This Week at Capitol Post, Feb 4 – 10th

Have you registered for the Muster DC yet? Two weeks from today! Go to Hear keynote undersecretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, our fantastic panel and talk with the companies in our Startup Gallery. RSVP here.

But First, Thank You’s

WeWork Veterans in Residence powered by Bunker Labs Capstone. Thanks to Valor Brewpub for hosting our second tribe’s capstone event last month. We say farewell to our second tribe and look forward to announcing our third tribe in the next few weeks. Our second tribe:

Name Company Service
Deniz Emre Federal Guardian U.S. Marine Corps
E. Sean Lanier Resolve Solutions U.S. Army
Jayson Browder Veterans in Global Leadership U.S. Air Force
Joe Donnelly The Brand Consultancy U.S. Marine Corps
Joe Himpelmann Assault Forward LLC U.S. Army
Justin Mullins NStar Properties U.S. Army
Ken Allgood Resilience Labs LLC U.S. Air Force
Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer The Pavlovic Today Military Spouse (U.S. Army)
Pete Scott Fields 4 Valor Farms U.S. Army
Shahriar Chowdhury Assault Forward LLC U.S. Army
Tina Claflin Halcyon Reflections U.S. Coast Guard

Washington Business Journal. Thanks to Sara Gilgore for inviting us to the 2019 Book of Lists Celebration last Thursday at Arena Stage last Thursday evening.  

NAVSO. Thanks to NAVSO for including us in the release of its study “Success Factors for Veteran Entrepreneurs” last Wednesday. Pictures from the event here.


Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.

Tue, Feb 5. 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.

Tue, Feb 19. Capitol Post & Bunker Labs DC present 3rd Annual Muster DC, 12:00 – 6:00 PM, District Winery, Washington DC, RSVP here. (Sponsored locally by Katabat, SOSi International, PenFed, and Washington Gas. (national Muster Across America tour sponsored by JPMorgan Chase).

Partner Workshops/Events (Local)

Wed, Feb 6.  HillVets & Valor present HillVets Happy Hour Fundraiser, 5:30 – 8:00 PM, Valor, Washington DC.

Thu, Feb 7. Alpha Lab Gear presents Hardware Cup Semifinals, 6:30 PM, Alley Powered by Verizon, Washington D.C, RSVP here.

Tue, Feb 12. NVTC Foundation presents its annual CXO Auction to benefit NVTC’s Veteran Employment Initiative, 6:00- 8:00 PM, Convene, RSVP here.

Partner Workshops/Events (Regional / National)

Thu, Feb 8 – Sun Feb 10. Patriot Boot Camp presents PBC Austin. Check out Top 10 Things to Do to Prep for PBC Austin!

Thu, Feb 21. Women in Venture present RAISE, 9:00 – 1:00 PM, William & Mary School of Business, Williamsburg, VA. RSVP here.

Wed, Apr 10 – Thu, Apr 11. West Point Association of Graduates presents WPAOG Entrepreneur Summit, West Point, NY.  

Local Competitions/Contests/Fellowships.

Air Force Pitch Day. Topics posted here. Pitch solutions Jan 8 – Feb 6. Submit applications here.

DC Tech Madness 2019. Annual bracket-style competition for DC startups. More info here. Nominate here. Deadline: Fri, Feb 8.

2019 Vinetta Venture Challenge. Open to DMV-area female founders with tech or tech-enabled businesses (startup must have at least 1 active female founder to be eligible), Prize: $20k. Apply here. Deadline, Sun, Feb 10.

PeaceTech Accelerator.  Looking for early-stage startups that are ready to scale on the cloud. Ideal applicants include a strong founding team, an innovative solution, and an impact focus related to their core innovation themes. C5 Accelerate invests $25,000 for a 5% equity stake in each participating company. Cohort begins Mon, Mar 25. More info here.

Dcode. Security & Privacy Accelerator 2019. Deadline: Fri, Mar 1.

Veteran Business Battle. Rice University presents the Veterans Business Battle. (DC plug to Shawn Olds, CEO of boodleAI that won last year). Deadline: Mar 1. Event: Apr 12-13, 2019. Apply here.

Support Capitol Post Members.

Sat, Feb 9. Armed Services Arts Partnership presents Improv Taster, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Unified Scene Theater, Washington DC. RSVP here.

HillVets. Applications for the 2018 HillVets 100 close this Fri, Feb 8th. Submit your nominees here.

Resources/Articles of Interest

Bunker Labs. New & improved Bunker Labs Launch Lab Online is live – check it out here.

2019 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars Announced, congrats to Vivian Greentree!  

Success Factors for Veteran Entrepreneurs, NAVSO

The National Military Spouse Network Releases Groundbreaking White Paper on Military Spouse Entrepreneurship, Featuring Recommendations for Eliminating Employment Barriers, NMSN.

Mothersauce Partners’ new concept to fuel Amazon employees with coffee and cocktails featuring CP mentor Nick Freshman. Congrats!

Report: D.C. is the World’s Top Entrepreneurial Talent Market, DC Inno.

Quote of the Week.

“Tough times don’t last. Tough People Do.” Superbowl MVP Julian Edelman.