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Two must-read articles this week are Michael Vidikan's article on how privacy attitudes impact companies large and small, as well as 1776 startup member Emmy Harbo's perspective on how much your privacy is really worth.


In Challenge Cup news, we just wrapped up in New York City and are headed out to Tel Aviv and Amman next. Don't forget to see if we're coming to your city in the next several months -- we'd love to see you!


There's a lot more to read this week on 1776, so keep scrolling!


Morgan Gress

Editor, 1776   

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How Privacy Attitudes Impact Companies
By Michael Vidikan, CEO, Future in Focus
Why privacy concerns and security breaches are causing some companies' reputations and revenues to suffer. 


Weekly Trend: Redefining the Four-Year University for the “Full-Time Life
By Nicole Tanoue
Could a competency-based education system resolve the issue of student loans? Read more >>

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


How Opower’s “Privacy By Design” Principles Set It Apart from Competitors
By Melissa Steffan, Assistant Editor, 1776
The inside scoop on the company's strategy to win customers' trust. Read more >>

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


Weekly Trend: Will Wearables Take Over Doctors’ Offices?
By Maria Helena Carey
It comes down to one thing: Wearables have to work. Read more >>

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


What Is Your Privacy Worth?
By Emmy Harbo, Principal, Darkhorse Geospatial
"You could unplug your devices from the Internet and move to a cabin deep in the woods. Or, sell your data."

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

Challenge Cup

4 Trends from New York City’s Challenge Cup: Alternative Energy, Assessment Made Easier and More
By Dena Levitz
1776 Challenge Cup played host to a slightly different class of entrepreneurs. Read more >> 

More News at 1776 >>


Events @ 1776

December 3 - Startup Grind with Peter Barris, NEA
Join to hear how NEA’s assets have grown from $1B to over $13B and the firm has expanded its operations to India and China. - RSVP >>

December 4 - The Atlantic’s Small Business Forum
Come explore the extraordinary diversity of small business ventures and investigate the policies that can promote—or discourage—entrepreneurship of all types. - RSVP >>

December 4 - Challenge Cup Tel Aviv
Meet startups changing the world as they compete in Tel Aviv, Israel. - RSVP >>

More Events at 1776 >>


General Assembly @ 1776

November 23 @ 11 a.m.
Python for Data Science - RSVP >>

November 23 @ 11 a.m.
Print to Web Design Brunch - RSVP >>

December 2 @ 6:30 p.m.
Product Management Info Session - RSVP >>

More GA Classes @ 1776 >>


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