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Under construction and slated for completion at the end of 2020, the Innovation Hub, powered by 1776, will serve as the heartbeat of the 16 Tech Innovation District, where makers, innovators and entrepreneurs will have access to the space, resources, programs and creative energy to incubate new ideas and scale their businesses.

The Innovation Hub will include flexible office and incubator space, a makerspace, as well as a food hall and ample space for meetups and collaboration.  The flexible office and incubator space will be a membership-based community for entrepreneurs, academic researchers and corporate partners from multiple industries, and will provide a variety of membership options as well as private offices for teams of different sizes.

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16 Tech Innovation Hub

111 Monument Circle, Suite 1800

Indianapolis, IN 46204

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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