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!
EVENTS / WORKSHOPS.
Capitol Post Nov Workshops/Events
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.
DMV: Workshops/Events November
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.
Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – November
Mon, Nov 5 – Thu, Nov 9. U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Week.
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.
Support our Capitol Post Members.
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”
NMSN. Announced its 2018 Impact Award Recipient Carol Cohen. Click here to read more.
HillVets. Announced its Hillvets LEAD Proteges for 2018.
Assault Forward. Congrats to Assault Forward for being named a finalist in the Lyft Pitch.
Welcome New Members.
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.
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!