Your Future.Our Mission.

The goal of our 9-week Startup School programs is to give military veterans and spouses the tools they need to succeed in a startup. Whether you are a founder or a team member, our focus is to deliver quality content, provide individual attention and support, and set our cohorts up for success. We will teach you how to test your ideas, craft a great pitch, build out financial projections, develop your marketing strategy, and scale your business, all while making important introductions to investors and potential customers or employers in our network.

Our Programs

WHO: Military Veteran or Spouse Entrepreneurs in the growth phase of their company and are looking to learn how to and are preparing to raise capital

WHAT: 9-week course followed by an opportunity to pitch at the Muster DC.

WHEN: January through March. Offered 1x per year. 

WHO: Military Veteran or Spouse Entrepreneurs looking to build a company from the ground up or are in the early stages of business

WHAT9-week course followed by a pitch competition for a $3500 prize. 

WHEN: Weekly on Wed, 8:30 - 11:30 AMOffered 2x per year - Sep through Dec or Apr through Jun. 

WHO: Military Veteran or Spouses who are looking to join a startup or learn the skills to run operations at a company

WHAT9-week course leading into DC Startup Week. 

WHEN: Weekly on Wednesdays from 8:30 - 11:30 AM. Running from Jun through Sep. Offered 1x per year. 

How To Join Our Next Cohort

Select Your Program


If you're looking to join a startup or build the skills to run operations at a company:

Startup School Tactical Training

If you're looking to build a company from the ground up or are in the early stages of your business:

Startup School

If you're looking to grow and scale your existing company:

Startup School Masters

Fill out your application online by clicking the link below.


Schedule Your Phone Interview


Once your application has been received, you will receive an e-mail within two weeks from the start of your selected program with a link to schedule your phone interview. This call will be with Capitol Post's Director of Programs, Seda Goff .

Check Your Inbox


After your phone interview, be sure to check your e-mail for the results of your application. If accepted, the e-mail will contain everything you need to know to be prepared for your first day of class. If not accepted, not to worry. We still have loads of resources to help you on your journey.