The Key to a Stunning Medical Breakthrough? Your Poop

OpenBiome is spearheading a new way to treat C. difficile, a potentially deadly bacterial infection. The key to their revolutionary medical solution? Poop.

The Key to a Stunning Medical Breakthrough? Your Poop

Doing good | True innovation

A Renaissance from Ruins

–Originally appeared in Challenge Cup News on the 1776 site– When it comes to real estate, access to data is crucial to both buyers and sellers. OpportunitySpace is a civic tech startup that provides a market for government-owned properties that usually go unnoticed due to the lack of available and coherent information. OpportunitySpace makes crucial data about untapped real estate opportunities under public ownership accessible to public, private and civic stakeholders. OpportunitySpace won the Boston Challenge Cup in the cities category and will go on to the Challenge Festival in Washington, D.C. this summer. Following the competition, OpportunitySpace’s cofounder Cristina Garmendia talked to 1776 about how her startup is expanding in cities across the nation. What is OpportunitySpace? OpportunitySpace is an online marketplace for undervalued property. We work with governments to identify their real estate inventory, market development opportunities from within their inventory, and connect with diverse partners interested in […]

A Renaissance from Ruins

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1776 Challenge Cup is a global startup competition taking place in 16 cities across 11 countries to identify the most promising startups solving the biggest challenges in four categories – education, energy, health and cities.

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Think NASA Is a Waste of Money? 7 Technologies That Prove You’re Wrong

Space R&D impacts everything from healthcare to video games. These 7 technologies show just how important NASA's research has been to us Earth dwellers.

Think NASA Is a Waste of Money? 7 Technologies That Prove You’re Wrong

True innovation

Google[x] Dreams Up World-Changing Technologies

Astro Teller, Google[x]’s director of moonshots, gave a remarkable insight at Austin’s SxSW into the search engine’s secretive lab.

Google[x] Dreams Up World-Changing Technologies

True innovation

This Startup Lets You Look for a Job—Without Anyone Knowing

Poachable offers an online jobs platform that appeals to workers who are fully employed and not necessarily unhappy, but they’re not completely satisfied, either.

This Startup Lets You Look for a Job—Without Anyone Knowing

Creating opportunity

Can You Guess Which of These Laws Are Real or Fake?

Take our quiz to see if you can guess which of these laws are real and which are fake.

Can You Guess Which of These Laws Are Real or Fake?

Smart government

Engineering Success for Women in STEM

Women still remain underrepresented in STEM fields, even as companies seek more and more qualified workers.

Engineering Success for Women in STEM

Creating opportunity | Doing good

Saving Grace for Forgetful Diabetics

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup News at the 1776 site– About 387 million people around the world are diabetics who face many daily challenges related to their medication. A Berlin startup wants to make their lives a little easier. Insulin Angel is a smartphone-compatible device that monitors medication and alerts users when something isn’t quite right with their insulin. Winner of the Berlin Challenge Cup health category, Insulin Angel is excited to advance to D.C.’s Challenge Festival in May. Each member of the Insulin Angel team has a connection to diabetes and wants their product to eventually be the number one device in the diabetic market. Following the pitches, we talked to the company’s founder—and Type 1 diabetic—Amin Zayani. Tell me about how Insulin Angel came to be. I myself suffer from Type 1 diabetes, so I depend on many insulin injections throughout the day to stay alive. […]

Saving Grace for Forgetful Diabetics

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