Welcome to the 1776 newsletter—your pulse on trends and startups innovating in industries that matter. Here you’ll find news on education, energy, health and cities, followed by events and classes where we hope to see you. 


We kicked off Challenge Cup this week here in D.C. - be sure to read up on our analysis of the eventand join us in Chicago next! Also, don’t miss this week’s featured article on how a broken Congress affects entrepreneurs


In exciting social media news, our handle is now @1776 so be sure to follow us there! 


Morgan Gress

Editor, 1776


Entrepreneurs and the Opportunity Cost of a Broken Congress
By Clark Cohen, Founder and CEO, PNT Holdings
A fair and elegant solution to resolve multiple, complex societal issues. Read more >>


6 Tips for Edtech Success 
By Eileen Murphy Buckley, Founder & CEO, ThinkCERCA
Secrets to improve the odds of success with your edtech startup. Read More >>

What We Read This Week: Education Trends & News from around the Web


Weekly Trend: Global Energy Investment Is Rising. Will It Stay?
By Kate Tracy
Is global clean energy investment at a tipping point? Read more >>

What We Read This Week: Energy Trends & News from around the Web


Weekly Trend: What to Expect from the Next Wave of Sleep Trackers
By Maria Helena Carey
Attention insomniacs! Technology may promise you a good night's sleep. Read more >>

What We Read This Week: Health Trends & News from Around the Web


Chicago Builds Its Reputation as a Place to Raise Capital
By Dena Levitz
Why more investors are eyeing Chicago as a hub for promising startups. Read More >>

What We Read This Week: Smart City Trends & News from Around the Web

Challenge Cup

4 Trends from D.C.’s Challenge Cup: Engaging Parents, Creating Sustainable Solutions, and More
By Dena Levitz
Commonalities seen among the 38 competing startups. 
More News at 1776 >>


Events @ 1776

October 27 - DC Microfinance Meetup
Join a community of like-minded people for an after work happy hour to discuss current and future trends in microfinance, social impact, and economic development. - RSVP >>

October 29 - Challenge Cup Chicago
Come see startups changing the world compete in Chicago! - RSVP >>

November 5 - CoFoundersLab Matchup
If you’re looking for someone to join your venture, looking for a venture to join, or open to either, sign up and attend local, in-person Meetups to discover the perfect co-founder to round out your team. - RSVP >>

More Events at 1776 >>


General Assembly @ 1776

October 30 @ 6:30 p.m.
Basic UX: Rapid Paper Prototyping Your Problems - RSVP >>

October 30 @ 6:30 p.m.
Data Science Career Panel - RSVP >>

December 1 - February 19
Product Management Immersive Course - RSVP >>

More GA Classes @ 1776 >>


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