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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs in Dallas

By | May 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

The Dallas startup scene is BOOMING and this month LAUNCHDFW, The DEC, Tech Wildcatters and Startup Grind have partnered to produce a day to celebrate female entrepreneurs.   Jennifer Conley of the organizing team encourages all women to come out to this free event…

Acquisition

DC

1776 Absorbs Disruption Corporation, Expands Into Crystal City

By | Apr 16, 2015 at 1:44 pm

In March 2013, Paul Singh stepped down from his position as partner at 500 Startups and unveiled his new startup, Dashboard.io, which had just raised around $250,000 from DC’s NextGenAngels. Almost a year later, Disruption Corporation (the new name of Dashboard.io) announced the creation of…

Enqos – Tower V1

News

DC

1776 Gets Support from Former Obama Campaign Strategists

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

Yesterday, Precision Strategies – the communications and digital consulting firm founded by former Obama deputy campaign managers Stephanie Cutter and Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, and digital director Teddy Goff – announced a partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776. The partnership will provide 1776…

Business

Collaboration Versus Competition, When Building a Startup Ecosystem [VIDEO]

By | Oct 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm

There is no question that creating a city where collisions happen is imperative for a sustainable ecosystem. However, it requires time and strong will to build cities that encourages collaborations. Dylan Jorgensen led the conversation during Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference about the hurdles that must be overcome…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

To Close the Tech Talent Gap, We Need to Rethink Education

By | Oct 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Following an engaging panel on how to create a “collisionable city” – a city conducive to interpersonal collisions that promote collaboration – at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, the discussion on stage switched to what public and private entities can do to support the…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

Entrepreneurs with Big Egos Have No Place in Startup Communities

By | Oct 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm

To kick off this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, a panel of experts discussed how to create cities where collaboration is encouraged. An entrepreneurial hub needs to be a place where collisions happen and startups grow. Dylan Jorgensen led the conversation by asking panelists to describe a framework…

Business

DC

Today: RideScout’s Virtual Town Hall on Growing, Selling a Startup

By | Sep 12, 2014 at 10:30 am

From launching its service in DC last November, to getting acquired by car2go earlier this month, RideScout has done tremendously well for itself in a fairly short time frame. The company announced yesterday that it plans to hold a virtual town hall today, which…

Challenge Cup

DC

Join the Corporate Revolution and Learn How Startups are Changing Big-Business Strategy

By | May 8, 2014 at 4:24 pm

The Challenge Festival kicks off tomorrow evening with an opening party at 1776, followed by a week of startup competition and conferences that will get your innovative juices flowing. One such conference is The Corporate Revolution, a lunchtime event that will be held on…

Entrepreneur

DC

5 Things You Should Know about XPRIZE and Incentivized Prize Competitions

By | Feb 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm

At an event last Wednesday at Tesla Motors in downtown DC, the X Prize Foundation held a panel discussion on the role of incentivized prize competitions on American innovation. It talked about how the private sector and government can work together to encourage innovators…

Business

DC

The 1776 Challenge Festival is Coming to DC

By | Feb 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm

We’ve been following the 1776 Challenge Cup Tour over the last few months as they look for the world’s most promising startups that tackle global challenges in education, energy, healthcare, and cities. Today 1776 announced what they’ll be doing for the culmination of their…

Business

DC

1776 Receives Grant from AT&T

By | Jan 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Today, the Washington D.C. co-working space 1776 was presented with a grant from AT&T to support the entrepreneurial use of existing and emerging technology at D.C.’s top startup prospects. This isn’t the first time AT&T has gotten involved with 1776 as they have also sponsored events,…

Challenge Cup

DC

Pitch Perfect: Lessons on the Startup Pitch at Challenge Cup DC

By | Oct 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Today’s the day! Today’s the day! Okay, well, yesterday was the day – but whatever! The Challenge Cup, an international startup competition aimed at finding the most innovative startup solving a pressing global issue, kicked off yesterday with its DC regional competition. Taking place at 1776, day…

Entrepreneur

DC

1776 Cofounders Open Up About the Purpose of Their DC Startup Campus

By | Oct 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

Tech Cocktail is a partner with 1776 for their Challenge Cup competition.  In July, a long and intense debate arose over the role of 1776 in the DC Tech community. 1776 is a coworking and education space, incubator, and accelerator that was founded in…

Entrepreneur

Startup America Winds Down. Rolled Into UP Global With Startup Weekend

By | May 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

After two and half years of helping to foster entrepreneurship, the Startup America Partnership has announced they will be rolled into Startup Weekend, which is backed by the Kauffman Foundation. The two brands will live under the new brand, Up Global which according to…

Entrepreneur

DC

Take a Tour of 1776, a New Incubator in DC

By | Feb 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Tonight is the launch party for 1776, a new 15,000-square-foot incubator in Washington, DC, that hopes to serve as a central hub for a growing startup scene. According to cofounder Donna Harris, the goal is to connect two worlds in DC that have always…

Business

DC

Experts Tell Congress: Help Startups Grow Outside the Valley

By | Feb 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

In testimony before the House Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship last Tuesday, experts from the startup industry urged Congress to support the growing startup scenes outside Silicon Valley. The caucus meets regularly to discuss entrepreneurship and learn from people in the industry. Its goal…

Accelerator

DC

1776 DC Tech Startup Campus and Hub Aims To Tackle Big Problems

By | Jan 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Since the Washington, D.C. region is so spread out with Maryland, Virginia and The District making up the unique area, finding a central hub for tech startups has been something the region has struggled with. Last year The Fort, a startup accelerator and work…