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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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What We Read: Week of November 24 to 26

November 26, 2014
Even startups need to take a few days to be thankful and spend time with family. That’s why we’re taking off the rest of the week to celebrate Thanksgiving. Luckily,…

Winner Spotlight: Cognotion’s Jonathan Dariyanani Creates Out of the Box Revolutionary Training Tool for Employees

November 26, 2014
Have you ever found yourself flipping through a binder full of texts and diagrams when training for a new job? What if you could get trained by playing games instead?…

What We’re Reading: College Enrollment Down – Open-Source Robots + More

November 26, 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: College enrollment is declining, according to…

Weekly Trend: Why the White House Wants More Technology in Schools

November 26, 2014
There was no mention of Shakespeare or Homer at President Barack Obama’s “ConnectED to the Future” gathering on Nov. 19 at the White House.

Winner Spotlight: Bandwagon Tackles Ridesharing By Letting Passengers Split Taxis

November 25, 2014
The problem of getting a ride in a crowded city is one that startups left and right are trying to tackle. But while Uber, Lyft and other mobile apps have…

Winner Spotlight: Sealed Uses Guarantees to Get Homeowners to Trust in Energy Savings

November 25, 2014
Finding cash on the street was just the affirmation that Andy Frank needed to assure him that his energy-efficiency-related startup idea was a good one. From there, Frank launched Sealed, which…


Startup Grind with Peter Barris, NEA

Peter Barris is the Managing General Partner of New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the biggest VC funds in the world.  NEA's assets under management have grown from $1B to over $13B and the firm has expanded its operations to India and China. Join Startup Grind for another great interview at 1776!

The Atlantic’s Small Business Forum

With today's small business community encompassing everything from tech startups to iconic family-owned restaurants, The Atlantic's fourth annual SmallBusiness Forum will explore the extraordinary diversity of small businessventures and investigate the policies that can promote—or discourage—entrepreneurship of all types.

TechNoir 2.0

The mission of Technoir is to showcase, fund, and celebrate diverse companies and ideas. We do this through economic empowerment, creative social events, and valuable programming that can help get new ideas out to the world. We believe that often the only thing holding back new innovators is a lack of the kinds of support and resources needed to turn great ideas into reality. Join Technoir 2.0 for an evening featuring pitches from startups, live music, and good company!

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