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1776

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1776 is an incubator and accelerator for entrepreneurs.

Located in an office building near the White House, it’s the epicenter of Washington DC’s start-up community and a key node in a worldwide network of similar facilities. 1776 provides its members with shared workspace, mentorship, connections to sponsors and capital, media attention, and talent.  

American University is the first school to build a partnership with 1776. This allows Social Enterprise Masters students access to many of their events and programming as well as an opportunity to apply for reduced rate nights-and-weekends use of their facilities. It also gives our Program a downtown presence where we may hold classes and events. Some of our professors are even planning to hold office hours there.  

Learn more about them here.

1776 Website

Check out 1776 website to learn about exciting events and opportunities for startups in D.C!

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1776 Tours

We frequently organize tours of 1776 for our students and faculty. Check out photos from the visits here.

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