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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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Chicago Builds Its Reputation as a Place to Raise Capital

October 22, 2014
“Chicago used to be called a fly-over city, but now (investors are) coming here."

Weekly Trend: Global Energy Investment Is Rising. Will It Stay?

October 22, 2014
Global energy investment is showing a positive trend in light of the last few years, with a 16 percent increase globally compared to this time last year, according to the…

What We’re Reading: Binge Learning – Public Solar Bonds + More

October 21, 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: Can we apply Netflix’s binge…

Weekly Trend: What to Expect from the Next Wave of Sleep Trackers

October 21, 2014
Insomniacs should take heart.

What We’re Reading: Cheaper Solar Prices – Apple Pay Adoption + More

October 20, 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: BYOD, or ‘Bring Your Own…

6 Tips for Edtech Success

October 20, 2014
Innovation is the key to making equitable access to excellence possible. It is truly exciting to see the amount of talent, knowledge, skill and capital that education has attracted over…


General Assembly: General Assembly DC Open Office Hours

Wondering what program you should take at GA? Come chat with our team members who can help familiarize you with GA DC, and help figure out what next step makes sense for you. And have a beverage while you're at it.

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DC Microfinance Meetup: Healthcare and Insurance Needs in Developing World

Join a community of like-minded people for an after work happy hour to discuss current and future trends in microfinance, social impact, and economic development!  Microinsurance has a great potential to help financially vulnerable people in developing world overcome unexpected life events, like loss of crop, illness etc. and not slide into poverty. But why is it "micro"? How is it different from insurance in the US? What are the main obstacles to providing insurance for the poor? Our next speaker, the microinsurance expert Jeanna Holtz, will answer these and other questions during the fireside chat on October 27th.   RSVP here

A Fireside Chat with Jeremy Stoppelman, Founder & CEO of Yelp

1776 invites you to a fireside chat with Yelp Cofounder & CEO Jeremy Stoppelman. Jeremy will talk about his journey as an entrepreneur, the story behind Yelp, and building a business all the way through IPO, as well as the challenges, successes and lessons learned along the way with 1776 Cofounder Evan Burfield. Networking, beverages and fall food favorites will be provided! This is an event you won't want to miss! Want an invite? Sign up for 1776's newsletter in order to receive the invitation via email.

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