This Week at Capitol Post (December 10 – 14)

Who’s Pitching at Startup Standup Monday? | This Week at Capitol Post, Dec 10 – 16th 

Greetings! Capitol Post’s 4th Startup Standup is this Mon, Dec 17th at MetroStage. RSVP here

Three reasons why you don’t want to miss Startup Standup.

1. Support local Veteran Entrepreneurs. Companies pitching: SargeFitt (Juan Biddix Jr., Army), Franklin Consulting (Brendan McElroy, Marines), Badges United Foundation (Kim Defiori, Army),  Taskfit.io (Tim Marcinowski, Navy), Fresh2Go Gourmet (Chris Pryce) PLUS our guest MC, Rod Rodriguez (Clear Commo, Army). 

2. Karaoke. Between pitches, some of our favorite local Veteran Service Organizations will give their own pitch and then entertain us with their FAVORITE KARAOKE SONG. Support Team RWB (Dream On, Aerosmith), Serving Together (Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond), and Easter Seals (When a Man Loves a Woman, Michael Bolton). Yes, Michael Bolton. 

All-Star Pitch Judges. Herman Bulls (JLL), Michele Kang (Cognosante), Christopher Carlton (Commonwealth of Virginia Entrepreneurship Coordinator), and Nick Bradfield (Bunker Labs) will decide who takes home our $3,500 prize. 

Bunker Brews pre-event starts at 5 PM, pitches start promptly at 5:30 PM. 

RSVP here.

EVENTS / WORKSHOPS. 

Workshops/Events at Capitol post

Tue, Dec 18. Capitol Post Welcome Meeting & Roundtable. Learn About Our Programs & Services, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Wilson Bridge Room, RSVP here

Capitol Post DMV Workshops/Events – December. 

Mon, Dec 17. Capitol Post presents its Fourth Startup Standup, 5:00 – 7:30 PM, Metro Stage, Alexandria, VA. RSVP here

Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – December. 

Sat, Dec 15. American Legion presents Annual VSO Party, American Legion Post 14, Alexandria, VA, price of admission: a new toy for a local child. Questions? ContactBill Aramony

Tue, Dec 18. HillVets presents theMerry HillVetsHoliday Social, 5:30 – 8:00 PM, Valor Brewpub. RSVP here.

Partner Workshops/Events (Local) – January. 

Mon, Jan 7. Defense Entrepreneurs Forum presents DEF Washington DC Drink & Think, 6:30 – 9:00 PM, Dcode, Alley, Washington DC. RSVP here

Competitions/Contests/Fellowships. 

WeWork Veterans in Residence Sponsored by Bunker Labs Call for Applicants.Apply here. Deadline: Jan 3, 2019. 

George W. Bush Presidential CenterStand-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.

2019 @Quesnay Inc. Female Founders#FinTech Innovation Competition, If you have a technology solution that can be applied to financial services. Deadline: Mon, Dec 17, 2019.  Apply here.

Spotlight on a Capitol Post Member. 

Scott TuckerUS Vet Life. Read more on the Capitol Post blog here.

Veteran Entrepreneurs In The Press.

Startups to Watch, DC Inno, Congrats to Vemo Education and United Income (David Bann) 

PenFed Foundation Honors First Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program Recipient: Abe Kamarck, Former US Naval Aviator and Founder/CEO of True Made Foods, at Army Navy Tailgate Event

Welcome New Capitol Post Members. 

Thomas Bloom, CEO, Drakewsie Technologies

Quote of the Week. 

“One lives in the naive notion that later there will be more room than in the entire past.” Elias Canetti 

See you Monday night at Startup Standup!

Thanks,

Emily

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