At 1776, they know that startups can change the world and they’re building the global community to provide the intellectual, social, and financial capital to help them make that a reality.
They’ve purposely chosen challenging, government-dominated markets because their roots in Washington, DC give them proprietary connections, insights, and tools that can be used to drive massive scale revenue growth. The key to it all is connections and learning, which they curate through their global platform Union.
They connect their startups to the latest wisdom on how to build highly scalable businesses through their curriculum. To expert mentors who can help startups quickly solve problems. To markets through their institutional and corporate partners. To capital through their investor network and the 1776 Seed Fund. And to talent through their community relationships across the globe.
Creating and Fostering a Global Community
1776 has forged partnerships with leading startup incubators in the world’s most dense startup communities through their digital platform, UNION, and they are tapping those relationships to build density globally and operate an ecosystem that transcends geographic boundaries. As a result, their world’s most promising entrepreneurs and young companies can access the resources they need to scale regardless of the city the choose to call home.
To highlight the importance of these global connections, 1776 hosts an annual competition called the Challenge Cup, engaging startup communities across the world to identify the most promising new startups and connect them with the information, mentors and resources they need to succeed—regardless of their geographic location.