This Week at Capitol Post (July 23-27)

Rain, Rain, and More Rain | This Week at Capitol Post, Jul 23 – 27th

A lot of great events and activities below that are not weather-dependent! 

Thank You’s

Thank you to Lauren StackBrenda DiltsDavid WilsonEric Okimoto and Robbie Snow for taking the time to listen to our Startup School’s mid-term pitches this morning

To Royal Navy Veteran Laurence Smallman and his team at Scramble for hosting a fantastic summer Bunker Brews last Wed for our entrepreneurs and families. There’s nothing like having a business conversation with a three-year old running through your legs! Check out the pictures here


Our Workshops/Events at Capitol Post. 

Wed, Jul 25. Startup School Week 5. Mid-Term Presentations, Woodrow Wilson Bridge Room, 08:30 – 11:30 AM (cohort only). POC: Seda Goff.  

Wed, Aug 1. Startup School Week 6. Sales, Woodrow Wilson Bridge Room, 08:30 – 11:30 AM (cohort only). POC: Seda Goff.   

Thu, Aug 2. Capitol Post Group 1:1’s. Learn more about Capitol Post’s programs, services, and co-working space 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Memorial Bridge Room, POC: Emily McMahan

Thu, Aug 9. Mentor Roundtable (by invitation), 08:30 – 11:30 AM, Woodrow Wilson Bridge Room.

Our Workshops/Events around the DMV. 

Thu, Jul 26. MillerCoors presents Business and Beers – Marines, Truman Crawford Hall, 1:00 – 4:00 PM Washington DC. Featuring our panelist Rebecca Del Palazzo. Stop by our booth and say “hello!”  

Sun, Jul 29.  Managing Director Seda Goff will moderate a panel at the Veterans in Global Leadership’s 4th Leadership Summit, 10:00 AM, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.  

Thu, Aug 2. Bunker Labs DC presents Bunker BrewsSlicing 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, 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Washington, DC.  RSVP here.

Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – July. 

Thu, Jul 26. Vets in Tech presents DC Social Hour5:30 – 8:30 PM, Mussel Bar & Grille, Arlington, Virginia. 

Thu, Jul 26. Veterans in Global Leadership 2018 Summit Reception6:00 – 8:00 PM, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, POC: Justin Browder.

Thu, Jul 26 – Fri, Jul 27. 3rd Annual Blockchain ConferenceGeorge 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. 

Thu, Jul 26. The Yard: Eastern Market presents First Annual Rooftop Shindig6:00 PM, The Yard: Eastern Market, Washington, DC. 

Fri, Jul 27 – Sat, Jul 28. DC Ebay StartUp Cup: Extreme Build a Business WeekendR.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, Washington, DC. 

Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – Aug. 

Wed, Aug 1. PenFed Foundation Raffle for Two Tickets to play at the Military Golf Classic2 pm. Buy tickets here.

Thu, Aug 9Veterans Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative Networking Reception, The Washington Center, 1333 16th Street NW6:00 – 8:00 PM, Washington, DC. 

Fri, Aug 17 – Sat, Aug 18. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office presents Invention Con 2018, USPTO Campus, Alexandria, Virginia. 

Workshops/Events/Accelerators (Regional/National) 

AlphaLab Gear Manufacturing Program. Open to startup that has paying customers, a working prototype, and is looking to manufacture at scale is eligible to apply. The program includes $25k funding, mentorship, and connections to manufacturers and customers.  Email for more info. 

1776 Startup Accelerator. Focusing on startups in the regulated marketspace and providing space, resources, and a network of investors. Click here for more info. 

Peachtech Accelerator Startups are selected based on their ability to produce innovative technologies that manage, mitigate, predict, or prevent conflict and promote sustainable peace.


Member Shout-Outs 

Assault Forward. Congrats to Shah Chowdhury from Assault Forward who was recently interviewed on Connecting Vets. His session starts around minute 26 and ends at minute 50. Check it out here.

Oplign. Congrats to Mike Grow and his team at Oplign for launching their product. They hit the road next month! 

Operation Code. Congrats to Sean McBride for heading up the new local chapter of Operation Code

Member Events 

Thu, Jul 26. Hill Vets July Networking Social, The Porter Group townhouse – 11 D St. SE, Washington, DC 20003. RSVP here.

Fri, Jul 27. Armed Services Arts Partnership presents Comedy Show at The Torpedo Factory7:30 PM, Alexandria, Virginia. RSVP here.

Welcome New Members. 

Joshua Holley, Executive Vice President at Hunt A Killer

In the News 

Meet the D.C. woman backing veteran business through baked goods (Meg Ogilvie, Dog Tag), Washington Business Journal.   

Grants, Fellowships, Contests & Opportunities

Tue, Jul 31.  Beacon Grant Program. $50,000 to Ecosystem Builder Organizations that design innovative and inclusive approaches to supporting women entrepreneurs in Washington, DC. Deadline: Tue, Jul 31. 

Fri, Aug 24Cooley Capital Call October 18th. Template to apply here. Submit to Sabrina Morales

Fri, Aug 24Spiggle Law Firm Deserving Parent Award Spa Day. Submit nominations here.

Sun, Aug 26.  Apply to be a TED Fellow Deadline: Sun, Aug 26

Fri, Aug 31. The 4th Annual Timmy Awards DC. Categories. Best Tech Startup. Best Work Culture. Best Manager. Best Workplace Diversity. Nominate a company here. Deadline: Fri, Aug 31.


Attention Members join our Capitol Post Members Only closed Facebook Group. Wear your members only jacket! This past week, we got some great feedback on local, star accountants. 

The Commonwealth of Virginia is hiring for a Veteran Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Coordinator. Perk: this position can telework from Northern Virginia! To apply, go to:

Quote of the Week. 

“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin 

Have a great rest of your week and see you next Thursday night at our Bunker Brews! RSVP here.


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