The most promising startups. The greatest challenges. 1776 is passionate about reinventing our lives as citizens. We connect startups with the resources they need to grow—from mentorship and corporate connections to capital and media attention—in sectors such as education, health, energy, and smart cities.


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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How Is the Capital Landscape Evolving? We Asked Four Experts

April 16, 2014
The investment landscape seems to shift as rapidly as the seasons in D.C.—winter one minute, then suddenly spring the next. And while many of those changes bring new opportunities for…

Weekly Trends: How M2M Is Influencing the Energy Industry

April 16, 2014
Typically, M2M, or machine-to-machine devices, are used industrially, by consumers and in general communications. However, the energy sector is beginning to see the benefits of M2M. Recently, energy companies have…

Innovation Meets Compassion: How to Help the Homeless

April 15, 2014
What if you could easily help out the homeless man or woman you walk past every morning on your way to work? Thanks to HandUp, you can now donate online…

Weekly Trends: Will Smart Cities Combat the Apocalypse?

April 15, 2014
Smart cities have leveraged technology to accomplish a great range of things in the 21st century—from making it easy to find a parking spot, to using predictive analysis to better allocate…

Weekly Trends: Startups Help Google Glass Give Doctors a Hand

April 14, 2014
Perhaps you’ve heard of Google Glass—the ultra-sophisticated and pricey ($1500!) wearable computer from Google. Maybe you even have preconceived notions as to who is the kind of person who wears Google Glass,…

Want to Build a Bay-Area Startup? referralMD Founder Jonathan Govette Has Advice

April 11, 2014
Referring patients to other healthcare providers or specialists can be a time-consuming and complicated process. referralMD is making it easy through their online referral network, which helps doctors refer patients…


General Assembly: Product Management Info Session

Are you curious about General Assembly’s upcoming Product Management 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.

General Assembly: Viral Context: Measuring Your Social Impact

What does it truly mean to “Go Viral”? How is the social web changing the structure of what is relevant in society? How does one maximize their ability to be relevant in a social web era? Find out the answers and more at our event!

Startup Grind: Ellen Miller, The Sunlight Foundation

Startup Grind DC comes to 1776 for yet another great interview. Ellen Miller is the co-founder and executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to open data in government transparency and accountability. Join us to hear from one of the leading social entrepreneurs in the DC area!

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