This Week at Capitol Post (November 26 – 30)

Welcome back. We hope you had a great Thanksgiving break and are looking forward to the next four weeks of events and activities here in the DMV in the sprint to the holidays. Scroll on for exciting events and updates about our companies! 

#Giving Tuesday.

Capitol Post is excited to participate in Giving Tuesday tomorrow, Tue, Nov 27th.  Please help us reach our goal of raising $15k to impact more than 500 veterans in 2019! Donate here

But First, Thank You’s!  

Veterans Day Eve Eve Event. Thanks to all who came out for our Veterans Day Eve Eve Event at the Light Horse. Thanks to Hunt a Killer’s Josh Holley who gave away two of their signature boxesTina ClaflinHalcyon Reflections and Assault Forward who had products on display. 

1 Million Cups Fairfax. Thanks to 1 Million Cups for welcoming Capitol Post’s Elizabeth Watson and Rod Rodriguez. Pics here.

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to the Chamber for honoring Capitol Post with the Business Empowering & Hiring Veterans Award at their annual Valor Awards.  

WeWork Veterans in Residence Opportunity Fair. A great turnout from the local DMV veteran business community for our Tribe! Read more about our companies here.

Capital One. Thank you to Capital One for once again sponsoring Capitol Post’s programs for 2019! 


Capitol Post Workshops/Events 

Wed, Nov 28. Capitol Post Startup School Pitch Rehearsal, 08:30 – 11:30 AM, Wilson Bridge Room, POC: Seda Goff.

Thu, Nov 29. Capitol Post Welcome Meeting & Roundtable. Learn About Our Programs & Services, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Wilson Bridge Room, RSVP here

Thu, Nov 29. Capitol Post DC 1:1’s with Seda Goff, American University, RSVP here

DMV: Workshops/Events – December. 

Mon, Dec 17. Capitol Post presents Startup Standup, 5:00 – 7:30 PM, Metro Stage, Alexandria, VA. RSVP here. Interested in pitching? Apply here

Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – November.  

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

Thu, Nov 29. Alexandria SBDC presents Federal Contracting – Technical Proposals, 9:00 – 12:00 PM, RSVP here

Fri, Nov 30. GriffinWorx and eBay Foundation present DC eBay Startup Cup Challenge, 5:00 -8:00 PM, 202Creates, Washington DC, RSVP here

Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – December. 

Wed, Dec 5. Senator Mark Warner & Senator Tim Kaine present Commonwealth Coffee, 08:30 – 09:30 AM, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, RSVP here

Thu, Dec 6. Defense Entrepreneurs Forum Drink & Think, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Stardog, Arlington, VA, RSVP here. POC: Jen Sovada

Wed, Dec 12. 1776 presents Demo Day, 5:30 – 9:00 PM, 1776 DC. RSVP here


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

George W. Bush Presidential Center. Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program. Deadline: Jan 15, 2019.

Veteran Business Battle. Rice University presents the Veterans Business Battle. (DC plug to Shawn Olds, CEO of boodleAI that won last year). Deadline: Apr 12-13, 2019. Apply here

Capitol Post Member Spotlight.

Assault Forward. Congrats to the Assault Forward who won the $15k grand prize at Lyft Pitch. Seda Goff was on hand to cheer the team and Joe Himplemann (Army) on for their pitch. Read more here

Clear Commo. Congrats to Clear Commo, currently editing the #11 podcast on the Apple charts right now, American Hysteria

ScoutComms.Former War Correspondent Stephanie Gaskell Joins ScoutComms

True Made Foods. True Made Foods is the first company of PenFed’s Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program (VEIP), a program that helps Veteran-owned businesses succeed.

Welcome, New Capitol Post Members. 

Brian WagnerScoutComms (Army) 

Kevin Mikolashek (Army) 

Christopher PestelHomegrwn Creative (Army) 

Will Franklin, OpVault (Army) 

Erik Bates (Navy)  

Thank You, Donors! 

Capital One

Sean McBride

In the News.

Amazon HQ2. Virginia Tech to open $1B innovation campus 2 miles from Amazon HQ2

Amazon HQ2.Amazon selects New York City and Northern Virginia for new headquarters

D.C. Startup Goodworld Expands Social Giving With Investment From Mastercard, Digital Journal, John Gossart, Co-Founder & COO (Army) 
Distil Networks Ranked One of the Fastest Growing Companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™, Tiffany Jones, CEO (Coast Guard)

WeWork names second cohort for DC Veterans in Residence program,

Gadson to Keynote Salute to Veterans

A Roundup of Venture Capital Firms Focused On Investing In Veterans

Report. Employing the U.S. Census Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons and the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs to Develop a Profile of Veteran Women-owned Firms, National Women’s Business Council. 

Report. Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Face More Financing Challenges than Non-Veteran Small Businesses, SBA. 

Quote of the Week. 

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit” – Napolean Hill. 

Have a great night and please consider contributing in honor of Capitol Post’s #Giving Tuesday campaign tomorrow, Tue, Nov 27th



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