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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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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…

Weekly Trend: How Sensors and Big Data Aim to Reduce Traffic Congestion

October 20, 2014
Some cities and states have begun turning toward a grid of inter-connected ‘smart’ traffic lights to ameliorate traffic congestion.

Member Spotlight: MPOWER’s Manu Smadja Removes Financial Barriers in Education

October 17, 2014
MPOWER stays ahead of the game. The company proposes a radically new way of funding college education by partnering with universities, pooling investments from private investors and applying advanced risk…

Weekly Trend: How Tech is Fighting Back Against Sexual Assault

October 17, 2014
Many innovative companies are brainstorming ways to take fear away from people’s everyday lives.


Batter Up! 1776 Pitch Night for 2014 i.Lab Incubator Ventures

Please join your fellow Darden alumni and entrepreneurs for the third installment of the Darden/1776 Entrepreneurship Series, which will feature pitches from 2014 U.Va. i.Lab Incubator companies. Learn about innovative concepts being launched in Charlottesville — with cocktail in hand!   Register here

General Assembly: Product Management Immersive Info Session

Are you curious about General Assembly’s upcoming Product Management Immersive Course? Whether you’re looking to cross-over into a product focused role or level up in your existing role, join us and figure out if this course is a fit for you.

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General Assembly: Back-End Web Development Info Session

Are you curious about General Assembly’s upcoming Back-End Web Development Course? Of course you are. Whether you’re looking to cross-over into a role that requires you to know web programming, level up in your existing role, or you’re curious about programming, join us and figure out if this course is a fit for you.

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