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1776 Crystal City
1776 Crystal City provides startup members the vibrant community, curriculum and connections they need to grow their businesses. Innovators from across Northern Virginia collaborate in our open-concept space that overlooks the best views and is just steps away from the Pentagon.
See our Crystal City Campus for yourself! Click the link below to set up a membership tour. You’ll take in our breathtaking views of D.C, explore our campus, and demo our digital platform Union – which connects our global network of startups, mentors, and curriculum to power innovation around the world.Schedule a Tour
Ready to join our Crystal City community of startups? Apply today to unlock workspace, resources and programming – all customized for startups innovating in critical industries like education, energy, health & more. Membership for the Crystal City campus starts at $350, and options range from unreserved communal seating to private offices.Apply Today
By becoming a startup member of 1776, you gain access to our extensive network of connections and resources—from expert mentors and investors to classes and events—regardless of your location. Learn more about our membership plans below.
Meet our founders
1776 was founded in February 2013 by serial entrepreneurs Donna Harris and Evan Burfield with the vision of building an inclusive incubator for startups disrupting entrenched industries. Over the course of the next four years, 1776 grew into a global enterprise with two campuses in the Greater Washington, DC area, Brooklyn, and Dubai, with over 800 startups under incubation and over 1000 mentors engaged on its platform UNION. 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. 1776’s proprietary software platform, UNION was spun out as a separate company.
Meet our Team
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