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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: Entrepreneurship Camps Are Already Educating Next-Gen Entrepreneurs

July 23, 2014
There’s no question that the Millennial generation is entrepreneurial, but what about the generation after them? After all, children today are coming of age in the knowledge economy; their experience…

How to Pitch to Health Innovators—As Told by Health Innovators

July 22, 2014
Pitching isn’t easy. Finding someone to pitch to isn’t exactly a cakewalk either. After all, one must climb the hierarchical ladder—using the right connections—before even reaching investors face to face.…

What We’re Reading: Mobile Health’s Patient Problem – Flipping Public-Sector Procurement + More

July 22, 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!

Weekly Trend: The Future of Farming Finds Its Roots in the City

July 22, 2014
“Buying Local” is taking on a whole new meaning for city dwellers.

What We’re Reading: Printed Batteries — Student Loan Data + More

July 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: Why is the current student loan…

Purpose Meets Scale: Ethical Electric Promotes Clean Energy, Environmental Causes

July 21, 2014
The D.C.-based startup uses renewable wind and solar power to bring consumers clean energy—and lets users switch over without the hassle of dealing with utility companies.

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Harvard Graduate School Outreach Event for College Students
7.24.14

This event is designed for college students who are currently interning in the Washington, DC area. The event will include the opportunity to speak with Admissions Officers from Harvard Kennedy School,Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School and HBX. This event is sponsored by National Education Week. Registration will begin at 6:30 PM.

General Assembly: Branding for Innovators Bootcamp
7.25.14

Innovators comes in all shapes and sizes: Startups, for-profit and non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, and product managers all need to be innovative in order to survive. In this workshop, students will learn innovative branding concepts and methodologies, develop brand promise statements, compose tagline options, sketch logo drafts, and work on flash pitches to present to peers in the class. Instructor feedback will be provided during the various hands-on activities and the class will culminate with presentations of ideas-turned-brands. At the end of the day, students will have the essential elements of their brands ready for the next steps of bringing those ideas to market.

General Assembly: Product Management Info Session
7.26.14

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.