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. 

This morning we had an exciting visit from UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who talked tech, entrepreneurship and more with our members. 
Take a look at the event photos in our Facebook album! 

In other exciting news, we have some great reads this week if you keep scrolling down. Focused on some 2105 forecasts, our contributors wrote on new market opportunities and potential turn arounds for both
wearables and Bitcoin.

As always, please send your thoughts and ideas to editor@1776dc.com.

Morgan Gress
Editor, 1776



3 Emerging Technologies for 2015 - & How to Profit from Them
By Michael Vidikan, CEO, Future in Focus
New business opportunities are coming from technologies that are hitting their stride. 


Competency in 2015: The Edtech Innovator's Wish List
By Dean Florez, CEO, 20 Million Minds Foundation
Expect a competency-based framework to drive innovation this year. 

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


Weekly Trend: Two Ways Electric Vehicles Will Progress in 2015
By Melissa Steffan, Assistant Editor, 1776
Why haven't EVs caught on as quickly as expected? 

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


Weekly Trend: What Wearable Wearers Really Want
By Kate Tracy
2014 held some disappointments for the wearable industry -- can 2015 be a turn around year? 

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


Weekly Trend: Will Bitcoin Boom in 2015?
By Peter Lougee
Regulations may not be as suffocating as originally thought and wider adoption could lead to a great year for Bitcoin. Read More >>

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

Challenge Cup

Trends from Challenge Cup Beijing: Building a Safer, Healthier China
By Melissa Steffan, Assistant Editor, 1776
We took a look at the major trends across all our Chinese competitors this year. 
Read more >> 

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Events @ 1776

January 23 - How to Hire Engineers
Join the Hired team for best practices and a few horror stories. - RSVP >>

January 27 - Challenge Cup Nairobi
Join us for the next city in our Challenge Cup competition - RSVP >>

February 5 - The Information Explosion: A Fireside Chat with Stefan Weitz, Bing
Meet the man behind Bing to hear about what's next in search engines and his new book. - RSVP >>

More Events at 1776 >>


General Assembly @ 1776

January 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
Mobile Development for Non-Programmers - RSVP >>

January 23 @ 10:30 a.m.
Branding for Innovators - RSVP >>

January 24 @ 10:30 a.m.
Blogging with Jekyll and Github - RSVP >>

More GA Classes @ 1776 >>


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