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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’re Reading: Revamping College Admissions – Cancer-detecting Pills + More

October 30, 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: The Washington Post looks at how…

Toronto Startups Capitalize on Universities, Try to Convince Corporations to Become Early Customers

October 30, 2014
Gideon Hayden has experienced Canada’s startup scene from every vantage point. He was picked to be in the first group of The Next 36, Canada’s most prestigious program for identifying young…

Weekly Trend: The Sharing Economy Breeds Trust—But Not Actual Sharing

October 30, 2014
Sharing, in the traditional sense, denotes selflessness—kindness for kindness’s sake. Yet, the sharing economy is different.

What We’re Reading: D.C. Legalizes Uber – Ebola and HealthIT + More

October 29, 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!

Learning Science and Personal Success Skills: A Path to Redemption for Education Innovation

October 29, 2014
Innovation is losing its shine. Critiques in the pages of the New Yorker, growing use of scare quotes around the word, and the eye-rolling the word now provokes—all reflect overuse…

Weekly Trend: Lockheed Martin Ushers in Nuclear Era with Fusion Reactor Announcement

October 29, 2014
Has the world seen a breakthrough in clean energy?


General Assembly: Web Development Immersive: Application Walkthrough

Are you hoping to take General Assembly’s upcoming Web Development Immersive Course? Take advantage of an opportunity to walk through the entire interview process in one day.

During the enrollment day you will meet the GA team, get an overview of the curriculum and course objectives, fill out the Web Development Immersive application and complete the process with a brief interview, and even try your hand at code. Attendees who complete all steps will receive an answer that evening from the admissions team concerning a seat in the Web Development Immersive beginning November 17th.

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CoFoundersLab Matchup

Did you know that founding teams with multiple co-founders have a greater chance of success? If you’re looking for someone to join your venture, looking for a venture to join, or open to either, sign up and attend our local, in-person Meetups to discover the perfect co-founder to round out your team. You’ll meet other entrepreneurs who are as energized as you are about launching a new business and who possess a wide range of unique experiences, ideas, and skills. Join CoFoundersLab for its DC Matchup!


Aging2.0 Pitch Event | Washington, DC

Featuring a panel of industry leaders, including Scott Collins, Link-age President and CEO and Andrew Carle, George Mason University Program in Housing Administration. Hear from local innovators and startups at an Aging2.0 Pitch Event hosted by Aging2.0 co-founder Stephen Johnston and Washington, DC Ambassador Carrie Gladstone. The event will include an overview of recent developments at Aging2.0 and the Academy startup program, an interdisciplinary panel on "investing in 50+" and pitches from local startups.  
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