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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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Weekly Trend: Bringing in a New Era of ‘Precision Medicine’

January 26, 2015
In his State of the Union Address last week, President Barack Obama called for a new initiative to move forward with “precision medicine.” Precision medicine is the method of using…

What We Read: Week of January 19 to 23

January 23, 2015
Here's your window into the news that powered our thoughts at 1776 this week. Catch up on some of the best links from around the web!

Q&A: How Rep. Suzan DelBene Bridges the Gap between Policymakers & Entrepreneurs​

January 23, 2015
Yesterday, 1776 hosted Representative Suzan DelBene [D-WA] for a roundtable discussion with several startup founders. Her experience as an entrepreneur, a Microsoft executive and now a member of Congress lent…

What I’d Like to See in 2015: More Data in the Hands of Individuals

January 23, 2015
Getting individuals fast and easy access to their health information, when and where it matters most to them, and being able to seamlessly share this data across providers is a…

Weekly Trend: Solar Jobs Forecast Is Positive, In Spite of Investors’ Concerns

January 23, 2015
As of November 2014, the U.S. solar industry matched the coal industry in jobs, employing just over 173,000 workers in the U.S. According to The Solar Foundation’s 2014 National Solar…

Weekly Trend: Revamped GED Presents Opportunities for Startups

January 22, 2015
For Americans who didn’t graduate from high school, the GED has long been the gold-standard credential, promising a path to a better career or college or both. But a revision…


Microsoft Ventures Meetup

Join Microsoft Ventures to hear about their Seattle Accelerator! As a platform and productivity company, Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help startups succeed by providing mentorship, technology and expertise to build global companies, without taking equity. The session would be applicable for early stage startups interested in a specific technology arena, a founder interested in knowing what Microsoft Ventures is all about, or even late stage startups trying to understand if partnering with Microsoft could fuel growth for them. Food, beverages and open bar will be served. Come join us!  

FinTech & Entrepreneurship: Exploring the role of innovative financial services in advancing global entrepreneurship & development

FinTech and Entrepreneurship: Exploring the role of innovative financial services in advancing global entrepreneurship & development Join the Global Innovation Forum in partnership with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Engine, Intuit and 1776 for a breakfast discussion about the role of emerging technology-enabled financial services in empowering global entrepreneurship and development, and ways in which public policy can impact access to these services. Featuring a keynote conversation with: Congressman Jared Polis & perspectives on innovative online financing mechanisms, entrepreneurship and public policy from: Jeff Kaufman, Group Lead, QuickBooks Finance Jonny Price, Senior Director, Kiva ZIP, Art Stevens, Director for Social Innovation, PayPal Brandon Pollak, Director of Global Affairs, 1776 Mark Wu, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University Jake Colvin, Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum Breakfast and Registration from 8:00am Program from 8:30am – 10:00am  

GVH Live presents: The Gen Now Innovators Series

The first installment of GVH Live Presents: The Gen Now Innovators Series will feature Brett Johnson, the son of BET founders Bob and Sheila Johnson. Brett launched the Brett Johnson Collection, a line of luxury streetwear for men, in 2013 and at the event he will be debuting select piece from his Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. To learn more about the Brett Johnson Collection at The event consists of a reception, debut of pieces from the Spring/Summer 2015 Collection, sitdown conversation with Brett Johnson discussing fashion, innovation and entrepreneurship, and an after party featuring DJ Kylexi. Food and Drink will be provided for the event.
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