Startup Standup | Next Week at Capitol Post, Sep 10 – 17th
Back and at ‘em post Labor Day! Read on for September events and relevant updates. AND we hope to see you tonight at our third Startup Standup event!
Startup Standup Tonight.
Tonight is our third Startup Standup event at MetroStage in Alexandria. Seven companies from our Startup School Summer cohort will pitch to a panel of judges and the audience and vie for a cash prize of $3,500! In between the pitches, we’ll be infusing some performances from local veteran musicians like Dani Figueroa and John Gossart (Stone Driver). We’ve got 115 signed up for tonight, so join us! RSVP here.
But, First, Thank You’s
Veterans in Residence Tribe 2 Launch. Thank you to all those who came out for the WeWork Veterans in Residence powered by Bunker Labs launch of our second tribe Wednesday evening! It will be fun to watch this fresh group of ten companies mesh and grow together through January. Some pictures from Wednesday’s event are here. As always, thanks to WeWork’s Jada Nicomeand Rachel Gartlan who make our partnership seamless! Pictures here.
GovTribe. Thank you to Marc Vogtman, Co-Founder of GovTribe for spending last Fri morning with our members demo’ing the 2.0 version of GovTribe. Plug: all Capitol Post members have access to a GovTribe account at no cost, and we can attest that the 2.0 version is fantastic. . .more here.
PenFed. Thank you to PenFed for asking us to come and support their new Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program last Tuesday. To learn more, click here.
EVENTS / WORKSHOPS.
Our Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.
Wed, Sep 26. Startup School Cohort Seven, Week 1: Program Intro & Psychology of the Founder, Wilson Bridge Room, 08:30 – 11:30 AM, POC: Seda Goff.
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.
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 (starts promptly at 5:30 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.
Thu, Sep 13. Office Hours with Capitol Post’s Seda Goff, American University, standby for our scheduling link! Seda will be basecamped at AU on Monday and Thursday afternoons for office hours with CP members.
Thu, Sep 20. The Military Officers Association of American (MOAA) presents, Military and Veteran Networking Forum, 7:15 – 10:00 PM, National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC. Capitol Post’s Elizabeth Watson will be representing our booth!
Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – Sep.
Wed, Sep 12. General Assembly presents, UX Talent Spotlight, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, 1133 15th St NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC. Spotlight is a great way for employers to meet & screen several GA UX candidates in one setting, review their skills, portfolios, and get to know them better. POC: Shahier Rahman.
Fri, Sep 14. Center for Innovating Technology presents DOD SBIT Funding Strategy Tips Workshop (with DARPA & Navy Reps), Arlington, VA. 9:00 – 2:30 PM, RSVP here (special discounted codes for Capitol Post members).
Fri, Sep 21 – Sun, Sep 23. Techstars presents Startup Weekend Washington DC, presented by Grow with Google, WeWork 80 M Street, Washington DC, RSVP here.
Tue, Sep 25. Alexandria Small Business Development Center presents, Smarter Interviewing Skills = Better Results: A Workshop for Employers, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Alexandria, VA. RSVP here.
Partner Workshops/Events (National) – Sep.
Sun, Sep 23 – Tue, Sep 25. Military Influencer Conference, Orlando, FL.
Fri, Sep 28 – Sun, Sep 30. Patriot Boot Camp presents Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp (Applications are now closed). Denver, CO.
Support our Capitol Post Members.
Tue, Sep 11. Armed Services Arts Partnership presents, Service to Stage: A Storytelling Event, 6:30 – 9:30 PM, DC Improv, Washington DC.
Fri, Sep 21. Armed Services Arts Partnership presents, Farm Friday Happy Hour, 5:30 – 8:00 PM, The Farm at 55 M Street, Washington DC.
Welcome, New Capitol Post Members.
Richard Huh, Sondera Consulting (Army)
In The News.
Getting Down to Business in Alexandria, Navigating the ABCs, The Connection.
This veteran-owned startup is raising millions to change the condiment game — with veggies, Washington Business Journal. Sara Gilgore.
Quote of the Week.
“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Timothy Ferriss
See you tonight!