We are just a few days from the Challenge Cup kickoff in D.C. next week. Join the conversation now by telling us what problems startups can help fix—tweet us your answer using the hashtag #1776Challenge and you could be featured during the event. And don’t forget to register for your free ticket! 


Take some time this weekend to read about how collaboration between the D.C. government and startups has changed D.C., and be sure to check out the latest 1776 member spotlight on MPOWER. There’s much more below—so keep reading!


Morgan Gress

Editor, 1776


How Startup-Government Collaboration Helped Change the Course of D.C.
By Dena Levitz
Inside the startup boom happening in the nation’s capital. Read More >>


Weekly Trend: Using Tech to Empower at-risk Students
By Nicole Tanoue
What happens when income inequality puts some students at a disadvantage? 


Weekly Trend: New Demand-Response Models Overcome Court Setback
By Peter Lougee
Different ways to embrace the DR methodology in the future. Read more >>


Weekly Trend: How Tech is Fighting Back Against Sexual Assault
By Julia Reinstein
Will tech serve as a digital solution to society’s cry for help? Read more >>


Why the Federal Government Shouldn’t Sponsor Innovation Districts
By Bruce Katz, Vice President and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Here’s what policymakers can do instead. Read more >> 


Startup Spotlight: TypingClub’s Armin Kiany Helps Typists Double Their Speed
By Jasmin Lee
Armin Kiany talks about his journey of jumping into edtech industry to help people master typing. Read more >>

More News at 1776 >>


Events @ 1776

October 21 - Challenge Cup: Washington, D.C.
The Challenge Cup kicks off in Washington D.C. on October 21! Join us and learn from startups revolutionizing important industries. Food, drink, and great company will be provided. - RSVP >>

October 22 - Her Corner October Speaker Series: Getting Press For Your Business
Join Her Corner to hear from a panel of women journalists talking about what makes a good story. - RSVP >>

October 27 - DC Microfinance Meetup: Healthcare and Insurance Needs in Developing World
Come to this happy hour event to discuss current and future trends in microfinance, social impact, and economic development. - RSVP >>

More Events at 1776 >>


General Assembly @ 1776

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

November 4 @ 4:30 p.m. 
First 90 Days of an Idea - RSVP >>

November 4 @ 7:00 p.m.
Intro to the DC Startup Community - RSVP >>

More GA Classes @ 1776 >>


1776 Membership

The 1776 Incubator helps the world's most promising startups connect with the resources they need to build their companies. We currently offer three different membership levels.
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