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1776 Fall Accelerator: Getting Startups in the Regulated Marketspace Investor Ready



1776 is launching a Startup Accelerator that will target early seed stage companies looking to take their idea beyond concept to investor ready. The goal of this accelerator is to provide founders with the curated knowledge and tools they need to position their companies for fundraising success.

As a participant of the accelerator, companies also gain access to our dynamic curriculum, network relationships, capital partners, curated events, and workspace on campuses. Upon completion of the cohort program, participating companies will also be provided workspace at any of its locations for an additional six (6) months and ongoing incubation support from the 1776 leadership team.  

Our first cohort will start September 18, 2018 and will be a 3-month intensive program focused on tech enabled companies operating in the regulated market space.  Each week, the 1776 leadership team and selected EIR’s, will work directly with the cohort to ensure successful progression and positioning.  1776 will also pair each of the companies with the best strategic mentor from its global network for the entire three month program.

1776 is excited to redefine what acceleration programming and being investor-ready means to founders.  


General Information


Applications are now open for 1776’s first cohort at its newly launched Startup Accelerator that will focus on companies innovating in the regulated marketspace.   Every day entrepreneurs are using technology to find solutions on how to fix our transportation, health care, energy, education, and financial sectors. Navigating the regulated marketplace and understanding how to work with regulators will require new strategies and skill sets.  

We will pair our core accelerator programming with a 3-month focused program that will leverage our knowledge of the regulated marketspace, our global network strategic mentors, and experts within the field.  

Applications will remain open until August 24th.   We will send notifications to those accepted by August 31st with the first cohort starting September 18th.   

We are excited to bring this dynamic programming to entrepreneurs as they seek to become investor ready and take their companies to the next level.  

About the 1776 Fall Cohort 


The 1776 Fall Accelerator will take place at 1776’s Washington, DC Campus over the course of 90 days. Throughout the program, the startups will gain access to our dynamic curriculum, network relationships, capital partners, curated events, and workspace at our campuses.  They will also gain access to specific mentors and staff from 1776 to help build their companies to become investor ready. Apply to participate in the 1776 Fall Accelerator.


1776 Fall Accelerator FAQ

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