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1776 @ Greencourt Innovation Center


The 1776 @ Greencourt Innovation Center will help build and sustain a community of entrepreneurs and innovators who are translating new ideas into products, services and ventures destined to transform our region and beyond. Across the street from the newly renovated Federal Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) Montgomery County headquarters and less than half a mile from the Twinbrook Metro Station, in the heart of North Bethesda’s warehouse district. GIC’s 103,000-square-foot building seamlessly blends in with its industrial neighbors, and was the winner of a 2018 AIA Design Award for Excellence in Adaptive Re-use.

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We're Hiring for This Campus!

1776 is looking for highly qualified, motivated individuals to join our team as Campus Manager at 1776 @ Greencourt Innovation Center. Join us in helping to shape the future of innovation that blooms from New Jersey to Virginia and impacts the globe.

1776 @ Greencourt Innovation Center – Campus Manager

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By becoming a startup member of 1776 @ GIC, 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.


Greencourt Innovation Center

12358 Parklawn Drive 

North Bethesda, MD 20852

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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