This Week at Capitol Post, Apr 29 – May 3rd

This Week at Capitol Post, Apr 29 – May 3

We recently sent out a message about Capitol Post merging its mission with Bunker Labs on July 1st and the feedback have been universally positive and encouraging. As many of you know, Capitol Post and Bunker Labs have been partners since launching Bunker Labs Washington DC in 2014. We’re excited to continue to bring the veteran business community together in 2019 and beyond here in the DMV.


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

Our Workshops/Events at Capitol Post and DMV.   

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.

Tue, May 14. Bunker Labs Washington DC presents Bunker Brews at the Ballpark sponsored by the PenFed Foundation Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program, 7:05 PM, Washington DC. Standy by for more info!

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

Partner Workshops/Events (Local)

Tue, Apr 30. Author Claire Gibson – Beyond the Point — in conversation with Caroline Pestel, 7-8:00 PM, Politics and Prose at the Wharf, Washington DC, RSVP here.

Thu, May 9. Alexandria Small Business Development Center presents a Coffee Celebrating Small Business Week, 8-9:00 AM, Society Fair, Alexandria, RSVP here.

Fri, May 10. Fast Forward featuring Jean Case, 12:00 PM, Halcyon, Washington DC , RSVP here.

Tue, May 14. Houlihan Loukey presents 14th Annual Market Meets Market, 7:00 – 10:00 AM, Ritz Carlton, Tysons, RSVP here.

Thu, May 23 & Thu, May 30. The Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Veteran Employment Initiative presents Vetworking, 5-8 PM, MITRE, McLean, VA, RSVP here. POC: Steve Jordan

Local Competitions/Contests/Fellowships.

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

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 

Resources/Articles of Interest

Amazon posts first jobs for HQ2 in Arlington

Kauffman Fellows

Books We’re Reading.

Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Quote of the Week.  

“The attitude behind your words is as important as the words themselves,” Adele Faber

Thank Yous!

ALX Community. Many thanks to the team at ALX Community (Kelly Grant and Megan Easterday) for welcoming Capitol Post members with open arms. As we prepare to close down the Capitol Post co-working space on July 1st, we are excited to work with our members to find the best local space for them and ALX Community has been a fantastic partner!

NMSN. Thanks to Sue Hoppin and the National Military Spouse Network for hosting their roundatable about their 5 Recommendations for Removing the Barriers to Military Spouse Entrepreneurship at Capitol Post this past Monday.

WeWork Veterans in Residence powered by Bunker Labs Speed Consulting. Thanks to the mentors who came out to WeWork Universal North yesterday to spend two hours doing round-robin style mentoring with our tribe.


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