Caffeine Canteen & GovCon Connect | This Week at Capitol Post Apr 16 – 20th
· Creative Cycle. Thank you to Creative Cycle’s Jose Caicedo and Carlos Murguia for their session this morning on branding and decks. See some pics here.
- WUSA9. Thank you to Blair Wheeler from WUSA9for coming to Capitol Post last week to feature True Made Food’s Abe Kamarack and Halcyon Reflection’s Tina Claflin. We’ll keep you posted when it airs in May.
- Alexandria Economic Development Partnership & Arlington Economic Development. For hosting a happy hour in celebration/preparation for the upcoming Collision conference in New Orleans. It was great to catch up with Vince Crisler from Dark Cubed and Rachel Koretsky from upace.
Our Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.
- Fri, Apr 20. GovCon Connect Session #3 on Teaming, led by Katie Bilek. Marc Vogtman from GovTribe will also join us, 08:30 – 09:30 am, Wilson Bridge Room, POC: Elizabeth Watson.. RSVP here.
- Fri, Apr 20. Capitol Canteen. Enjoy coffee, light breakfast, and meet other members of the veteran business community here in the DMV. 08:30 – 10:00 am, Main Co-Working Space. POC: Elizabeth Watson. RSVP here.
- Wed, Apr 25. Capitol Post 1:1’s. Want to learn more about our programs, services, and co-working space? 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Memorial Bridge Room, POC: Emily McMahan.
Our Workshops/Events around the DMV.
- Wed, Apr 25. Capitol Post Spring2Action Happy Hour sponsored by Grant Thornton. Hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Spring2ACTion is an online giving day to support local nonprofits in Alexandria community. 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Theismanns Restaurant and Bar, Alexandria, VA, RSVP here.
- Thu, May 3. May Bunker Brews at Eagle Hill Consulting (Homecoming! Welcoming back all program alumni and current Bunker Labs Launch Lab Online members), 08:00 – 10:00 am, Eagle Hill Consulting, Arlington, VA. POC: Leo Cruz. RSVP here.
- Save the Date. Thu, Jun 14. Bunker Brews, Proper 21, Washington DC. Bunker Labs leaders from around the country will be descending on DC for this Bunker Brews!
Startup School Starts Wed, June 27.
Back for our fifth cohort of Startup School.
- Our 9-week program where veterans and their spouses can test their ideas, accelerate and build their businesses with expert thought leaders, mentors, and professionals.
- This program culminates with a pitch competition and a cash prize.
- Apply here.
Workshops/Events from our Partners – April.
- Thu, Apr 19 & Thu, Apr 29. VEI Vetworking. 5:00 pm, MITRE, McLean, VA. POC: Steve Jordan.
- Thu, Apr 19. Veterans Leadership Council Monthly Networking Event, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Dog Tag Bakery, Washington DC. POC: Dan Biga.
- Thu, Apr 19. Code of Support Foundation presents, “Toast to Our Troops,” 6:00 – 9:00 pm, National Union Building, Washington DC.
- Fri, Apr 20 – Sun, Apr 22. Patriot Boot Camp presents #Vethacks, PenFed, Tysons Corner, POC: Josh Carter.
- Sat, Apr 21. IF2018: Ideas for a Better World. 9:00 – 5:00 pm, Ronald Reagan Center, Washington DC.
- Wed, Apr 25- Thu, Apr 26. Center for Innovative Technology presents SBIR/STTR Conference, Herndon, VA, POC: Robert Brooke.
Workshops/Events from our Partners – May
- Thu, May 17. Bunker Labs presents The Muster (featuring keynote Gen. Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.)), 11:30 am, Google – West Loop, Chicago, IL, RSVP here.
- Mon, May 21. 3M Diverse Supplier Networking Event, DC Innovation Center, 8:30 – 1:00 pm, POC: John Sebastian.
Spotlight on a Founder.
- Mike Grow, CEO, Oplign. Oplign is focused on aligning veteran job seekers with jobs they’re qualified for.
Support Our Members.
- The Armed Services Arts Partnership has a series of upcoming spring shows. Please check them out and RSVP.
April-versaries. These members are celebrating their one-year anniversaries with us!
- Lamar Hancock
- Cassandra Belton
- Harry Huff
- James Avery
- Vincent Martinez
- Governor Northam Announces Creation of the Virginia Founders Fund
- DCode Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software Summer 2018 Cohort Application
Ask from our Community.
- Goodworld and 1776 are hosting a celebration on Sat, May 5th. The event will help raise funds for Per Scholas (nonprofit that provides tech/computer science training to underserved communities.
- Goodworld is seeking a sponsor from our community for $500 to cover the cost of food, drinks, and some giveaway. Please contact Goodworld CEO John Gossart.
Quote of the Week.
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”– Carl Jung
Thanks for reading!