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1776 and Truss Partner to Expand Opportunities for  Small Business Owners in D.C.

1776 and Truss Partner to Expand Opportunities for  Small Business Owners in D.C.

Exclusive Partnership Connects Thriving Startups with their Next Office Space

Washington, D.C.  1776, the largest network of incubators to empower startup ecosystems in the Northeast Corridor, and Truss,  an award-winning platform for commercial real estate, announced today a new exclusive partnership serving startups in the Washington, D.C. area, including Crystal City, Va. 

1776 members, which are comprised of high-growth startups, will be able to find, tour and lease their next office space through Truss’ platform.  The entrepreneurs who are outgrowing their current space can use the artificial intelligence (AI) enabled platform to review and compare their options, such as the amenities and square footage.   

“We’re always looking for unique benefits and options for our member startups and Truss is a great solution to help them find their next office space without wasting their valuable time,” said   

Penny Lee, chief strategy officer of 1776.

As startups continue to grow and hire new team members, typically they need to find a new office space that offers the right functionality and offerings for their growing businesses, including conference rooms and break rooms.

“Startup founders are focused on the strategic vision of their business and relentlessly pressed for time in other areas. When headcount growth becomes an urgent issue, they demand an efficient solution to site selection. The Truss platform streamlines actionable data, enabling smart and fast decisions,” said Bobby Goodman, co-founder of Truss.

Truss and 1776 plan to look for more partnership opportunities and roll out the program in additional markets. 


More about 1776

1776 transforms markets by curating communities of entrepreneurs and enterprises in flexible work environments.  Their members gain access to a dynamic network and focused programming to provide the knowledge and resources necessary to spur innovation and solve complex challenges.  With 10 campuses, from Washington, DC to New York City, they are the nation’s largest network of incubators.  For more information, please visit and follow @1776 on Twitter and @1776vc on Instagram.

More about Truss

Truss helps small and medium businesses, find, lease and tour office, industrial and retail space with more than 300 million square feet available in Chicago, Miami, D.C., Northern Virginia, Houston, Dallas and Austin. The business owner can search for the space from their own computers or mobile devices. The AI-enabled technology enables business owners to find the right space in a convenient and easy manner.  Truss also offers dedicated brokers who act as the point person throughout the seamless process.  To learn more about Truss, visit or follow them on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.