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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

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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 Lingua.ly Win The Challenge Cup’s Education Semifinals, Head Into Global Finals

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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 Lingua.ly 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

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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 »




The Challenge Festival: How Innovation Can Accelerate Social Impact

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The Challenge Festival in DC is just around the corner, and host 1776 is getting ready to celebrate innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, and to showcase the world’s 64 most promising startups in the categories of education, health, smart cities and energy. During the week-long celebration, there will be a variety of events… Read more »


Who Is The Challenge Cup’s Hottest Smart Cities Startup?

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This Friday is the kickoff of the Challenge Festival in DC, the culmination of a huge global startup competition organized by startup hub 1776. Startups from 16 cities around the world will be competing in the categories of education, energy, health, and smart cities. Two winners from each category – one from the US and one from abroad… Read more »


Paul Singh’s Disruption Corporation Launches Disruption Research 

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Today, former 500 Startups partner and Disruption Corporation founder Paul Singh announced the launch of Disruption Research. “While most people know us for our latest venture fund, our actual business is research and reports,” wrote Singh. This announcement gives us a peek at Disruption Corporation’s bigger vision, which is to create a data platform similar… Read more »


Who Is The Challenge Cup’s Hottest Health Startup?

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This Friday is the kickoff of the Challenge Festival in DC, the culmination of a huge global startup competition organized by startup hub 1776. Startups from 16 cities around the world will be competing in the categories of education, energy, health, and smart cities. Two winners from each category – one from the US and one from abroad… Read more »


DC-Based Cybersecurity Accelerator MACH37 Opens Applications for Fall Cohort

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Last week, the DC-based cybersecurity accelerator MACH37 opened their application process for the Fall 2014 class of startups. This will be the accelerator’s third class of cybersecurity startups. Based at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, VA, MACH37 is a cybersecurity accelerator that helps develop the next generation of security product startups through its 90-day incubation program. Each… Read more »


Who Is The Challenge Cup’s Hottest Energy Startup? 

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This Friday is the kickoff of the Challenge Festival in DC, the culmination of a huge global startup competition organized by startup hub 1776. Startups from 16 cities around the world will be competing in the categories of education, energy, health, and smart cities. Two winners from each category – one from the US and one from abroad… Read more »


Join Us This Friday at 1776′s Challenge Festival Opening Party!

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Prepare to be taken over by startups, Washington, because 1776′s Challenge Festival is finally upon us. In the last 6 months, Tech Cocktail has been closely following the Challenge Cup as it trekked through 16 cities across the globe, starting in D.C. itself, moving through cities like Beijing and Berlin, and ending its tour of regional startup competitions in San Francisco. Next week, all 64… Read more »