1776 a global startup incubator based in Washington, DC.

1776 a global startup incubator based in Washington, DC.

Maryland has its I-270 biotech corridor, Northern Virginia is looking to diversify its advanced industries to be less reliant on a shrinking government defense budget, and D.C. is trying to attract startups promoting its own tech corridor. But some say our region could easily be a heavyweight across a range of tech industries by focusing on the unique assets here instead of trying to be the “next Silicon Valley.”


  • Mark Muro Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
  • Jonathan Aberman Managing Director and Chairman, Amplifier Ventures
  • Donna Harris Co-founder, 1776

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