Posts Tagged ‘1776’

President Obama Pays a Visit to Tech Hub 1776

We've got a special guest mentor visiting our #startups today! @BarackObama pic.twitter.com/BzEwQPuPEL
— 1776 (@1776dc) July 3, 2014

In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit this morning to the most fittingly named D.C. establishment he could find: the tech hub 1776.
The expanding tech offices on 15th Street NW, just blocks [...]

Why Tech Won’t Liberate D.C.’s Economy From the Feds

A year ago, Mayor Vince Gray stood in a 15th Street NW penthouse and proclaimed that the assembled crowd was bearing witness to the next step in severing D.C.’s dependence on the federal government. The answer, he said, was technology. “I want to be able to look back and say I was part of making [...]

D.C. Director of Business Development Decamps for Startup Hub

David Zipper, the District's director of business development and strategy who has overseen a strong push to make the city a major technology center, is leaving the mayor's office to take on a senior role at the startup hub 1776.
Zipper has worked in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development for [...]

D.C. Tech Hub 1776 Launches to Much Hoopla

With heaps of praise from city officials and local and national entrepreneurs, the tech startup campus/school/accelerator 1776 launched this morning in its space at 1133 15th St. NW.
The 12th-floor, 15,000-square-foot space isn't exactly ready for move-in—its future occupants are currently working in temporary space on the eighth floor—but already, the project is being touted as [...]

Tech Hub 1776 Aims to Revolutionize D.C.’s Startup Scene

Here's some news that's bound to be met with lavish praise from city officials seeking to turn D.C. into the East Coast's biggest tech hub: Next week will mark the official launch of a new startup center with grand ambitions to bring together D.C.'s power players and entrepreneurs.
Co-founders Evan Burfield of Startup D.C. and Donna Harris [...]

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