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Connect. Collaborate. Innovate.

WE’RE OPEN! The Innovation Hub of HqO, powered by 1776, serves as the heartbeat of the 16 Tech Innovation District. 1776 at HqO is where startups, innovators, entrepreneurs and makers have access to the space, resources, programs and creative energy to incubate new ideas and scale their businesses.

The Innovation Hub includes:

  • Flexible private office and incubator space, dedicated desks, innovation suites and startup garages
  • Access to growth services, programming and events
  • Private labs and lab benches in partnership with the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute – interested in lab space? Click here to schedule a tour.
  • Machyne: A community-oriented makerspace to help bring big idea to life
  • AMP: An expansive artisan marketplace, dedicated to showcasing local culinary entrepreneurs and vendors

The flexible office and incubator space is a membership-based community for entrepreneurs, academic researchers and corporate partners from multiple industries.

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1776 Indianapolis in the News!

Boomerang Ventures to call 16Tech Innovation District ‘Home’

1776 Partners with 16 Tech to Create New Innovation Hub in Indianapolis, IN

16 Tech Unveils Brands for Innovation Hub

October 7, 2020:

Lightship Capital establishes new Midwest office at 16 Tech, within 1776 managed office space

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16 Tech Innovation Hub

1220 Waterway Blvd.

Indianapolis, IN 46202

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.

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