This Week at Capitol Post, May 20 – 24th

Our Workshops/Events at Capitol Post and DMV.   

Tue, May 28 (5:30 – 7:30 PM) or Wed, May 29 (9:00 – 11:00 AM). Author/speaker Carl Nordgren presents Growing Your Entrepreneurial Mindset.  No matter what stage your startup, business, or role at work is,  you will be better prepared to gain fresh perspectives and achiever better results. RSVP for either session here.  

Tue, Jun 4. Cooley & Capitol Post present a session on Capitalization Tables. You know your business is supposed to have a “cap table,” to track equity ownership, but you’re not entirely sure what a cap table is, what should be on it, and how it changes over time. Join us for a session about cap tables, hosted by our partner for pro bono legal services Cooley LLP, Cooley offices, Reston, VA, 4:00 PM. Email Emily McMahan to reserve a spot.  

 Partner Workshops/Events (Local)

Wed, May 22. TedX OronocoBay Park presents Open Mic Night for Talk Pitches, 7:00 PM, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, Alexandria, VA. Speaker application here.

Thu, May 23. NavalX presents its May Seaside Chat Big Opportunities for Small Businesses, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, The Garden By Building Momentum, Alexandria, VA, 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

Thu, May 16 – Fri, May 31. DC Tech Events.

Memorial Day Weekend.

Mon, May 27. The Friends of Rocky Versace present 17th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, 11:00 AM, Alexandria, VA.

Mon, May 27.  List of 2019 Memorial Day Ceremonies

Local Competitions/Contests/Fellowships.

Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). Challenge aims to improve the effectiveness of US and allies’ integrated operations in the areas of air, space, land, sea, cyber and the electromagnetic spectrum. Learn more here. Deadline: Mon, Jun 10th

Patriot Boot Camp. PBC Utah 3-Day Boot Camp, Deadline to apply: Mon, Jul 1. To learn more about PBC, click here.

Resources/Articles of Interest

Ms. Jo’s Petite Sweets and the WeWork Veterans In Residence Program, featuring Erinn Roth (Army), Found/CEO of Ms. Jo’s Petite Sweets

This military spouse launched a virtual executive assistant service, DC, featuring Gabriela Bell (Spouse – Air Force), Founder of Organized Q.

Meet the honorees for our first-ever Veterans in Business Awards Washington Business Journal

May is Mental Health Month

Disabled Veterans eligible for free National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass

Quote of the Week.  

“Do. Or do not. There is no try,” The Empire Strikes Back.

Thank Yous!

Triple Direct Leadership. A big thank you to Triple Direct Leadership Founder/CEO Gerardo Martinez (Marine Corps). Gerardo took me out to hike/rappel/climb Old Rag Mountain yesterday. For companies looking to provide  impactful experiences for their teams/leadership using the outdoors, look no further. Check out my video from yesterday here.  

Virginia Women’s Pitch Competition. Thank you to Charlie Palumbo (Navy) and Chris Carlton (Navy) for inviting us to  judge the pitch competition this past Thursday. Congrats to winner Honest Soul Yoga Founder/CEO Suzie Mills (Air Force). Governor Northam presented Suzie a check for $5,000. Read more about her win here.  Thanks to PenFed and Bunker Labs DC City Leader Seda Goff for prepping the finalists!



Emily McMahan

Executive Director

Capitol Post 

City Leader 

Bunker Labs DC 

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