2018, she wanted to connect with other veterans in the entrepreneur community. There is, she said, something about having a commonality with other veterans, and as a startup leader, she wanted to bring the two together. But there wasn’t a space like that here.

“I had to fly out to Austin to really connect with veterans,” Pichota said. “There was nothing really in Boston.”

Pichota is CEO and co-founder of Cibus Health, a technology platform focused on utilizing food as medicine. She is also a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

While Pichota was in Texas at another program, another business leader told her that she should reach out to Chris Irving. He was back in Boston, working on creating exactly what she was looking for: a local chapter of a national, veteran-focused program designed to boost up entrepreneurs. It was called Bunker Labs.

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