1776 is a global incubator and seed fund. Noelle London explains what that means.
Entrepreneurs in developing countries are innovating to improve education, energy, health, and transportation systems.
Why every new business needs a strong technology component.
Developing social entrepreneurs and mission-driven companies.
How the Challenge Cup promotes international entrepreneurship through a global competition.
The types of startups 1776 partners with.
And much more . . .
Noelle London’s passion for international development began while serving in the Peace Corps. She is now the Crystal City campus manager for 1776, a global incubator and seed fund that helps startups internationally transform industries including education, sustainable energy, healthcare, and transportation. In this episode of Northern Virginia Advice Givers, London discusses the challenges faced by entrepreneurs in developing countries, and how global incubators like 1776 are addressing some of the world’s most critical needs.
[0:00] Ryan Sloper welcomes Noelle London from 1776, a global incubator and seed fund.
[1:00] London grew up in South Carolina, studied abroad in Peru, and became passionate about international development.
[2:00] After teaching entrepreneurship in Nicaragua with the Peace Corps, London returned to the States to study global policy.
[3:00] London’s parents modeled the entrepreneurial ethic: “Where people find problems, doers find solutions.” Memories of a civically engaged family.
[6:00] Being a proponent of startups and businesses. The ease of starting a business today.
[8:00] Helping new businesses fail fast and realize what doesn’t work. Becoming an adaptive and tech-savvy business.
[9:00] When do startups need to start raising capital?
[10:00] Challenges faced by entrepreneurs in developing countries.
[12:00] The essential skills and traits of an entrepreneur.
[14:30] Toward creating mission-driven companies. The companies that 1776 supports.
[17:00] What are accelerators and incubators? What services does 1776 offer?
[21:00] 1776 creates a new generation of entrepreneurs through high school internships.
[24:00] Defining and teaching social entrepreneurship.
[26:00] Who are the ideal clients for 1776?
[27: 30] How 1776’s Challenge Cup promotes international entrepreneurship through a global competition.
[30:00] Contacting 1776 and subscribing to their newsletter.