This Week at Capitol Post (August 6-10)

ViR Tribe # 2 Launches & Mentor Roundtable | This Week at Capitol Post, Aug 6 – 10th

Thank You’s

Thanks to all who came to our Bunker Brews this past Thursday to listen to Mike Moyer’s Slicing Pie presentation on equity splits for early-stage, bootstrapped startups. Pictures from the evening are here!

We are also excited to announce the launch of the second Veterans in Residence powered by Bunker Labs tribe this past Thursday! More on the second “tribe” below. . .  

Thank you to Kelly Grant, COO of the fantastic local co-working space ALX Community. ALX Community and Capitol Post are working out some reciprocity perks for our members. Standby! 

Thank you to Bunker Labs’s Nick Bradfield for coming up from Raleigh in support of our Bunker Brews and ViR launch last week. We were sad he had to head back south! 


Our Workshops/Events at Capitol Post. 

Wed, Aug 8.Startup School Week 7. Financials, Woodrow Wilson Bridge Room, 08:30 – 11:30 AM (cohort only). POC: Seda Goff. 

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

Wed, Aug 15. Startup School Week 8. Financials Mentor Madness, 08:30 – 11:30 AM, Woodrow Wilson Bridge Room.

Thu, Aug 16Capitol 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. 

Our Workshops/Events around the DMV. 

Thu, Aug 9. Capitol Post Community Manager Elizabeth Watson will be speaking on a panel about How to Link Small Businesses with Incubator Services, Anacostia Arts Center, 5:30- 7:00 PM, 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. 

Sat, Aug 22. Defense Entrepreneurs Forum DC presents Drink and Think with Dcode, Washington DC. POC: Jen Sovada.

Thu, Aug 23. FH+H presents Best Practices in Buy-Side M&A: Lessons for Small- and Medium-Sized Business, The Forge at FH+H, Tysons, VA

Sat, Aug 25. Final Salute presents Next Uniform, Durant Recreation Center, Alexandria. POC: Sarah Komm.

Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – Sep. 

We are excited to be planning a lunch and learn for DC Startup Week at Capitol Post! Stay tuned for more info. . . 

Partner Workshops/Events (National) – Sep.

Fri, Sep 28 – Sun, Sep 30. Patriot Boot Camp presents Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, Denver, CO. Apply here.

Startup School. 

This past Monday, we announced the members of our current Startup School cohort. Missed the email? Check them out here on our blog.

Interested in applying for our next cohort starting in September? Learn more and apply here.  

Veterans in Residence Powered by Bunker Labs

Bunker Labs DC is excited to announce the second tribe of the Veterans in Residence program that kicked off last Thursday! Bunker Labs DC City Leader Seda Goff and WeWork’s Rachel Gartlan managed the process of reviewing and selecting the applicants from a mountain of talented veteran and spouse entrepreneur candidates here in DC. The following ten veterans / military spouses will work at no cost for six months at the WeWork Dupont Circle location. Please help us welcome: 

Name Service 
E. Sean Lanier U.S. Army
Jayson Browder U.S. Air Force
Joe Donnelly U.S. Marine Corps
Joe Himpelmann U.S. Army
Justin Mullins U.S. Army 
Ken Allgood U.S. Air Force
Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer Military Spouse (U.S. Army) 
Pete Scott U.S. Army 
Shahriar Chowdhury U.S. Army 
Tina Claflin U.S. Coast Guard 

Support Our Members 

Ms. Jo’s Petite Sweets and True Made Foods are both finalists in the StreetShares Veteran Small Business Award. Voting Deadline: Sat, Aug 25th. Let’s help Erinn and Abe get to the top of the ballots. Vote here.

Grants, Fellowships, Contests & Opportunities

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

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

Sun, Aug 26Apply 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

Fri, Aug 31. Purdue University is looking for feedback on knowledge gaps that business owners and founders face in the early stages of starting. To share your perspective, please click here

Thu, Sep 20. Apply to be one of the five companies to pitch at the Muster Raleigh-Durham (RDU) on Thu, Sep 20th. A chance to win $5k. POC: Nick Bradfield.

In the News. 

Veteran EdTech Executive Joins Fast-Growing Higher Ed Startup (featuring Vemo Education CEO Tonio DeSorrento (U.S. Marine Corps)  

WeWork Labs looks to offer startup resources beyond coworking (featuring Binbox Founder Dan Flynn (U.S. Coast Guard) 

President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden Biden Dropped By Dog Tag Bakery last week (You Tube) – congrats to CEO Meg Ogilvie and her team!  

Quote of the Week. 

Thomas Jefferson’s Ten Rules of Life

Some Humor. 

How the Fleece Vest Became the New Corporate Uniform (thank you Becca Keaty


Emily McMahan
Executive Director of Capitol Post

Address 625 N. Washington St. Suite 425 | Alexandria, VA 22314 

Phone (703) 652-5377 

Who We Are.Capitol Post is a 501(c)(3) that teaches military veterans and their spouses how to think and act like entrepreneurs. Whether veterans and their spouses are starting a business or discovering their ideal career post-service, we provide coaching, business acceleration programs, networking opportunities, and office space for veterans to explore and de-risk the pursuit of their business or career objectives here in the DMV.

Capitol Post also supports the local DC chapter of Bunker Labs – a national not-for-profit organization that empowers the veteran community to become leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Our Why. Our goal is for every Washington-DC area-based veteran to feel fulfilled and proud of their post-military path

Come Work With Us! Work out of Capitol Post – the perfect environment and space to work, connect and learn with a like-minded community of veterans in business. Work with 33 othermilitary-veteran led companies at Capitol Post in North Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. 

Membership Options

Coworking ($300/month). 24/7 access to our awesome coworking space and conference rooms in North Old Town Alexandria, business subscriptions (like GovTribe), plus our Founders Membership

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.

Support. Get involved and give back. 

Donate to Capitol Post. 

Sponsor Capitol Post.

Become a Friend of Capitol Post ($100/year): Name recognition, 10% off our swag, and a free day pass to our coworking space in North Old Town, Alexandria

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