Can Washington, D.C. Be the Next Silicon Valley?
In the average person’s mindset, it may be better known for its politics than its start-ups. But from what we’ve heard lately, D.C. should be top of mind for entrepreneurs and business investors alike. As part of our support of D.C.-based incubator 1776 and its global Challenge Cup competition, the Free Enterprise team had a chance to sit around the table with representatives from D.C.’s start-up community, city and local government officials, well-established corporations, and experienced investors to talk about the environment for start-ups in the area. As you might guess, physical proximity to the country’s regulators and law makers was a common theme. But so too was the city’s abundance of restaurants, cultural activities, top notch educational institutions, and many other elements that might seem somewhat unrelated to the day-to-day of running a start-up. Find the full story on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation blog, and follow along […]