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1776 Washington, D.C.

Just blocks from the White House, 1776’s Washington, D.C. Campus serves as a hub of innovation and collaboration in the nation’s capital. Startup members enjoy the benefits of a connected campus in one of the world’s most powerful cities.

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See our Washington, D.C. Campus for yourself! Click the link below to set up a membership tour. You’ll explore our campus and demo our digital platform Union — which connects our global network of startups, mentors, and curriculum to power innovation around the world.

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1776's Washington DC Campus
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Ready to join our Washington, D.C. community of startups? Apply today to unlock workspace, resources and programming — all customized for startups innovating in critical industries like education, energy, health & more. Membership for the D.C. campus starts at $350, with options from unreserved 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.

Washington, D.C.

1133 15th St NW 

Floor 12

Washington D.C 20005


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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