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Breaking Down the Data: A Look at the Future of Privacy in Regulated Industries

It’s Monday morning, and you reach for your smartphone. Before ever leaving bed, you’ve posted a location-based tweet, logged your sleep via your wearable wristband and checked your bank statement. You’re not even at work yet. Do you know where your data is? Maybe not where you think. So how should privacy-minded consumers and entrepreneurs proceed? What data are companies collecting? What are best practices for areas in which there is no regulation yet? It's time to explore the future of data privacy in four industries.

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Winner Spotlight: Aquanos Uses Algae to Revolutionize the Wastewater Treatment Industry

December 19, 2014
The wastewater treatment market is not sustainable:. Its outdated process is both pricey and inefficient. That’s why Aquanos has devised a new way of using algae to change that entirely. The Israeli…

What We Read: Week of December 15 to 19

December 19, 2014
Here's your window into the news that powered our thoughts at 1776 this week. Catch up on some of the best links from around the web!

2014 in Review: Moving the Dot Foward for Indoor Location Positioning

December 19, 2014
2014 was the year indoor location technology actually began to be deployed at scale, and the year that a significant number of people outside the tech industry began to ask…

Winner Spotlight: Egypt-based Tagaddod Converts Cooking Oil to Biodiesel

December 18, 2014
The word “tagaddod” means renewable energy in Arabic. It’s an appropriate name for a startup based out of Cairo that turns used cooking oil into biodiesel. Egypt has an especially…

Q & A: Lisa Besserman Is Putting Argentina’s Startup Scene on the Map

December 18, 2014
Lisa Besserman is the founder of Startup Buenos Aires and a self-described accidental entrepreneur. But if that’s the case, it was a happy accident indeed: She has been named to…

Weekly Trend: U.S. Falling Behind in Growing Global Market for Drones

December 18, 2014
It’s been a big year for drones. Unfortunately, it hasn’t exactly been a year of progress.

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Startup Grind with Tim Chi, WeddingWire
1.21.15

Timothy Chi is the CEO and cofounder of WeddingWire, one of the largest online marketplace for weddings in the world with 300 employees based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. They have raised a total of $31 million including investments from Martha Stewart and Spectrum Equity. Join Startup Grind for its first program of 2015!

CoFoundersLab Matchup
2.4.15

Did you know that founding teams with multiple co-founders have a greater chance of success? If you’re looking for someone to join your venture, looking for a venture to join, or open to either, sign up and attend our local, in-person Meetups to discover the perfect co-founder to round out your team. You’ll meet other entrepreneurs who are as energized as you are about launching a new business and who possess a wide range of unique experiences, ideas, and skills. fter you register for the event, go to CoFoundersLab.com to find and pre-network with a few people whom you want to have a deeper conversation with at the event. Be sure to also add the event to your CoFoundersLab profile to let others know that you plan to attend the event!
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