New Online Startup Platform ‘Union’ Gives Entrepreneurs Connections & Tools To Succeed

DC's 1776 & Dell Announce Online Platform to Help Entrepreneurs

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You have to admit, when you hear the words "union" and "federation", my geek and nerd friends would say Star Trek and not startups. Today, at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), 1776 and Dell in partnership with Microsoft and Capital Factory have announced a new platform for startups called "Union." The premise of "union" is "to enable the next billion entrepreneurs by supporting and connecting them and removing barriers to innovation regardless of location."

1776, a public benefit corporation, which is a DC incubator, coworking space, and startup hub, makes the "union" accessible only through the members of Startup Federation, a group of like-minded facilities across the globe that would extend membership benefits to each other’s members so joining 1776 allows you into the federation. Through Union , member hubs around the world can share the tools and programming playbooks needed to operate a world-class startup center. The "union" tools include:
  • Find content & courses in business-building
  • Tap elite mentors in their industries for advice
  • Consult experts in skills like marketing, sales, engineering & human resources
  • Connect with potential investors, customers and business partners
Capital Factory, based in Austin, will be the first to join and will play a key role. Back in 2013 the federation announced its first members and Dell and 1776 announced its relationship in
2014. Check out the announcement below at GES below. 


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