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With campuses across Philadelphia, 1776 members access workspace, resources and community wherever’s most convenient for them. 1776 Rittenhouse is in the middle of downtown. Just blocks away from City Hall, it is the perfect location to hold a meeting. 1608 Walnut is the premier growth hub of Rittenhouse Row. 1776’s flagship space resides on the 12th floor of Philadelphia’s historic Sun Oil Building.

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Ready to join our Rittenhouse community of entrepreneurs, innovators or small business owners? Join today to unlock workspace, resources and programming – all customized for companies and entrepreneurs. Membership for the Rittenhouse campus starts at $199, and options range from hot desk communal seating to private offices

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By becoming a startup member of 1776, 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.


Sun Oil Building

1608 Walnut St, 12th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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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