This Week at Capitol Post, Mar 18 – 22nd

Everything But The Kitchen Sink| This Week at Capitol Post, Mar 18 – 22nd

Not a favorite subject line but this update feels a bit like it with so many great events, fellowships, and deadlines fast approaching. So, if you’re reading this on your phone, let your thumb know it needs to do a few more scrolls. Lots of good stuff to flag.

And if you only read one thing, RSVP for our next Bunker Brews is this Tue, Mar 26th at Valor Brewpub –  Bunker Brews Post-Muster Regroup.


Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.

Tue, Apr 9. Capitol Post Welcome Meeting & Roundtable. Learn About Our Programs & Services, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Wilson Bridge Room, RSVP here.

Tue, Apr 9. Gym & Wellness Roundtable, Wilson Bridge Room (by invitation). 

Thu, Apr 25. Creatives Roundtable, Wilson Bridge Room (by invitation). 

Capitol Post DMV Workshops/Events.

Tue, Mar 26. Bunker Labs DC presents Post Muster Regroup & Happy Hour, Valor Brewpub, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, RSVP here

Wed, Apr 3. WeWork Veterans in Residence presented by Bunker Labs presents Washington DC Launch Party, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, WeWork Universal North, Washington DC, RSVP here.

Partner Workshops/Events (Local)

Tue, Mar 19. Veterans Leadership Council (VLC) present Service to School with GWU, Froggy Bottom Pub, Washington DC, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, RSVP here.

Wed, Mar 20. 1 Million Cups Meet Up, WeWork Metropolitan Square, Washington DC, 08:30 AM.

Wed, Mar 20. 1 Million Cups Meet Up, Office Evolution, Tysons, 08:30 AM.

Wed, Mar 20. DC Inno presents State of Innovation, 5:30 – 8:00 PM, WeWork 80 M, Washington DC. RSVP here.

Wed, Mar 20. TedxTysons Open Mic Night, 6:30 – 9:00 PM, Alden Theater, McLean, VA, RSVP here.

Thu, Mar 21. MD Tech Council & CONNECTpreneur present East Coast VentureCON 2019, 7:30 – 4:00 PM, Marymount University at Ballston Center, Arlington, VA, RSVP here.

Thu, Mar 21. Arlington BizLaunch & SCORE present We Thrive Women Entrepreneur’s Conference, George Mason University, Arlington, VA, RSVP here.

Partner Workshops/Events (Regional / National)

Sun, Apr 7 – May 31. Kauffman Fellows Academy and Techstars present Venture Deals Online Course presented by. Learn more and RSVP here.

Mon, April 8 – Sun, Apr 14. Tom Tom Festival, Charlottesville, VA.

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

Local Competitions/Contests/Fellowships.

Collision Conference, Toronto. The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) and Arlington Economic Development (AED) are collaborating to offer the chance for local startups to apply for a sponsored startup booth at the Collision 2019 Conference to showcase their innovative products and services. Deadline, Wed, Mar 20. Apply here.

DC Inno’s Tech Madness Second Round. Vote here.

Bob Evans Heroes to CEOs. Deadline, Wed, Mar 20. Learn more and apply here.

Washington Business Journal 2019 Veterans In Business Awards. Awards to honor up to nine individual honorees. Breakfast on Thu, Jun 27. 2019. Deadline: Fri, Mar 29. Learn more and submit here.

FedTech Spring 2019 Startup Studio. Learn more and apply here.

Dog Tag Bakery. Summer Cohort Fellowship Application Deadline: Mon, Apr 1.

Halcyon Incubator & Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship. Deadline, Thu, Apr 4. Learn more and apply here.

Verizon 5G First Responder Lab. Deadline, Fri, Apr 5. Learn more and apply here.

Virginia Women Veterans Summit Pitch Competition. Thu, May 16., Hampton Convention Center, $10k in cash prizes. Deadline, Fri, Apr 5. Learn more and apply here.

WeWork Veterans in Residence powered by Bunker Labs The third tribe in Washington DC launched earlier this month. Please help us welcome: 

Name Company Branch
Erinn Roth Petite Sweets By Ms. Jo U.S. Army
Gabriela Bell Q-Bell, LLC Spouse (U.S. Air Force)
Jessica van Dop DeJesus The Dining Traveler U.S. Marine Corps
John Brown Blankit U.S. Marine Corps
Juan Biddix Jr Sarge FITT U.S. Army
Kelly Smith BeyondLettuce U.S. Army
Kimberly Defiori Badges United Foundation U.S. Army
Nicholas Karnaze stubble & ‘stache U.S. Marine Corps
Rich Cardona Flybys Media U.S. Marine Corps
Rod Rodriguez Clear Commo Studios U.S. Army


Support our Capitol Post Members.

Armed Services Arts Partnership. The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) is looking for a new Executive Director to drive its next phase of growth! To learn more and apply, please visit:

Thu, Mar 28. HillVets 100 of 2018 Gala, Washington DC. Learn more and RSVP here and click here to view the HillVets 100.

Interested in donating an auction item for the “Bunker Basket” for the HillVets gala? If you’re interested in donating a product, please email Bunker Labs DC City Leader, Dan Biga. Deadline.

Resources/Articles of Interest

Army needs entrepreneurs, says under secretary (Army New Service)

Military training helped these veterans launch small businesses (Military Times)

The After Action Podcast: Episode 62. Muster DC 2019. (AAR Podcast)

Enterprising Veterans Attend ‘Shark Tank’-Style Event in DC

Muster DC (DC Inno)

Twenty-Five Percent of Veterans Want to Start a Business. Let’s Help Them Succeed.

True Grit: How Immigrants and Veterans Are Reshaping American Entrepreneurship (

10 Tech Tools Every Small Business Owner Should Have (Freedom Makers) 

2019 World’s Most Innovative Companies (Gaming) – congrats to Hunt a Killer!


“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.” 
― Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom







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