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Social Tables and Hinge confirm move to 1776 campus

Hinge and Social Tables are moving their offices to the new 1776 office space at 1133 15th Street, NW. "These two companies understood what we were trying to do," Donna Harris, co-founder of 1776, explains. "We're excited to be working with them."

Harris and co-founder Evan Burfield will reveal more during a press conference and open house at the campus on Wednesday, February 6, at 10:30 a.m. 1776 is an initiative that grew out of StartUp America and StartUp D.C. It aims to leverage the political, intellectual, social and financial capital of the area to assist start-ups.

In the meantime, Harris says that 1776 is not going to be an incubator in the traditional sense. "There will be an accelerator and funding rolling out in the next twelve months," Harris explains.

In the next month, 1776 will announce events and programming for the space that will include offices and "much more than co-working," she says. "It will be a campus feel. It's not just about work, but also about advancing expertise."

Bennett Richardson, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Hinge, a mobile matchmaking app, says that he is excited to be a part of the new space. Richardson also states that he will teach in the classroom in some capacity.

Social Tables is an event planning and community building start-up currently based in downtown D.C.

Harris says that designing the space itself is a top priority. "Finding a great space is hard," she explains. "We want to be able to use 1776 for social events for a thousand, salon dinners and classroom events."

One event is already planned for 1776. SwitchPitch, a reverse pitching event for established companies and selected start-ups, will take place at the campus on March 21.

Read more articles by Allyson Jacob.

Allyson Jacob is a writer originally hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the Innovation and Job News editor for Elevation DC. Her work has been featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati CityBeat. Have a tip about a small business or start-up making waves inside the Beltway? Tell her here.
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