This Week at Capitol Post (November 5-9)

Veterans Week 2018 in the DMV| This Week at Capitol Post, Nov 5 – 11th 

We hope to see you this week at a number of events in honor of Veterans Day this Sunday. Of note, this week is our Free Week of Coworking at Capitol Post, Thursday is the WeWork Veterans in Residence Powered by Bunker Labs Opportunity Fair, and Friday night is our third-annual Veterans Day Eve (Eve) event. Read on! 

But First, Thank Yous.  

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to the Chamber for recognizing Capitol Post this Thu, Nov 8th for its work with veteran-owned companies at their annualSalute to Veterans. Capitol Post member Greg Gadson (Patriot Strategies) will be the keynote for the event. More info here.

Katabat. We are excited to announce that Katabat will be a sponsor for the Muster DC presented by Capitol Post on Tue, Feb 19. CEO Ray Peloso and his team (includingKelly Dickerson) are excited to join us as a partner sponsoring our Muster DC Startup Up Gallery.  Katabat has always been a huge supporter of veterans and entrepreneurship and we look forward to partnering with Peloso and his team again in 2019! 


Capitol Post Nov Workshops/Events 

Mon, Nov 5 – Fri, Nov 9. Free Co-Working Week at Capitol Post in honor of Veterans Week. Work one day with us or all five on the house. To sign up, click here

Wed, Nov 7. Startup School Week 7, Financials, Wilson Bride Room, POC: Seda Goff

Wed, Nov 7. Capitol Post and the Military Officers Association of America present Entrepreneurship 101: The Essentials of Starting Your Own Business taught by Seda Goff, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. RSVP here

Thu, Nov 8. Capitol Post DC 1:1’s with Seda Goff, American University, RSVP here

Tue, Nov 13. Capitol Post Welcome Meeting & Roundtable. Learn About Our Programs & Services, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Wilson Bridge Room, RSVP here

Sat, Nov 17. ASAP presents Poetry of Memory Workshop with Victoria Kelly, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Wilson Bridge Room, RSVP here

DMV: Workshops/Events November

Tue, Nov 6. FounderTrac presents Demo Day, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Annapolis, MD, RSVP here

Wed, Nov 7. 1 Million Cups Fairfax featuring Rod Rodriguez (Clear Commo) & Elizabeth Watson (Capitol Post). 08:30 – 10:00 AM, Tysons, VA. 

Wed, Nov 7. 1 Million Cups DC featuring Marcelle Yeager (Serving Talent), 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM, 1776 DC. 

Thu, Nov 8. WeWork Veterans in Residence powered by Bunker Labs Opportunity Fair, 5:00 – 7:00 PM,  WeWork Dupont Circle, Washington DC. RSVP here.

Thu, Nov 9. Capitol Post presents Veterans Day Eve Eve, 5:00 – 7:00, The Light Horse, Alexandria, VA, RSVP here. Featuring “pop up” booths for veteran companies. 

Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – November  

Mon, Nov 5 – Thu, Nov 9. U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Week

Wed, Nov 7. VLC & Tableau present their Networking Event, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tableau Software,  Washington DC, RSVP here.  

Thu, Nov 8. SBA and the GSA Office of Small Business Utilization present Veterans in Focus: A Panel Discussion & Matchmaking Event, 09:30 – 2:30 PM, GSA HQ, Washington DC, RSVP here.

Fri, Nov 9. The National Press Club presents NPC Headliners Luncheon: The Hon. Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 12:30 PM, National Press Club, Washington DC, RSVP here

Sat, Nov 10. The “Friends of Rocky Versace” 17th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony, 11:00 – 12:00 PM, Mount Vernon Recreation Center, Alexandria, VA, More info here

Tue, Nov 13. Executive Office of the Mayors Office of Veterans Affairs presents Veterans Business Appreciation Mixer, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Capitol Cider House, Washington DC, RSVP here.  

Tue, Nov 13. DCA Live presents “2018 List for Power Women in DC Tech” featuring Capitol Post’s Emily McMahan. Check out the list of nominees here

Fri, Nov 16. NVRC presents Cyber Apprenticeships Event, 9:00 – 12:00 PM, Fairfax, VA, RSVP here

Tue, Nov 27. Doing Business with DoD & Intel Community, 7:30 – 12:30 PM, GMU, RSVP here

Support our Capitol Post Members.

Member Spotlight. 

Rod Rodriguez, Clear Commo.  Read more about Rod on our blog here. The biggest impact so far? That’s so hard to nail down because since joining Capitol Post my life has experienced a windfall of opportunities thanks to the lessons I learned in Startup School and the network of likeminded veterans and civilians that I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with” 

Beef Jerky Outlet. Congrats to CP member Stephen Grover (Grover Consulting Services) for also launching his later venture the Beef Jerky Outlet at Potomac Mills last month. Order online here.

NMSN. Announced its 2018 Impact Award Recipient Carol Cohen. Click here to read more. 

HillVets. Announced its Hillvets LEAD Proteges for 2018. 

ASAP. ASAP is hiring a Program Director and a Program Coordinator

Assault Forward. Congrats to Assault Forward for being named a finalist in the Lyft Pitch

Welcome New Members. 

John Brown

Nick Lynk

Tom Pijor

Kelly Smith

Shreya “Kye” Soni 

In the News.

Where are the weak spots in the housing market? Fox News. Listen to PenFed CEO James Schenck talk about his investment in True Made Foods as part of the Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program. Starts at 3:44 in the clip. 

GovX Joins Bunker Labs to Support and Grow Veteran Businesses

Tech Garden. Congrats to veteran Brad Halsey for recently launching Tech Garden in Alexandria! Check out on Tech Garden here


Startup Standup. Apply to pitch at Capitol Post’s Startup Standup on Mon, Dec 17 for a chance to win a $3,500 prize. We are accepting applications from our members if you would like to pitch your company or product. Email Seda Goff

Techstars.Air Force Accelerator powered by Techstars. Boston, MA, Applications due Nov 30. 

Quote of the Week. 

“The best predictor of future behavior is … past behavior”


Donate to Capitol Post this Veterans Week. Learn more and donate here

See you at our events this week! 



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