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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.  


Between the drop in oil prices, Obama and China's recent discussion on carbon emissions and much more happening in this space, we took a look at the impact innovation and startups could have on this potentially perfect storm. 


The 1776 team is also in Jordan this week to host Challenge Cup Amman. Among the many interesting findings our Challenge Cup reporter, Dena Levitz, was the progressive culture around female entrepreneurs.  Finally, back in the U.S., Edward Metz of the Department of Education talks about the one government program startups absolutely need to know about


It's a great week to keep reading and if you're interested in seeing your byline on 1776, be sure to reach out at editor@1776dc.com. 


Morgan Gress

Editor, 1776


A Government Program Every American Startup Should Know About
By Edward Metz, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Education
Find out how you can tap into America's seed fund. 


Weekly Trend: Startups Add New Functionality to Learning Management Systems
By Nicole Tanoue
The trend points toward aggregating academic obligations and the social calendar in one place. 

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


Weekly Trend: Can Innovation and Investment Reverse Climate Change Damage?
By Melissa Steffan, Assistant Editor, 1776
Will big opportunities arise for cleantech startups? 

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


From Pregnancy to Protection: How Startups Are Disrupting Women’s Reproductive Health
By Julia Reinstein
The future of reproductive healthcare lies in the innovation and improvement of the user experience. 

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


How Jordan’s ‘Progressive’ Reputation Is Driving Amman’s Female-Friendly Startup Scene
By Dena Levitz
One-half of Jordan's tech companies are startups. 

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

Challenge Cup

3 Trends from Tel Aviv’s Challenge Cup
By Dena Levitz
How startups are gamifying STEM, offering writing assistance and improving road congestion. 
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Events @ 1776

December 9 - SparkProductivity
Join to hear the best of behavioral science and emerging technology that can help you "hack" productivity. - RSVP >>

December 9 - Challenge Cup Amman
Meet startups changing the world as they compete in Amman, Jordan. - RSVP >>

December 10 - Her Corner Speaker Series: The Insider's Guide To Resources To Grow Your Business
Join Her Corner for an insightful evening on best practices on how to acquire resources when your business really begins to scale. - RSVP >>

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General Assembly @ 1776

December 10 @ 6:30 p.m.
Mobile Development Info Session - RSVP >>

December 10 @ 6:30 p.m.
Intro to Ruby on Rails Workshop - RSVP >>

December 11 @ 6:30 p.m.
Getting Started with Wordpress - RSVP >>

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