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President Obama Visits 1776 to Kick Off Fourth of July Weekend

President Barack Obama started off his Fourth of July weekend with a trip to 1776, greeting entrepreneurs and making remarks about the newly released jobs report.

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What We’re Reading: MOOCs’ Effectiveness – HIPAA & Big Data Conflicts + More

July 28, 2014
Your daily window into the news that’s powering our thoughts at 1776. Catch up on some of the best links from around the web!

Technology for All: Why Startups Should Build with Accessibility in Mind

July 28, 2014
Social media has revolutionized the way that individuals communicate with each other, with businesses and, increasingly, with the government.  Social media also changed the way we consume news and other…

Weekly Trend: Airware Drone Software Shapes Industry Without FAA Guidelines

July 28, 2014
From the corporate warehouses of Amazon to the backyards of consumer hobbyists, there is no denying that the pursuit of drones will soon transform into a lucrative industry—even if the…

What We’re Reading: Technology Rules – German (Energy) Bailouts + More

July 25, 2014
Your daily window into the news that’s powering our thoughts at 1776. Catch up on some of the best links from around the web! Education: Technology in the classroom is…

What We Read This Week: Smart Cities

July 25, 2014
Your daily window into the news that’s powering our thoughts at 1776. Catch up on some of the best links from around the web! Monday July 21 CityLab takes a…

What We Read This Week: Health

July 25, 2014
Your daily window into the news that’s powering our thoughts at 1776. Catch up on some of the best links from around the web! Monday July 21 The Food and…

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General Assembly: Digital Marketing Info Session
7.29.14

Are you curious about General Assembly’s upcoming Digital Marketing Course? Whether you’re looking to cross-over into a digital marketing focused role or level up in your existing role, join us and figure out if this course is a fit for you.

 

Georgetown Summer Startup Showcase
7.30.14

We invite the broader Georgetown community as well as the DC startup community to come meet the startup teams that have been incubating and accelerating at Georgetown University in the Summer Launch Program.  This event will showcase these student-led ventures with "demo day" presentations and a poster session, with food and drinks provided for maximum mingling and networking. For more information about the Georgetown Summer Launch Program:http://startuphoyas.com/summer/ To view a roster of participating startups: http://startuphoyas.com/startuphoyas-incubator-summer-2014-roster/   Guests should RSVP here - you will not need to bring a paper ticket to the event. See you soon!

General Assembly: Web Development Immersive Info Session
7.30.14

Are you curious about General Assembly’s upcoming Web Development Immersive Course? Of course you are. Whether you’re looking to cross-over into a role that requires you to know web programming, level up in your existing role, or you’re curious about programming, join us and figure out if this immersive course is a fit for you.