This Week at Capitol Post, May 29 – Jun 1st
First Off, Our Thank You’s!
- The Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment’s representatives from around Virginia who came to Capitol Post last week to share best practices and lessons learned.
- The Warrior Scholar Project for conducting their offsite training all last week at Capitol Post. Check out some pictures from their week
- The USAA Corporate Development team for stopping by Capitol Post to learn more about our companies.
- WeWork’s new Veterans in Residence Director Todd Bowers who hosted a lunch and learn at the Dupont Circle location this past Thursday. A photo of our crew is here. More on the current Tribe below.
- A BIG thanks to Francis Hoang, Partner at FH+H and Chief Strategy Office for MAG, and leader in the veteran entrepreneur community for making a contribution to the Bunker Labs DC chapter at Capitol Post! France has been a huge supporter over the years and continues to pay it forward to veteran entrepreneurs throughout the DMV. Thank you, France!
Our Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.
- Wed, June 6. 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.
- Weekend of June 22 – 24th. Startup Weekend Heroes Edition (veterans, active duty, firefighters, first responders).
Our Workshops/Events around the DMV.
- Thu, Jun 14. Bunker Brews sponsored by Flatiron School. This month, we’re co-hosting a very special Bunker Brews to welcome the Bunker Labs leaders from around the country in town (80+!) plus the DC Veterans Leadership Council, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Provision No. 14, POC: Emily McMahan, RSVP here.
Apply to Startup School – Deadline Approaching.
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.
- Tonight, Wed, May 30. Techstars Community Summer Networking Happy Hour, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Lost Society DC.
- 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
Workshops/Events from Partners (Local) – June.
- Tue, Jun 5. Comcast Business’s ABC Shark Tank Casting 9-11:00 AM, Studio Xfinity DC.
- Wed, Jun 6. Govmates Patriot Institute of Procurement Event, 8:00 – 4:00 PM, GDIT, Springfield, Va.
- Thu, Jun 7. Investing in Social Impact: Panel Discussion + Demo Night, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Alley, Washington DC.
- Fri, Jun 8. The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership & Visit Alexandria welcome the local Fox 5 DC Zip Trip for their morning show. 6:00 – 11:00 AM, Potomac Yard Park Alexandria. In addition to the live broadcast, there will also be food, fitness classes, and booths featuring local businesses and non-profits. RSVP
- Mon, Jun 11 – Thu, Jun 14. Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium, Williamsburg, VA.
- Thu, Jun 14 & Fri, Jun 15. 2018 Virginia Women Veterans Summit, 9:00 – 3:00 pm, Hilton Mark Center, Alexandria.
- Fri, Jun 15. Deadline to apply for the VABeachBio Innovation Challenge (focus on improving Veterans’ Health). Learn more and apply
- Mon, Jun 25. The Alexandria SBDC and Visit Alexandria presents Alexandria Experiential Retail Summit, 8:30 – 11:00 AM, The Lyceum.
- Tue, Jun 26. VSGI Cyber Ready Conference, 8:00 – 4:30 PM, George Mason University Manassas Campus.
Welcome New Members.
Spotlight on the Veterans in Residence Program Tribe powered by Bunker Labs.
|Mike Canty||ARC||U.S. Army|
|Matt Lembright||Enabld Security||U.S. Army|
|Cory Titus||Tailored Financials||U.S. Army|
|Lily Dagdag||Syt Biz||Spouse|
|Renette Dallas||True Pop||U.S. Air Force|
|Anda Greeney||Al Mokha||U.S. Air Force|
|Justin Snair||SGNL Health Security Solutions||U.S. Marine Corps|
|Keith Streicher||U.S. Army|
|Robert Davis||HillVets||U.S. Navy|
Bunker Labs Launch Lab Online Starts Mon, June 11th. To learn more and apply online, click here.
Local Resources and Programs.
- Check out: Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Otherswritten by Angie Morgan (Spouse) and Courtney Lynch (U.S. Marine Corps)
- Startup Virginia
- 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.
- 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 / Congrats
- Congratulations to SOSi International for acquiring STG Group Holdings. Read more
- Congratulations to Capitol Post Member the Armed Services Arts Partnership for earning two major grant awards recently from the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the NEX Group!
- Congratulations to Sonoma Cellars’s Rick Myllenbeck for retiring from the U.S. Navy after 42 years of service this month.
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 some fantastic film work for Capitol Post. He is looking to add someone to assist with business development at Automatic Sports. Contact Luke David.
- ARMR Systems is looking for talented individuals to join our team in the Design and Engineering fields. ARMR Systems is a MassChallenge 2015 Finalist company and past Fellow of the Halcyon Social Impact Incubator with facilities in both the Boston and Baltimore Area. Looking for Graphic Design Intern, R&D Design Engineer Intern, and Industrial Design Intern, for the upcoming term of June 18th-mid August 2018. Contact John DeVita
Quote of the Week.
“It’s not always the people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest.” – Carol Dweck.
We’ll all be cheering for the Caps tonight starting at 8PM! Don’t we wish we all worked for the Capitals after reading this article?