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1776 Announces Partnership with The Chronicle of Higher Education

August 5, 2014, Washington, D.C. — 1776, a startup incubator platform in Washington, D.C., today announced its partnership with The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading source of news, advice and hiring solutions for college and university faculty and administrators.

Located just a few blocks from 1776, The Chronicle staff of more than 200 professionals is dedicated to delivering news and advice for the higher education and non-profit sectors, as well as developing industry-leading hiring solutions such as the fast-growing career community, Vitae. The Chronicle will host a series of workshops, mentoring sessions, and semi-annual roundtables with the goal of sharing its unique insights into the higher education marketplace with 1776 education technology startups.

“Education technology-startups are fundamentally changing the way we learn, but the slow-moving, bureaucratic and political nature of the Education sector can make it difficult to disrupt,” said Evan Burfield, co-founder of 1776. “The Chronicle will provide our startups with the kind of expertise, connections, and institutional knowledge that they need to succeed in such a tough industry.”

“The partnership with 1776 allows The Chronicle to provide a unique vantage point that may surprise people–we are the founders of a vibrant ed tech start-up delivering a world-class online community and hiring solutions for higher ed leaders and professionals,” said Don Sargent, Chief Technology Officer at The Chronicle of Higher Education. “Our track record as an innovator, along with our history as the most comprehensive source of higher education news positions us to spot market trends before anyone else.”

About 1776

1776 is a platform to reinvent America by connecting the hottest startups from around the world with the assets of the most powerful city on earth. In the heart of Washington, D.C., just a few blocks from the White House, 1776 is where startups tackling major national challenges in education, energy, health care, government, and other highly regulated industries can engage to build the future of our economy. For more information, visit our website or follow at @1776dc.

About The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc. is the leading source of news, data, and jobs for the higher education and nonprofit communities. The Chronicle of Higher Education, the company’s flagship publication, has more than 270,000 print and digital readers weekly, and reaches 2.1 million college and university faculty members and administrators online every month.

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Lisa Throckmorton