Startup Standup Winner(s), Fall Cohort Launch & DC Startup Week | This Week at Capitol Post, Sep 24-28th
Brace your thumb. Scroll through for a longer-than-normal update from us this week! Lots of great opportunities and events.
In a Nutshell.
Startup Standup Wrap Up. Thanks to all who came to support our Startup School’s pitches on Mon, Sep 10th at Metrostage. Anomaly Six’s Jeff Heinz & Brendon Huff took home the top prize and in a classy move, handed over their $3,500 check to Elizabeth Watson of Remindful in recognition of her outstanding pitch.
DC Startup Week. We are proud to partner with DC Startup Week to promote over 100 events celebrating our community of entrepreneurs in the DMV! Come check out our event on Fri, Sep 27th at Capitol Post sponsored by AEDP (more below). To register for an event(s), go to: https://dcstartupweek.org/
Capitol Post Startup School Cohort Six Launch. Standby for the announcement of our next batch of companies starting tomorrow, Sep 26th.
But, First, Thank You’s
Startup Standup Judges. A big thanks to our Startup Standup Pitch judges, Morgan Roth (SOSi), Mike Denning (Blu Venture Investors), Doug Doan (Hivers & Strivers),Marc Vogtman (GovTribe), and Justine Evirs (Bunker Labs).
Veterans Business Outreach Center & Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to partner Charles McCaffrey (VBOC) for inviting Abe Kamarck (True Made Foods) and Capitol Post to speak about starting businesses last Tuesday at Casey Jones’ Fair Winds Brewery. Pictures here and here.
EVENTS / WORKSHOPS.
Our September Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.
Wed, Sep 26. Startup School, 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 lead by Capitol Post member Erica Mohr, sponsored by the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Wilson Bridge Room, 12:30 – 2:00 PM. Follow DC Startup Week https://twitter.com/
Our October Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.
Our September Workshops/Events around the DMV.
Thu, Sep 27.WeWork Veterans in Residence powered by Bunker Labs presents, Lunch & Learn: Resolve Solutions (E. Sean Lanier), 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, WeWork Dupont Circle, POC: Seda Goff.
Our October Workshops/Events around the DMV.
Tue, Oct 16. Bunker Labs Washington D.C. presents October Bunker Brews – The Breweries that Veterans are Tapping Into, Heritage Brewing Company, 5:00-7:00 PM. RSVP here.
Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – September.
Thu, Sep 27. DC Startup Week and Cogent Law Group present, How They Built It: A Conversation with Industry Leaders, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, WeWork K Street.
Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – October
Thu, Oct 4. Streetshares New Office Open House, 7:00 PM, Streetshares, Reston, VA. RSVP here.
Thu, Oct 4. Samuel Adams Brewing & Streetshares present, Business Speed Coaching, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Streeshares, Reston, VA.
Thu, Oct 18. FH+H presents How Senior Marketers Scale the Heights through Art & Science (Happy Hour), 4:30 – 6:30 PM, McLean, 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, Denver, CO.
Partner Workshops/Events (National) – Oct.
Support our Capitol Post Members.
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Welcome New Capitol Post Members.
In The News.
Women Who Mean Business feature on Stephanie Landrum, CEO of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, and Meghan Ogilvie, CEO of Dog Tag Bakery Washington Business Journal, by Sara Gilgore.
Local Tech Leaders. The Washingtonian’s annual roundup of the top local leaders in tech. (Washingtonian). Congrats to veterans Blake Hall, CEO of id.me and General Paul Nakasone for making the list.
Best for Vets Places to Live 2019, (Military Times Reboot Camp), Congrats to Alexandria and Arlington for making the top places to live for medium cities.
Capitol Post grows veterans into vetrepreneurs, ConnectingVets.com by Elizabeth Howe.
Contests & Funding Opportunities.
Member Monday Spotlight.
New Baby Alert!
Congrats to Capitol Post member Michael Chang on the birth of his son Michael McKenna Chang on September 12th. To quote Michael, he said he, “eats a ton and farts like a Howitzer. . .everything I’ve ever wanted.” Obligatory onesie pic to follow!
Support our Partners.
Dog Tag Bakery. Applications for their Winter 2019 cohort are due next week. Learn more and apply here.
Books We Are Reading.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk (with so many kids going back to school and college, we thought we’d pass along a gem that has come up in a number of conversations. . .good for employees as well!)
See you on Friday at our DC Startup Week event!