Greetings! And then, it was winter again. . .warm up with some great events and activities from both us and our partners below for this week and beyond.
- First: It is here! Next week, we are excited to team up with SEEDSPOT to host their two-day launch camp on Thu, Feb 8th and Fri, Feb 9th.
- One of our favorite quotes is, “A year from now, you’d wish you’d started today.” . . Or in our case, you’d wish you started Feb 8th! Do it, do it now.
- Can’t make the two-day launch camp? You can still support veteran entrepreneurs at the Pitch Night on Fri, Feb 9th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Capitol Post. Support the next generation of ideas and people making them happen. RSVP
- Second: we have also got two “asks” from folks in our community below if you can help. . .
- To Craig Cummings from Moonshots Capital for leading a great discussion last Thursday at Capitol Post about the good, the bad, and the ugly of raising money with some of his stories from the trenches. See a pic of our group here.
Our Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.
- Thu, Feb 8 – Feb 9, SEED SPOT & Capitol Post present our “2-Day Launch Camp.” Join other impact-driven entrepreneurs and individuals interesting in launching a venture. Capitol Post, POC: Seda Goff. (attn CP members: email Seda for your discount code)
- Fri, Feb 9. Pitch Night. Hear the pitches from the companies participating in our two-day launch camp. Open to all. Capitol Post, 5:30 – 7:30pm. RSVP here. POC: Seda Goff.
Our Workshops/Events Around the DMV.
- Wed, Feb 7. Veterans in Residence powered by Bunker Labs Launch Dinner. 6:00 – 7:30 pm, WeWork Manhattan Laundry. By invitation. POC: Seda Goff
- Feb 2019. February Bunker Brews at WeWork. Meet and greet for all of the veterans and veteran-owned companies at WeWork locations around DC. Stand by for more details! POC: Seda Goff.
- Thu, Mar 8. The Muster DC. 12-6:00 pm. District Winery, Washington DC. POC: Seda Goff.
Workshops/Events from our Partners & Sponsors.
- Wed, Jan 31. FH+H presents, “Lawyers are Founders. How to Run Your Practice Like a Startup.” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. The Forge at FH+H, POC: Victoria Moses.
- Wed, Feb 7. FH+H presents, “What You Didn’t Know That You Didn’t Know About Patents.” 12:00 – 1:00 pm. The Forge at FH+H, POC: Victoria Moses
- Fri, Feb 9. FH+H presents, “Positioning Your Company for Sale.” 12:00 – 1:00 pm. The Forge at FH+H, POC: Victoria Moses
- Fri, Feb 16 – Sun, Feb 18. Patriot Boot Camp presents “Tech Entrepreneur Boot Camp,” Embassy Suites, San Antonio, TX, POC: Josh Carter.
- Wed, Feb 21. Fosterly Census presents, “Report Release Event,” 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Alley by Verizon, Washington DC. RSVP here.
- Wed, Feb 21. Application deadline for the Vinetta Project’s Venture Challenge. POC: Kelly O’Malley
- Wed, Feb 21 – Thu, Feb 22. Future of Technology Summit, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC. Plug: our very own Seda Goff will be speaking! Use code “BL80” for an 80% discount code for startup exhibitions (limited to first five).
- Thu, Mar 1 – Fri, Mar 2. Circular Summit powered by Alice. Three hundred exceptional women entrepreneurs, investors, members of the media, policymakers, experts and partners in Washington, D.C., to share ideas, experiences and knowledge to help grow your business. U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, DC. POC: Courtenay Siegried.
- Sun, Apr 8. Deadline to apply for the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator powered by Techstars, starts July 2018, Philadelphia, PA.
- Fri, Apr 20 – Sun, Apr 22. Patriot Boot Camp presents, “#VetHacks” all day, Washington DC, POC: Josh Carter.
Asks from our Members.
- Have you had a good experience with an SBA lender? If so, we want to hear! let us know who and what bank.
- Do you know of any veterans with good website/coding skills? If so, let me know.
Support our Members.
- Support the Armed Services Arts Partnership’s lineup of 2018 workshops for this Spring. POC: Dani Aron-Schiavone
- Is it me, or is ENABLD everywhere these days?
Quote of the Week.
- “A year from now, you’ll wish you started today .” – Karen Lamb (in keeping with our launch camp theme!)
Local and Interesting.
- “Be Washington: It’s Your Turn To Lead.” – A new first-person interactive experience at Mount Vernon that puts you in the shoes of the first president and commander-in-chief to see how you’d stack up to key decisions he made. For the Monday morning quarterback in all of us!
Places to Check Out.
- Thanks to Beth Johnson for recommending we check out Heritage Brewing Company in Clarendon. Veteran-owned microbrewery out of Manassas. Super nice people, great service. . . . future Bunker Brews, perhaps? Stay posted. . .
Want to Get More Involved? Contact our fantastic campus manager Elizabeth
- Join our mailing list: Stay up-to-date on what’s going on at Capitol Post and be the first to hear about future events.
- Become a Friend of Capitol Post ($100/year): Name recognition, 10% off our swag, and a free day pass to our coworking space
- Become a Coworking Member ($300/month for veterans, DoD, and their families. Non-veterans, contact for pricing): 24/7 access to our awesome coworking space and conference rooms in N. Old Town, Alexandria, plus our Founders Membership
- Become a Virtual Member ($50/month): Business address and mailbox, 5 hours of conference room use, and our Founders Membership
- Founders Membership ($250/year. For veterans, DoD, and their families):
- 1:1 counseling, industry networking events and working groups, business subscriptions
Have a great week! Stay warm. See you next week for SEEDSPOT!