TODD CONNOR, Founder & CEO, The Bunker

Chicago Tribune:

"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."