Q&A With 1776 Co-Founder Donna Harris

We sat down for an interview with Donna Harris, the co-founder and co-CEO of 1776, the Washington, D.C.-based global incubator and seed fund.

Q&A With 1776 Co-Founder Donna Harris

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Oregon Homebuilder Helps Low-Income Families Attain the American Dream

Founded in 1998 by Oregon homebuilder Hayden Homes, First Story has donated more than $760,000 to local charities and given 53 families the gift of equity.

Oregon Homebuilder Helps Low-Income Families Attain the American Dream

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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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In Praise of Pig: Creator of Jobs, Source of Culinary Joy

In the pecking order of mealtime proteins, the pig reigns supreme. It's also been celebrated on March 1st since 1972, when National Pig Day was first commemorated.

In Praise of Pig: Creator of Jobs, Source of Culinary Joy

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How Well Do You Know Business Celebrities? (QUIZ)

Think you're familiar with business celebrities like Richard Branson, Marissa Mayer, and Mark Cuban? Then take our quiz to see if you can correctly guess which famous business celebrity said each of these 12 quotes.

How Well Do You Know Business Celebrities? (QUIZ)

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9 Businesses Behind the Academy Awards

We created a list highlighting nine companies that make sure the Academy Awards go on as planned, as well as a handful of interesting facts about each of them.

9 Businesses Behind the Academy Awards

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Behind Oklahoma City’s Booming Economy, Lessons for Up-and-Coming Cities

Oklahoma City has become a go-to place for young, educated workers, whose share of the overall population has vastly increased since 2000 as its economy boomed. But why?

Behind Oklahoma City’s Booming Economy, Lessons for Up-and-Coming Cities

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Social Stormwatch in Your City

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup news at the 1776 site– Chris Weldon wants to kick Twitter out of the weather business and help TV stations reclaim their dominance. StormPins, the crowdsourced, social weather app he founded, has both goals front and center. Users drop pins or upload images as a storm is happening to create a geo-located, real-time account of what’s happening on the ground. The startup’s paying customers are TV stations, who then use these photos and videos in on-air reports. Weldon’s pitch at Austin’s Challenge Cup won the company the cities category in the competition. After his victory, Weldon explained StormPins’ business model and origins. What is StormPins? It’s a social network for your city that talks about severe weather, breaking news, traffic and crime. Really, we started by looking at Twitter during a severe weather event. There’s a lot of information but it’s not actionable […]

Social Stormwatch in Your City

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Coffee Snobs Rejoice as Regional Shops Proliferate

Here are 5 of the rising stars of the coffee industry that have loyal followings in their regions, giving Starbucks a run for its money.

Coffee Snobs Rejoice as Regional Shops Proliferate

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