This Week at Capitol Post, Apr 22– 26th

“All Quiet on the Western Front” these past few weeks, but for a good reason, as we’ve been out and about at some fantastic events and conferences!


Local DMV Workshops/Events.

Tue, Apr 30. Bunker Labs DC presents Bunker Brews: Tyke Night. Welcoming families and spouses to the for a special event at play gym Scramble to hear useful strategies on how to survive/thrive as both an entrepreneur AND spouse/parent to live a rewarding life. True Made Foods Founder/CEO Abe Kamarck and his wife Kristy will talk about the best practices/challenges of scaling a startup and raising a family. 4-6 PM, Scramble, Alexandria, VA, RSVP here.

Workshops/Events at Capitol Post.

Mon, Apr 29. The National Military Spouse Network (NMSN) presents a Roundtable Discussion around its recent white paper 5 Recommendations for Removing the Barriers to Military Spouse Entrepreneurship, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Wilson Bridge Room, RSVP NLT Wed, Apr 24 here.

Tue, May 7. Welcome Meeting & Roundtable. Know someone who wants to learn more or get involved? Share this link to learn more about our programs & services and how to get connected to the greater Washington DC veteran business community, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Wilson Bridge Room, RSVP here.

Sat, May 18. The Armed Services Arts Partnership presents its Acting Workshop, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, RSVP here.

Partner Workshops/Events (Local)

Wed, Apr 24. The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) presents NSF & NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep, All Day, Falls Church, POC: Robert Brooke, RSVP here.

Wed, Apr 24. Tech in Motion presents Micro Tech Talks, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Capitol One Tysons Corner Campus, RSVP here.

Thu, Apr 25. The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) presents 12th Annual Small Business and Government Conference, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Springfield, VA, RSVP here.

Fri, Apr 26. Code of Support Foundation presents 5th Annual Toast to Our Troops Gala, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC, RSVP here

Fri, Apr 26 – Sat, Apr 27. SEEDSPOT presents 2-Day Launch Camp and Pitch Night, All Day, We Work 80 M Street, RSVP here.

Tue, Apr 30. The Northern Virginia Chamber Veteran and Military Business Council (VMBC) presents The Value of Veterans and Impact on Virginia Business, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Tysons Corner, RSVP here.

Local Competitions/Contests/Fellowships.

Walmart. Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Open Call for U.S.-Manufactured Products, Learn more here. Deadline: Tue, Apr 30th.

Bob Evans Farms Heroes to CEOs Contest. Winners will be announced this Fri, Apr 26th. Check out the submissions here. Thanks to last year’s winner Jessica Harris who helped out several local veterans with questions and feedback!

Virginia Women’s Pitch Competition. Bunker Labs City Leader and PenFed Director of Veteran Entrepreneurship Seda Goff is leading a session in Richmond this week prepping finalists for the final Virginia Women’s Veteran Summit on Thu, May 16th. Learn more and RSVP here.

75th Anniversary of D-Day event. The City of Alexandria’s D-Day commemoration is looking for French or veteran-owned businesses to participate on Sat, June 1st from 10-2PM. Email here for more information.

DCode. Space 2.0 Cohort, Deadline: Fri, June 28th

DCode. Health Technology Cohort, Deadline: Fri June 28th 

Support Local Veterans in Business.

SARGE FITT. Founder Juan Biddix is launching his family fitness classes this weekend in Alexandria and DC. Learn more and register here.

Flybys Media. Founder Rich Cardona is launching Project 150 and interviewing 150 veteran and military family entrepreneurs in 150 days.

Resolve Solutions. Founder Sean Lanier recently participated in the 4th Annual DC3C Spring Break reverse Job Fair.

CADET. March 2019 Newsletter. CADET is a bi-annual magazine about West Point culture. Founded by Chris Pestel.

Resources/Articles of Interest

 Largest Veteran-Owned Companies in Greater D.C., Washington Business Journal

Hawkeye 360 unveils first RF signal mapping product, Space News, featuring CEO John Serafini

Student entrepreneurs face off in business competitions, Cornell Chronicle, featuring Kim DeFiori, Co-Founder, Badges United Foundation.

MindShare welcomes 58 CEOs into its 2019 cohort, DC, congrats to Vince Crisler (Dark Cubed) and Dan Flynn (Binbox) Issued First U.S. Patent for Real-Time, Online Identity Verification Technology, featuring CEO Blake Hall.

Unite Us raises $35M to connect healthcare with social services, featuring CEO Taylor Justice.

Cooley. A reminder about the CooleyGo legal resources for startups.

The Veterans Business Outreach Center at the Community Business Partnership is looking for a new Director. Learn more and apply here. Resume review begins May 10th.

SABM Podcast. Gerardo Martinez, Triple Direct Leadership. The Service Academy Business Mastermind (SABM) Founder and veteran Scott Mackes recently interviewed Gerardo, who is based in Maryland. Check out the podcast here.

Deck of 52. Marjorie Eastman’s 2019 Bicycle Collectible Post 9/11 Deck of 52, sold out and is now restocked! Check out the organizations and companies that made the deck here.

Books We’re Reading.

Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

Quote of the Week.  

“Think progress, not perfection,” Ryan Holiday.

Thank Yous!

March Bunker Brews. Thank again to all who attended our Bunker Brews Post Muster Regroup last month at Valor Brewpub. Pics from the event are here.

WeWork Veterans in Residence powered by Bunker Labs Launch. Thanks to all who came to WeWork Universal North in Dupont Circle to celebrate the launch of the third tribe. Photos here.

LeaderFit. Katie McNerney, Founder of LeaderFit (and a military family member!), runs Purpose Path a few times a year here in Washington DC and graciously comps military veterans. Thanks to Katie for allowing me to attend their most recent session!






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