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DC’s 1776 Plans to Launch a $25 Million Fund

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DC startup hub 1776 has filed paperwork for a $25 million startup fund, reported the Washington Business Journal. The SEC filing that the Business Journal discovered was made on May 1 by 1776 cofounders Evan Burfield and Donna Harris. According to the filing, the full $25 million still remains to be sold.  As for what… Read more »

WaterLens and Plugsurfing Move on to Challenge Cup Global Finals, Some Surprise Honorable Mentions


Last night, 16 startups from around the world competed in 1776’s Challenge Cup Energy Semifinals in Washington, D.C., with two startups – one domestic, one international – moving on to compete at Global Finals this Saturday. The second of four semifinal competitions during the Challenge Festival, yesterday’s results deviated from the prior day’s Education Semifinals in that the judges announced two honorable… Read more »

EduCanon and Win The Challenge Cup’s Education Semifinals, Head Into Global Finals


After kicking off with an opening party last Friday night, 1776’s Challenge Festival went into full swing yesterday, with the first of four semifinal competitions that will take place throughout the week. Of the 16 education startups that competed at last night’s Challenge Cup: Education Semifinals competition, D.C. semifinalist eduCanon and Tel Aviv’s successfully pitched their way into Saturday’s Global Finals. Additionally, we have the results from… Read more »

Attend the Challenge Festival Conference on Grand Challenges and Learn How Startups Can Revolutionize Regulated Industries


After six months of touring 16 cities around the world and discovering 64 of the most innovative startups in the categories of health, education, smart cities, and energy, 1776’s Challenge Cup competition has finally made its way back to Washington, DC. At tonight’s Challenge Festival Opening Party, competitors, speakers, and attendees will get the opportunity to mingle and… Read more »