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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: D.C. Legalizes Uber – Ebola and HealthIT + More

October 29, 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!

Learning Science and Personal Success Skills: A Path to Redemption for Education Innovation

October 29, 2014
Innovation is losing its shine. Critiques in the pages of the New Yorker, growing use of scare quotes around the word, and the eye-rolling the word now provokes—all reflect overuse…

Weekly Trend: Lockheed Martin Ushers in Nuclear Era with Fusion Reactor Announcement

October 29, 2014
Has the world seen a breakthrough in clean energy?

Winner Spotlight: 1EQ Employs Connective Tech to Improve Care of Pregnant Patients

October 28, 2014
1EQ won the health category of D.C.’s Challenge Cup and will go on to compete in 1776’s Challenge Festival in May.

What We’re Reading: Government Should Lead Interoperability – Electric Car Sales by State + More

October 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!

Q&A with D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie: Government Could be Your Next Investor

October 28, 2014
Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, representing District of Columbia's Ward 5, recently announced a bill that would create D.C.’s own tech investment authority.


CoFoundersLab Matchup

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. Join CoFoundersLab for its DC Matchup!


Aging2.0 Pitch Event | Washington, DC

Featuring a panel of industry leaders, including Scott Collins, Link-age President and CEO and Andrew Carle, George Mason University Program in Housing Administration. Hear from local innovators and startups at an Aging2.0 Pitch Event hosted by Aging2.0 co-founder Stephen Johnston and Washington, DC Ambassador Carrie Gladstone. The event will include an overview of recent developments at Aging2.0 and the Academy startup program, an interdisciplinary panel on "investing in 50+" and pitches from local startups.  

General Assembly: Digital Marketers Who Code Info Session

Are you the kind of person who wants to be known as the digital marketer who can code? 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.   During the upcoming information session you will:
    • Learn how digital marketers use code in their daily jobs
    • Meet other digital marketers who like to code
    • Get an overview of the curriculum and course objectives
    • Meet the instructor, hear about his/her professional experience
    • Hear from Digital Marketing alumni and have the chance to ask them questions about their experience
    • Discover the perks of being a student at GA
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