1776 (company)

1776 (company)

1776 is a startup incubator founded in Washington, D.C. by entrepreneurs Evan Burfield and Donna Harris in 2013.

1776 is a public benefit corporation focused on solving societal challenges in regulated sectors such as education, energy, transportation, and healthcare. In October 2017, 1776 merged with Philadelphia-based Benjamin's Desk to become the nation’s largest network of incubators with 10 campuses on the east coast. 1776 is now led by Benjamin's Desk co-founder Jenn Maher.

History

In 2015, 1776 closed its seed fund at $12.5 million.

Since its founding and prior to its merger, more than 700 companies have gone through the incubator program, including startups in healthcare, transportation, energy, education, and smart cities. Health companies include: Babyscripts, CancerIQ, Cognotion, Dorsata, and Orchestra One. In October 2017, 1776 merged with Benjamin's Desk.

Programs

1776 startup members have access to a network of mentors, classes, and resources to build their businesses. The 1776 Campus opened in April 2013. A partnership with entrepreneurial educational institution General Assembly was announced on September 9, 2013, and as a result, 1776 holds programs, courses, classes and workshops in technology, business, and design at the Campus.

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Funding rounds

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Investment
1776 (Company) Seed Funding Round
Seed round
12,500,000
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Associated investment funds

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Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
1776 Seed Investors, LP
25,000,000
Washington, D.C.
May 1, 2014
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People

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Role
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Andrew Stein

Employee

Ben Hatten

Advisor

Bob Dorf

Mentor

Brandon Pollak

Employee

Brandon Yuhas

Employee

Brittany Heyd

Employee

Bryan Wynkoop

Employee

Caroline Walsh

Employee

Christopher Silberman

Employee

Clare Bennett

Employee

Donna Harris

Employee

Eitan Kahn

Employee

Evan Burfield

Founder

Fred Oliveira

Employee

Garrett Johnson

Employee

Harry Alford

Employee

Helene Nygard

Employee

Jacen F. Sherman

Employee

Kate Nolan

Employee

Kim Horwitz

Employee

Matt Garza

Employee

Matthew Greenspan

Employee

Meagan Riley

Employee

Michael Yoch

Mentor

Morgan Gress

Employee

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