TODD CONNOR, Founder & CEO, The Bunker
"When The Bunker incubator at 1871 launches its first startup class Nov. 1, it will realize founder and CEO Todd Connor’s ambition to translate veterans’ military experience to entrepreneurship. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Iraq War, he’s also co-founder of Flank 5 Academy, a professional-development incubator and coaching firm. His career includes stints as executive director of military programs for Chicago Public Schools and as a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. He explains the common lesson on risk, failure and courage and the news that the incubator, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is already expanding."