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Challenge Festival

A festival exploring inspiring solutions to the greatest challenges & 64 promising startups. May 9 - 17.


1776 Partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton Melds Consulting Strategy and Entrepreneurial Talent to Address Contemporary Challenges

1776 and Booz Allen today announced a strategic partnership to mesh their complementary resources and abilities to address global-scale challenges impacting the way people live and work. The 1776/Booz Allen partnership will help government and commercial organizations build cultures of innovation and entrepreneurship; create new and distinctive products and services; and provide market access to enable high-promising startups to scale.

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The Rise of Emerging Market Startups

April 24, 2014
A quick scroll through the Global Fortune 500 reveals that emerging market multinationals, firms either originating or headquartered in emerging markets, are increasing. China’s Dongfeng Motor Group, Brazil’s Embraer and…

Weekly Trend: Where Are the Wearables?

April 24, 2014
Just a few months ago, Forbes and other technology trend watchers declared 2014 “The Year of the Wearable.” A quarter into the year, this begs the question: Where is this anticipated proliferation of…

Weekly Trend: New Five-Year Energy Plan Loaded with Entrepreneurial Opportunities

April 23, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy recently unveiled its new, five-year Strategic Plan—and much to the delight of cleantech supporters, it includes objectives that are prime for entrepreneurs. “Among the major…

Rise of ‘Impact Accelerators’ Offers Potential for Developing-World Startups

April 23, 2014
Innovation is always risky. This is especially true for the social impact enterprises that target bottom-of-the-pyramid clients. While that market has massive potential—and the idea of investing in companies that…

Weekly Trend: In Education, Textbooks Remain Difficult to Disrupt

April 22, 2014
Start with a memory almost every college student has: sitting in the first day of class, scanning the required reading listed on the professor’s syllabus, and then feeling your heart…

Challenge Cup Winner Zest.MD Helps Bring Health Coaching into Homes

April 22, 2014
The current trends in the health industry couldn’t be clearer: Tomorrow’s care will be much more dynamic, personalized and inexpensive than we’re used to. And this isn’t limited to the…


Nouri Launch Party

The delicious day we've been waiting for and deserve... Clear your calendar! The NOURI Launch Party kicks off on April 25th at 6:30pm, and you're invited to join and celebrate our official launch with us. 1776 (1133 15th St NW) is our meeting spot for a tasty night of intrigue.  Make sure to RSVP and  get healthy with NOURI. Please RSVP by April 18th.

General Assembly: User Experience Design Bootcamp

As technology changes and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users. This 3 session, all day workshop aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while also explaining some of its core concepts of usability. This is a field that affects all areas of business — prepare to dip your toes into an ocean of new concepts and ideas that will enlighten your perspective on the human-computer interaction experience.

Her Corner: A conversation with Brigid Schulte

This event, which is open exclusively to Her Corner Members, will feature Brigid Schulte, author of the new book Overwhelmed: Work, Love, & Play When No One Has The Time. She will be previewing her new novel which is aimed at providing working proessionals a new perpective on how time contraints and stress can impact our lives. THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT.