Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) casting the network services mold for 1776

Posted by Steve Raasch July 1, 2013 0 Comment 1387 views


A Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) unit, Comcast Business, has been selected to be the exclusive network-services partner by 1776 for its 1776 Campus. This is an incubation space and an events venue for startups that are located in the center of Washington, D.C. All the tenants of this rapidly expanding business incubator will be able to access high-performance and scalable, Internet, Ethernet, TV services and Busines VoiceEdge(TM) from Comcast to work in tandem  with their business demands.

The 1776 campus is situated just a few blocks from the White House. It is spread over 15,000 sq ft of co-working space which startup organizations can use. Companies centered on the energy, education, health care as well as government industries will be using this space that was officially inaugurated in April 2013. 1776 connects with different intellectual, political, financial and social services, while providing them with a collaborative working environment. Networking events, investment opportunities and educational programs organized there will help the startups achieve their business objectives.

What’s the concept behind 1776?

Sequester will probably mean that thousands of smart people who are unemployed will head for WashingtonD.C. Not making use of these resources that the country has, will means a brain-drain of sorts. The concept behind 1776 is that the best minds and the best innovations stay within the country, get the support they need and give them a good chance of setting off at a clipping pace on their business ventures. 1776 will give them office space, train them in startup technicalities and set them on the path of building businesses that can change the way industries such as education, healthcare, energy and the government operate. The mission of this venture also is to make DC the very best destination across the globe, to build as well as launch a startup in any uber-important, highly-regulated national industry.

Supporting entrepreneurship

Innovation as well as disruption will in most probability come from various startups outside the status quo. These will also be responsible in bringing totally new ideas to the table and that is the need for the future. They have to be able to scale, drive revenue and make a significant impact in the business world. They also need to forge partnerships and relationships and 1776 wants to help with convening those conversations.


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