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1776 Announces Partnership with Aronson

Washington, D.C., February 10, 2014 — 1776, a startup incubator platform based in Washington, D.C., today announced a partnership with accounting and consulting firm Aronson to assist D.C. startups in navigating all stages of the business cycle.

Aronson will hold regular office hours, host talks on critical business issues affecting startups and participate in key events throughout the year. Aronson has also announced it will connect 1776’s startups with its current clients to help cultivate mutually beneficial relationships between companies.

With an emphasis on government contracting and technology industries practices, Aronson brings a wealth of knowledge to 1776’s members, who focus on regulated industries, such as education, energy, health care and government.  Through the partnership, 1776 members will receive support on the complexities of starting a business, developing scalable business models and building these businesses on strong foundations.

Since its opening in April 2013, 1776 has rapidly become the center of gravity for the DC startup community. The organization is housed in a historic D.C. building four blocks from the White House, where it offers collaborative work space, an events venue and mentorship programs for hundreds of startups.

“As a firm that has been practicing in this region for more than 50 years, we are excited by the opportunity to help usher new companies into the future,” said Jeffery P. Capron, Aronson’s Managing Partner. “There is an energy and entrepreneurial spirit in the DC business community that is unique, and we are proud to be a part of that. Aronson is a company with innovative ideas and we’re enthusiastic about being a part of this growing initiative.”

“At 1776, we are excited to offer members mentorship and support throughout the entire startup process. Partnering with Aronson will help our startups get the advice they need to create strong financial foundations for their businesses,” said Steve Graubart, CFO of 1776.



About Aronson LLC

As the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier accounting and consulting firm, Aronson has built a legacy of excellence during the more than 50 years it has served its clients. Aronson specializes in comprehensive audit, tax and consulting services for clients ranging from individual taxpayers up through publicly traded companies.  Aronson’s professionals stay ahead of trends to meet and exceed expectations through their unique combination of personal service and innovative expertise. Dedicated to providing a complete financial solution, Aronson is more than just a typical accounting firm – it is a trusted advisor to its clients.  Aronson has been named one of the Metro area’s Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal in 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013.  For more information about Aronson, visit and follow us at @AronsonLLC for news and updates.


About 1776

1776 is a major initiative focused on helping entrepreneurs seeking to reinvent our lives as citizens. Located just blocks from the White House, 1776 convenes, incubates, and accelerates startups from around the world by connecting them to the political, intellectual, social and financial capital that make Washington, DC unique.  For more information on 1776, visit or follow @1776dc.



For more information, contact:

Lisa Throckmorton

1776/Speakerbox Communications