This Week at Capitol Post, May 14 – 18th
First Off, Thank Yous!
- Thanks to Eagle Hill Consulting for hosting a fantastic Bunker Brews at their headquarters in Arlington. And, thank you to Dog Tag Bakery for the amazing spread of coffee and breakfast. It was awesome to welcome back our alumni from previous cohorts and welcome the current DC Bunker Launch Lab Online cohort, as well. Check out some pics here.
Our Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.
- Tomorrow, Wed, May 16. We are excited to welcome the current class of Dog Tag Bakery Fellows Session , 9:00 – 11:30 am. Alexandria Room.
- Tomorrow, Wed, May 16. 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.
- Fri, May 18. GovCon Connect focusing on OTA Agreements, Wilson Bridge Room, 08:30 – 09:30 AM. POC: Elizabeth Watson.
- Fri, May 18. Caffeine Canteen sponsored by Bagel Uprising, Co-Working Space, 09:30 – 10:00 am. POC: Elizabeth Watson.
- Wed, May 23. 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
- Tonight, Tue, May 15. BMNT Partners & Capitol Post / Bunker Labs DC present Defense Entrepreneurs Forum May Event (Featuring ARC Co-Founder Mike Canty) 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Level Office Coworking. (SOLD OUT).
- Thu, May 24. Veterans in Residence powered by Bunker Labs Tribe #1 Lunch, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, WeWork Dupont Circle Room 10 H, POC: Rachel Gartlan
- Thu, Jun 14. Bunker Brews National Leadership Summit sponsored by Flatiron School (Meet Bunker Labs leaders from around the country in town for the Bunker Labs semi-annual leadership retreat), , 6:00 – 8:00 PM Provision No. 14, POC: Emily McMahan, RSVP here.
Startup School Starts Wed, June 27.
Our fifth cohort of Startup School starts on Wed, Jun 27th. Apply by midnight, Tue, Jun 12th.
- 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 (Local) – May
- Thu, May 17. FH+H presents Corporate Compliance (OCI and FCPA), 12:00 – 1:00 PM, The Forge at FH+H, McLean, Va, POC: Victoria Moses.
- Thu, May 17. Tedx Tysons Salon presents New Target, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Vinson Hall, McLean, VA.
- Sat, May 19. Vetoga presents Beer + Yoga (fundraiser includes 60 minutes yoga class + 1 beer), 11:00 – 3:00 pm, Port City Brewing, Alexandria, VA. POC: Justin Blazejewski
- Mon, May 21. 3M Diverse Supplier Networking Event, DC Innovation Center, 8:30 – 1:00 pm, POC: John Sebastian.
- Thu, May 24. What Are Buyers Looking For When Acquiring Government Contractors? 12:00 – 1:00 PM, The Forge at FH+H, McLean, Va, POC: Victoria Moses.
- May 21 – May 25. FH+H presents Free Coworking Week for Lawyers, Chisel, Tysons, Va, POC: Victoria Moses.
- Thu, May 31. Serving Together NCR Launch, 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery
- Weekend of June 22 – 24th. Startup Weekend Heroes Edition (veterans, active duty, firefighters, first responders). More details to follow!
Workshops/Events from our Partners (Around US) – May
- Wed, May 16. Bunker Labs Tennessee presents The Muster, Nashville, TN.
- Thu, May 17. Bunker Labs Chicago presents The Muster (featuring keynote Gen. Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.)), 11:30 am, Google – West Loop, Chicago, IL, RSVP here. (we are heading to Chicago to support!)
Companies in the News.
- Celebrating three local veteran entrepreneurs, Great Day Washington. A fantastic feature on Halcyon Reflection’s Tina Claflin and True Made Food’s Abe Kamarack and their support from Capitol Post and Bunker Labs DC.
- Military Home Life Talk Radio: Interview with National Military Spouse Network’s Sue Hoppin.
Spotlight on a Local Founder.
- Cory Titus, Founder of Tailored Financials, did a Facebook Live Interview with Got Ur6 TV recently. Check out the interview
Great Local Resources, Programs, News and Notes.
- The Vinetta Project Venture Challenge DC ($20k Cash Prize), (Open to female founders with tech or tech-enabled businesses (startup must have at least 1 active female founder to be eligible), Applications close Sun, May 20th. Apply here, POC: Kelly O’Malley
- Patriot Boot Camp accepting applications for their Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp from Thu, Sep 28 – Sun, Sep 30th in Denver, CO. Apply here.
- SEST-701 – Hacking for Defense Solving National Security Issues with the Lean Launchpad
- These Schools Graduate The Most Funded Startup CEOs (thanks to Shawn Olds for sharing)
Quote of the Week.
“A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied 10 minutes later.” – General George Patton
See you at the DEF Event tonight for those who nabbed a ticket!
We have a bunch of new members who have joined us in recent weeks. We’ll share more on them and their companies next week!