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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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What We Read This Week: August 18 to 22

August 22, 2014
Your window into the news that’s powering our thoughts at 1776. Catch up on some of the best links from around the web!   Education | Energy | Health |…

What We’re Reading: The Latest on Blended Learning – Uber’s Real Value to Society + More

August 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! Education: Catch up on everything blended learning…

What We’re Reading: Pondering HIPAA’s Effectiveness – Amazon Air Gears Up & More

August 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: Mashable gives us a big data overview…

Weekly Trend: As Schools Start Up for Fall, Smarter Lockdowns May Keep Classrooms Safe

August 21, 2014
In the last few years, school shootings have become an unfortunate and unwelcome reality in the U.S. In an effort to protect students and teachers in the future, startups are…

Hoard Cofounders Refuse To Be Put In A Box

August 21, 2014
What has this Berlin-based startup been up to since we first met in November 2013? We caught up with cofounder Arne Petersen.

Unplugging Our Cities: How We Can Ensure a Safe, Resilient Future

August 21, 2014
By 2050 more than 70 percent of Americans will live in urban areas, but this article is about tomatoes.



ContraryCon is a one-day conference focused on today’s current trends in interactive design, development and content production. The conference will consist of a series of short, focused presentations by creative thinkers based in the DC Metropolitan Area. Speakers will present ideas in opposition to popularly accepted trends and share their contrarian insights. Admission is completely free.

General Assembly: Digital Marketing Info Session

Are you curious about General Assembly’s upcoming Digital Marketing Course? Whether you’re looking to cross-over into a digital marketing focused role or level up in your existing role, join us and figure out if this course is a fit for you. During the upcoming information session you will:
  • Meet the GA team and potential classmates
  • Get an overview of the curriculum and course objectives
  • Meet the instructor, hear about his/her professional experience
  • Hear from Digital Marketing alumni and have the chance to ask them questions about their experience
  • Discover the perks of being a student at GA
Learn more about Digital Marketing ➝

General Assembly: The Science of Making Money: Establishing The Sales Funnel and Metrics

Sales is a vital part of every company. Sales managers, entrepreneurs, small business owners, marketing managers, and anyone involved in the sales process can benefit from having access to better metrics. In this class, you’ll learn how to build and manage an efficient sales force. We’ll discuss the importance of a sales funnel and establishing a CRM system to track revenues and performance. You’ll also find out how to identify the best KPIs and metrics for various business types, and get the foundation you need to build a successful sales organization.
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