Summer Summer Time | This Week at Capitol Post, Aug 13 – 17th
We are down to the last few weeks of summer! Before the post-Labor Day pace (and traffic) picks up, we want to share a few important dates and events to get on your calendar below! Join us below. . .
But, First, Thank You’s
Thank you to our fantastic mentors Carrie Brady (Google Cloud), Shawn Olds (Campaign Partners), and Craig Buerstatte (U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship) who shared their time with us and eight other veteran-owned companies at Capitol Post last Thursday for a roundtable. Some photos from the morning are posted here. A big thanks to Shawn Olds for leading the charge on this great session!
Thank you to the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for asking our community manager Elizabeth Watson to speak about How to Link Small Businesses with Incubator Services last Thursday evening.
EVENTS / WORKSHOPS.
Our Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.
Wed, Aug 23. Startup School Final Pitch Rehearsals, Wilson Bridge Room sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, 08:30 – 11:30 AM.
Fri, Sep 28. DC Startup Week presents Flourishing as a Founder – How the Science of Happiness Applies to Entrepreneurs, Wilson Bridge Room, 12:30 – 2:00 PM. Standby for RSVP site.
Our Workshops/Events around the DMV.
Mon, Sep 10. Capitol Post presents Startup Standup ($3,500 prize awarded to the pitch winner of Startup School). MetroStage, Alexandria, VA, 5:00 – 7:30 PM. Pitches from the members of our Startup School Cohort 5 infused with music performance by veteran artists in between. Bunker Labs DC’s September Bunker Brews will meet before and after the event. RSVP here.
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.
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
Partner Workshops/Events (National) – Sep.
Fri, Sep 28 – Sun, Sep 30. Patriot Boot Camp presents Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, Denver, CO. Apply here.
Call for Startup School!
Veterans in Residence Powered by Bunker Labs
Last week, we mistakenly omitted Deniz Emre from our list (insert Marine joke here). Bunker Labs DC is excited to announce the second tribe of the Veterans in Residence program that kicked off Thu, Aug 2 at the WeWork Dupont Circle. Lead by Bunker Labs DC City Leader Seda Goff and WeWork’s Rachel Gartlan, the following veterans / military spouses will work at no cost for six months at the WeWork Dupont Circle location. Please help us welcome:
|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|
|Deniz Emre||U.S. Marine Corps|
|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
Wed, Aug 22. The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents DC Comedy Bootcamp Grad Show, 7:30 PM, DC Improv. If Capitol Post brings ten or more people, the tickets are half off ($10 instead of $20). Email Elizabeth Watson if you are interested.
Deadline, Sat, Aug 25. 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. Voting takes less than 15 seconds. Vote here.
Eugene Bounds, CEO of Bounds Associates, Check out his interview on our blog here. (quick excerpt: What is the book that has greatly influenced your life? First, Break All The Rules—What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently)
In The News.
True Made Foods. This veteran-owned startup is raising millions to change the condiment game — with veggies – Washington Business Journal (Sara Gilgore)
True Made Foods. $1 Off Print-at-home coupon: https://www.
Grants, Fellowships, Contests & Opportunities
Sun, Aug 26.Apply to be a TED Fellow Deadline: Sun, Aug 26.
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.
Operation Gratitude is looking for an awesome event campaign manager with comms, social media and event spin for a three-month contract. Contact Samantha O’Neill for more info.
Quote of the Week.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa
Have a great night!