Startup School Class Launches, ViR on CNN | This Week at Capitol Post, Jul 9 – 13th
We’re back from a two-week break to share a lot of great news and updates below. Enjoy!
But, First, Thank You’s!
To all who came out for our Website Launch picnic at Capitol Post last month. The weather forced us to bring our Mission BBQ inside, but we still had a great time. Thanks to all who have shared their thoughts on our new site. Some pics from the BBQ are posted here.
To Chamber of Commerce Director of the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Craig Buerstatte for visiting Capitol Post last week.
To the Points of Light Civic Accelerator Veterans Solution Lab. Thank you to Megan Christianson and her team for asking us to be mentors!
To Elliot Tommingo from the DC Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs for visiting Capitol Post this week.
To the Del Ray Business Association for featuring Capitol Post at its Summer First Thursdays last week.
Startup School Launches
And we’re off! Please help us welcome the latest cohort of Startup School that launched on Jun 27th.
|Brendan Huff||Datalus||U.S. Army|
|Elizabeth Watson||Remindful App|
|Jeff Heinz||Anomoly Six||U.S. Army|
|Keri Maloney||Well Veteran||U.S. Army|
|Michael Chang||Sift Inc.||U.S. Army|
|Nassir Sheikh||Fresh Food Ideas||U.S. Marine Corps|
|Rod Rodriguez||Clear Commo||U.S. Army|
|Ryan Haerer||Sun Fish Farm||U.S. Army|
|Will Fagg||Tiny Brick Oven||U.S. Navy|
Startup School, 08:30 – 11:30 AM, Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Capitol Post.
Wed, Jul 11. Startup School Week 3: Your Customers, 08:30 – 11:30 AM
Tue, Jul 18. Startup School Week 4: Go to Market, 08:30 – 11:30 AM
Wed, Jul 25. Startup School Week 5. Mid-Term Presentations, 08:30 – 11:30 AM
Our Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.
Tue, Jul 17. Founders Forum: Marketing vs. PR, 09:00 – 11:00 AM, Memorial Bridge Room.
Thu, Aug 9. Mentor Roundtable (by invitation), 08:30 – 11:30 AM, Woodrow Wilson Bridge Room.
Our Workshops/Events around the DMV.
Tue, Jul 10. WeWork Veterans in Residence powered by Bunker Labs presents Celebrating Cohort 1 of DC’s ViR. 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Washington DC. Pictures posted here. Thank you to Campaign Partners for sponsoring the lunch and taking our cohort through a demo of your platform!
Thu, Aug 2. Bunker Labs DC presents Bunker Brews: Slicing the Pie with Mike Moyer; the use of a dynamic equity split vs. a fixed equity split when exploring partnerships in an early stage startup, WeWork Dupont Circle, Washington, DC. Stay tuned for RSVP page.
Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – July.
Thu, Jul 26 – Fri, Jul 27. 3rd Annual Blockchain Conference, George Washington University – Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, Washington, DC, use promo code: COWORK40.
Thu, Jul 26. FH+H presents, Unlocking Marketing Strategy to Optimize Recruitment, The Forge at FH+H, Tysons, Virginia.
Fri, Jul 27 – Sat, Jul 28. DC Ebay StartUp Cup: Extreme Build a Business Weekend, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, Washington, DC.
Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – Aug.
Fri, Aug 17 – Sat, Aug 18. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office presents Invention Con 2018, USPTO Campus, Alexandria, Virginia.
Welcome Capitol Post Summer Associates!
CPT James Henderson (U.S. Army), currently stationed at USAREUR and attending the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business this fall
Charlie Bollinger (Woodstock, Vermont) rising sophomore at American University.
Welcome new Bunker Labs DC City Leader
We are excited to welcome Dan Biga to the Bunker Labs DC team as a City Leader. Welcome, Dan!
Member Spotlight On.
Welcome To Our New Members.
Happy Capitol Post Anniversary To
Ozzie Angrish (2017)
Congrats & Support Our Members.
True Made Foods is now being sold in Walmart! Check it out here.
HillVets. Apply here to be a HillVets Fellow.
ARC. Congrats to Mike Canty and his team at ARC for being awarded a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Grant (SBIR) to further research and Internet of Things (IoT) system for small arms detection and response.
Armed Services Arts Partnership Show. Fri, Jul 27. Comedy Show at The Torpedo Factory, 7:30 PM, Alexandria, VA.
Congrats & In the News
Distinguished Service Awards (Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce) (too many of our partners/businesses to mention – check them out here!)
Rakkasan Tea Company to aid Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund conservation efforts in Rwanda, Rakkasan Tea Company
Quote of the Week.
“It’s better to have people be happy using someone else’s product than disgruntled using yours.” – Jason Fried, Rework
Local Capitol Post Restaurants We Are Loving.
Books We Are Reading (July)
Executive Director of Capitol Post
Work. Co-Working & Meeting Space: Come work with 33 other military-veteran led companies at Capitol Post in North Old Town Alexandria, Virginia (Capitol Post membership) or WeWork’s Veterans in Residence Program powered by Bunker Labs (no cost to accepted applicants; reciprocity at Capitol Post)
Capitol Post Membership Options:
Virtual ($50/month). Business address and mailbox, 5 hours of conference room use, business subscriptions, plus our Founders Membership
Flexible Day Passes. 5/10/15 Day Packages for more flexible schedules and needs
Learn more and sign up here under “choose your membership” on the main page.