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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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