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Virtual Programs & Events

While the majority of our membership is working from home, we will be offering virtual programs and events. We hope this will bring a sense of connectivity and engagement, as well as continue to provide valuable resources to our members and beyond.

This page contains the following:

  1. 1776 Featured Program
  2. 1776 Virtual Programs
  3. Partner Programs
  4. COVID-19 & Resources

1776 Virtual Programs 

Thursday, August 13 – 12:30 pm

  • 1776 Presents: Complete Your C-Suite
    • Are you looking for a new member to join your team? Join us for a virtual networking session to meet potential talent.
    • This event is for entrepreneurs with an existing startup looking to fill a senior level/leadership position (operations, finance, HR, Board Seat, etc.) and for individuals interested in filling these open roles. Participants will be placed in breakout sessions according to your hiring needs, with ample time for networking.Each entrepreneur will have 3-5 minutes (timed) for the following:
      • Introduction of yourself
      • Introduction of your role & company (What industry are you in?)
      • What are you looking for in a senior team member?
      • Audience Q&A
    • Tickets are limited, register today!

Thursday, August 20 – 12:30 pm

  • Startup Grind: Creative Leadership in Technology – Anna Fleeman Elhini (Creatrix® – Co-founder & Managing Director)
    • Anna Fleeman Elhini is co-founder and Managing Director of Creatrix®, an identity management company specializing in systems architecture, systems integration, and software engineering with expertise in biometrics, vetting, and credentialing. Anna is responsible for all of Creatrix’s corporate operations, business development, and marketing leveraging her nearly 20 years of experience in operations, project and contract management, survey research, and statistics. She has recently spearheaded the opening of a second Creatrix office in Franklin, Tennessee to complement the headquarters in Columbia, Maryland.
    • Anna holds a Master’s degree in Measurement and Quantitative Methods and is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Emory University. She has served as Chair and Co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Conference (MD), a Board Member of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, the Engagement Chair of the Women in Technology (WiT) of Central Maryland, a Howard Tech Council Ambassador, an Advisory Board Member of GovConnects, and an Emory University Applicant Interviewer for both the Baltimore/DC and greater Nashville areas.
    • Anna, her daughter Tessie, and their rescue hound Emmy recently relocated to Franklin, Tennessee after spending the last 20 years in Maryland.

Partner Events

Tuesday, August 18 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am

  • The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Presents: Business Continuity Planning: A Middle Market Executive Roundtable
    • Business continuity planning can be seen as a luxury when times are good, making it easy to relegate it to your nice-to-have list. But when the pandemic hit and businesses needed to adapt, a business continuity plan quickly became a necessity.
    • At this exclusive roundtable, leaders from middle market companies ($10M to $1B in annual revenue) will engage in expert-led discussions with their peers to understand what to consider when starting or adapting a business continuity plan in a recovering economy. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to focus on what matters now, evolve your operating model, make tough decisions about current expenses, and plan for future growth.

 Wednesday, August 19 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

  • Office Hours with Mike Gadsby, O3 World
    • The Pennovation Center is pleased to host office hours with Mike Gadsby, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at O3 World. Sign up for a time to meet with Mike to discuss:
      • Sales & marketing strategy
      • Product development
      • UI/UX design
      • Business model
      • O3’s Venture partnership (
    • Note: These office hours are open to Pennovation Works, PCI Ventures, and 1776 members!

Covid 19 & Resources

While the 1776 community is dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 health and economic related crisis, we are gathering resources to support your business survive and thrive.

Due to the current environment, information is changing at a rapid rate. While we do our best to provide timely updates, it is possible that the information shared below may change or be revised.

Read on to discover what’s available to you!

State Resources

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