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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SAT, Test Prep, Startups Evolve to Reflect 21st-Century Students

April 18, 2014
The Scholastic Aptitude Test coaching industry has existed for almost as long as the test itself. In 1926, the College Board tested 8,000 students using the SAT, thus ushering in the…

UClass Creates Teacher-Centric Solution Hub

April 18, 2014
Never before has there been an efficient way for teachers across America to connect online, share lesson plans, develop curriculum and have discussions. Enter UClass: a centralized and searchable resource…

Challenge Cup Around The World: Venues We Visited

April 17, 2014
The Challenge Cup took the 1776 team on a round-the-world tour of the hottest startup venues! From Moscow to Cape Town, check out all of the awesome venues we visited:…

Weekly Trend: ‘Avalanche of Innovation’ in Store as Edtech Startups Think Common Core

April 17, 2014
One of the best things that has happened to edtech startups in the last decade might just surprise you: It’s the Common Core. Edtech startups raised over $500 million during…

Challenge Cup Winner enACT Systems Makes Solar Accessible

April 17, 2014
If you have considered solar energy for your home or business you may have been scared off by high installation prices and timeframes. Yet, one entrepreneur is working to dispel…

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…


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!

General Assembly: Front-End Web Development Info Session

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

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A festival exploring inspiring solutions to the greatest challenges & 64 promising startups. May 9 - 17.