At 1776, we know that startups can change the world and we’re building the global community to provide the intellectual, social, and financial capital to help them make that a reality.
We’ve purposely chosen challenging, government-dominated markets because our roots in Washington, DC give us proprietary connections, insights, and tools that can be used to drive massive scale revenue growth. The key to it all is connections and learning.
We connect our startups to the latest wisdom on how to build highly scalable businesses through our curriculum. To expert mentors who can help startups quickly solve problems. To markets through our institutional and corporate partners. To capital through our investor network. And to talent through our community relationships across the globe. Here are just a few different ways to join our global community:
To build and scale a business, it takes more than just a great idea. By joining 1776, startups gain access to a global network of connections with established institutions and corporations, influencers, expert mentors, and investors.Become a startup member
The world has changed, and corporations are finding a storm of technology and disruption raining on them from seemingly every direction. By joining 1776, corporate member gain a critical new lens into these bold new solutions as well as the very culture, mindset and tools entrepreneurs employ to think differently about the future.Become a corporate member
The startups in the 1776 Seed Fund portfolio are those that have put the full power of the 1776 connections to work, proven they can build highly scalable businesses in regulated markets, and are poised to drive change in areas that will make a positive impact on our world’s biggest challenges.Learn about our Portfolio
Want to get involved in the 1776 community, but you’re not sure how? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll find the right fit for you.
Meet our founders
1776 was founded in February 2013 with the vision of building an inclusive incubator for startups disrupting entrenched industries. In 2017, Benjamin’s Desk, a Philadelphia based co-working company, merged with 1776 to create the largest entrepreneurial ecosystem for startups in the Northeast Corridor.
Meet our Team
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1776 in the News
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