Washington, DC, April 9, 2013 – Today, 1776, a new initiative to convene and accelerate startups in the heart of the District of Columbia, announced that it has officially opened its Campus and over 75 new Members have moved in. Through Reserved, Unreserved, Nights and Weekends, and Affiliate membership options, Members have access to 15,000 square feet of co-working space as well as private access to exclusive programming, events and more.
“The 1776 Campus will serve as the hub for 1776 programs going forward, including our incubator, events, school, and accelerator program,” said Evan Burfield, co-founder of 1776. “After studying innovative models from around the world, we’ve integrated the best of what others are doing with elements that the 1776 Campus unique to Washington and evocative of the culture of our nation’s capital.”
The 1776 Campus is the first of multiple programs that 1776 will be launching in 2013. The Campus brings together promising startups, mentors, corporate partners, and investors through the direct activities of 1776 as well as partnerships with universities and embassies.
“We’ve already received nearly 200 Membership applications for the Campus from companies in the DC, Maryland and Virginia region, as well as from companies as far away as California, Florida, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Washington State,” said Donna Harris, co-founder of 1776. “We’ll continue to accept membership applications, and we’ve purposely saved seats for future members so we can curate the most interesting community of high potential companies.”
The Founding and Opening Members of 1776 include the following companies:
1776 is a major initiative focused on helping entrepreneurs seeking to solve the country’s biggest problems. Located just blocks from the White House, 1776 convenes and accelerates startups from around the world by connecting them to the political, intellectual, social and financial capital that make Washington, DC unique. Visit www.1776dc.com for more information and follow 1776 at @1776dc.
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