Washington, D.C., January 17, 2013 — Today AT&T presented 1776 with a grant to support entrepreneurial use of existing and emerging technology at DC’s most innovative and promising startups.
The grant reflects AT&T’s ongoing commitment and investment in innovation on multiple levels. AT&T has been a continued source of support for 1776 through event sponsorship, executive speakers, featured roundtable discussions on topics such as women in technology, mentorship and other programs. Similarly, through AT&T Aspire and other programs, AT&T works with students and young professionals to develop a well-educated workforce to help the United States remain the leader in a digital, global economy.
At its campus located just four blocks from the White House, 1776 offers full-time immersive educational programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops focusing in technology, business and design.
“As a global leader in innovative technologies with established roots in the Washington, DC community, AT&T looks forward to collaborating with 1776 and the local startup community to find new ways to address major consumer, business and societal needs,” said Jennifer Kuhn of AT&T. “We see today’s grant as a natural extension of our commitment to innovation, building on the work coming out of the AT&T Foundry innovation centers, AT&T Labs and hackathons across the country.”
“AT&T has been a supporting partner of 1776 from the beginning. We are excited to continue and solidify our relationship with them so that we can better help our members tackle seemingly insurmountable challenges in the education, energy, health care, government and other industries,” said Donna Harris, co-founder of 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 http://1776dc.com/ or follow at @1776dc
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