1776 is a global incubator and seed fund helping startups transform industries that impact millions of lives every day—education, energy & sustainability, health, transportation and cities.
The world has changed dramatically in the past decade. No industry has a greater impact on individuals’ abilities to succeed in it than education, and we need to radically rethink every aspect of how we teach and learn. 1776 startups are at the cutting edge of edtech innovation tackling everything from teaching techniques to funding models that are aligned with tomorrow’s economy.
Companies like Educanon, which allows teachers to reimagine how they use classroom time and ensure students get individualized attention, are doing this right now.
Energy & Sustainability
The rapidly shifting energy landscape presents tremendous opportunity to innovate around how we use energy in our daily lives. Likewise, climate change is forcing new conversations around sustainable solutions for our future.
Our startups are addressing these problems through new ideas, technologies and business models. For example, Plugsurfing, a Berlin-based mobile app, allows drivers of electric vehicles to quickly locate charging stations and process payments on their mobile devices—making energy-efficient vehicles more practical while reducing fossil fuel consumption.
No matter where you live in the world, there is no greater single human need than to be healthy and access quality healthcare. Yet the healthcare industry lags behind every other, and there are glaring opportunities for massive scale improvement on all levels. Whether you are looking at clinical solutions, at-home care, or cost-reduction, startups are bringing the promise of today’s technologies to this globally important industry.
One 1776 member making a difference is 1EQ, a health company for expectant mothers. Their internet of things health product, Babyscripts, reduces risks for women during prenatal care.
In cities around the world, commuters spend hours each day driving to and from work. Meanwhile, new modes of transportation and new technologies are making it easier and cleaner to get from place to place. 1776 works with startups to identify how we can use technology to make the ways we travel across town and around the world faster, safer, more efficient, and more affordable.
Take RideScout for example, which is a mobile app that pulls together a host of transportation sources—including taxis, ridesharing options, public transportation and private vehicles—and allows users to quickly plan their trips. After 1776 helped fueled RideScout’s early growth, Daimler recently acquired the company to innovate in the highly regulated and very fast moving mobility space.
Shrinking budgets and technology changes are forcing cities to think transformatively about every way the city serves and interacts with its citizens.
1776 startups are engineering the innovative solutions cities need—allowing them to use technology, data and digital tools to re-imagine every aspect of city life, government services, and citizen engagement. We provide support for startups around the world, including startups in DC, NYC, Dubai, and more, to realize these solutions.
For example, HandUp is a groundbreaking online platform that matches specific online donors to homeless people in need to ensure that users’ direct donations go to their intended purpose, such as rent assistance and medical care—especially important as government and social services are increasingly subject to budget cuts.
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Startups face common challenges as they seek to transform their ideas into successful, high-growth businesses. Getting connected to the right insights, mentors, influencers, industry partners, and investors can make or break a startup.
1776 membership means you’re joining a global community ready to help you tackle the world’s most important challenges.Join us