This Week at Capitol Post (September 10-14)

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

Startup School Cohort 6. To apply, go to Please note: our cohort six launch is Wed, Sep 26th vs. Wed, Sep 19. POC: Seda Goff.

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

WBJ. Thank you to Sara Gilgore from the Washington Business Journal for writing some fantastic articles about our members and Capitol Post this summer!

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.

Interns. Thank you to our American University interns Charlie Bollinger and Ethan Royce for spending their summer with us hustling and adding capacity at Capitol Post! 


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 28DC 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 Forum7:15 – 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. 

Tue, Sep 11 or Wed, Sep 12. MD5 presents, Think Wrong Seminar1:00 – 4:30 PM, 1776, Crystal City, VA. RSVP here

Tue, Sep 11. Center for Innovative Technology presents, SBIR Tips from NIH and NCI9:00 – 12;30 PM, Miles & Stockbridge, McLean, VA. RSVP here (cost). 

Wed, Sep 12. General Assembly presents, UX Talent Spotlight4:00 – 6:00 PM1133 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.

Thu, Sep 13.Federal Construction Contracting Summit8:00 – 12:00 PM, Fairfax, VA. RSVP here (cost). 

Thu, Sep 13. Dcode presents Tech & Tequila with Dcode and Nextgov5:30 – 7:30 PM2055 L St NW, Washington, D.C. RSVP here

Fri, Sep 14. Center for Innovating Technology presents DOD SBIT Funding Strategy Tips Workshop (with DARPA & Navy Reps), Arlington, VA. 9:00 – 2:30 PMRSVP here (special discounted codes for Capitol Post members).

Wed, Sep 19. WDCEP presents Entrée DC8:00 AM, DC Convention Center, RSVP here

Fri, Sep 21 – Sun, Sep 23. Techstars presents Startup Weekend Washington DC, presented by Grow with Google, WeWork 80 M Street, Washington DCRSVP here.

Tue, Sep 25. Alexandria Small Business Development Center presents, Smarter Interviewing Skills = Better Results: A Workshop for Employers9:00 – 11:00 AM, Alexandria, VA. RSVP here

Tue, Sep 25. Veterans Curations Program Graduation, 10:00 AM816 N St Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314RSVP here

Thu, Sep 27GovTribe presents, How to Talk to Contracting Officers1:00 PM, webinar, POC: Marc Vogtman.

Partner Workshops/Events (National) – Sep. 

Thu, Sep 20. Bunker Labs presents Muster RDU, Metlife, Cary, NC. RSVP here

Sun, Sep 23 – Tue, Sep 25Military Influencer Conference, Orlando, FL. 

Thu, Sep 27. Bunker Labs presents, Muster Philadelphia, Hussian College, Philadelphia, PA. RSVP here

Fri, Sep 28 – Sun, Sep 30Patriot 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 Event6:30 – 9:30 PM, DC Improv, Washington DC.  

Fri, Sep 21. Armed Services Arts Partnership presents, Farm Friday Happy Hour5:30 – 8:00 PM, The Farm at 55 M Street, Washington DC. 

Wed, Sep 26. HillVets presents HillVets Rooftop Autumn Soiree6:00 – 8:30 PM, Rooftop Overlook, Washington DC. RSVP here.

Welcome, New Capitol Post Members. 

William (Matt) Brewster (Marines) & Brendan O’Donnell (Marines), Strategic Ventures Consulting Group 

Richard Huh, Sondera Consulting (Army) 

Dan FlynnBinbox (Coast Guard) 

Erin GaianDisabled Veterans National Foundation

In The News. 

Military Times Best Places to Live 2019, (Alexandria #1 & Arlington #2 Medium Cities), Military Times, Reboot Camp. Stephen Philiposian. 

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!



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