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Once heralded as a centerpiece of DC’s tech scene, start-up incubator 1776 proved less revolutionary than its name.

February 2013 Tech-industry veterans Donna Harris and Evan Burfield launch 1776 with a $200,000 grant from the District. They invest in a first crop of more than 40 budding companies and invite them to open shop in a slick co-working space.

Image: Photograph of 1776 by Andrew Beaujon.