WeWork Austin Event, courtesy photo.

Ten Austin entrepreneurs have joined the WeWork, Bunker Labs and Patriot Boot Camp’s new Veterans in Residence program in Austin.

The new program provides space, community and services to Veteran-run startups to help them to grow their business for six months.

Last week, at a kick-off event at WeWork Domain, the first ten veteran entrepreneurs gave a 60-second pitch to the audience.

“As both a veteran and an entrepreneur, I understand firsthand how uniquely prepared veterans are to build a successful company,” Nathan Lenahan, Head of Operations for WeWork’s southern region. “During your time in the military, you experience the power of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles through the incredible communities you build. Unfortunately, long hours, demanding clients, and lean staffing often leaves entrepreneurs feeling like they’re building their business alone, missing the communities that helped them overcome their toughest challenges. WeWork is grateful for this opportunity to partner with Bunker Labs and Patriot Bootcamp to support our nation’s heroes with the space, skills and community needed to create their life’s work.”

“We’re thrilled to continue to support the military community through the WeWork Veterans in Residence program powered by Bunker Labs here in Austin because it is a game-changing force-multiplier to join with the existing WeWork community and accelerate and expand the impact for innovators, entrepreneurs, and creators who have or are serving in uniform,” Sabrina Wojtewicz, Director at Bunker Labs, said in a news release

Bunker Labs and Patriot Bootcamp also plan to host monthly events at WeWork.

“Patriot Boot Camp is pleased to partner with WeWork and Bunker Labs to create a connected community of entrepreneurs and startup resources to help veterans advance as business owners and community leaders,” Charlotte Creech, CEO Patriot Boot Camp, said in a news release. “We know veterans have the skills, aptitude, and innovative spirit needed to succeed as entrepreneurs, and we look forward to supporting them as they launch the next generation of great American businesses.”

Veterans or military spouses in the Austin area may apply for the next cohort.