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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: 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.

Weekly Trend: Can the Open-Source Movement Break into Healthcare?

December 17, 2014
Remember the good old days where you had to rely on heavy books to guide your thinking? Between having to lug around the White Pages and the Yellow Pages and…

Looking to 2015: Digital Badging for the 21st Century

December 17, 2014
Who would have guessed that a cute, pixelated graphic—earned after completing a level in a popular video game—ever could evolve into a symbol of someone’s career potential?

What We’re Reading: HealthTech Drones – Tech for Special Education + More

December 16, 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!


Startup Grind with Tim Chi, WeddingWire

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

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 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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