This Week at Capitol Post, May 21 – 25th
First Off, Our Thank You’s!
- The U.S. Army’s Soldier for Life Program for visiting with Capitol Post and Bunker Labs DC this morning.
- Dog Tag Bakery for stopping by Capitol Post last week! We had a great morning talking with their fellows and sharing some insights on entrepreneurship and good connections in the DMV. Some photos of the morning
- The Defense Entrepreneurs Program & BMNT for partnering together last Tuesday evening.
- Bunker Labs for hosting a fantastic Muster at Google in Chicago last Thursday. Check out some pictures from the day here.
- Tim Greeff for helping us better understand OTAs at our monthly GovCon Connect Session this past Friday
- Thanks to the DoD Office of Economic Adjustment for hosting a roundtable at Capitol Post this past Monday to bring together Old Dominion University, Capitol Post, Genedge, and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.
- Thank you to Jesse O’Connell from the Lumina Foundation for contributing to Capitol Post
Our Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.
- Tomorrow, Wed, May 23. Capitol Post 1:1’s. Learn more about our programs, services, and co-working space 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Memorial Bridge Room, POC: Emily McMahan.
- Fri, May 25. Office Hours with Anna Urman, Director of the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program (VTAP), 09:00 – 3:00 pm, POC: Elizabeth Watson. Book a session
- Weekend of June 22 – 24th. Startup Weekend Heroes Edition (veterans, active duty, firefighters, first responders).
Our Workshops/Events around the DMV.
- 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.
Apply to Startup School.
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.
- More info
- Apply here.
Workshops/Events from Partners (Local) – May.
- Wed, May 23 – Thu, May 24. GI Film Festival. Washington DC.
- 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. Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs. 11:30 – 3:00 PM, WeWork Manhattan Laundry, DC.
- Thu, May 31. Serving Together NCR Launch, 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery
Spotlight on a Local Veteran Founder.
- Shahriar Chowdhury, Co-Founder of Assault Forward, American Made Accessories for Veterans, First Responders, and Patriotic Americans.
Welcome New Members.
- Christopher Canarelli
- Karina Railey
Local Resources and Programs.
- Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses POC: Kyle McKuhen.
- PeaceTech Accelerator (Using cloud technology to scale social impact ventures promoting sustainability around the world (next program starts June 4th)) POC: Dimitra Hatzudis.
- 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. POC: Josh Carter.
- SEST-701 – Hacking for Defense Solving National Security Issues with the Lean Launchpad
In the Press.
- Tysons startup to help charities tackle their biggest problem: Finding more donors (WBJ)
- Dog Tag Bakery Brownie Launches at Starbucks!
- Alexandria to Get TechGarden-Run Coworking Space This Fall (Veterans Brad Halsey and Albert Vega) )(DC Inno)
Jobs in the DMV.
- The Philanthropy Roundtable is searching for a new director to lead their veteran services program. Contact: Suzi Marchena
- Luke David has done a ton of film work for Capitol Post. He is looking to add someone to assist with business development at Automatic Sports. Contact Luke David.
Quote of the Week.
“Everything has been said before. But, since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.”
— Andre Gide, Le Traite du Narcisse
Thanks to all of our sponsors and partners!
Have a great rest of your week. . .