Washington, D.C., May 29, 2014—Today, 1776, a startup incubator platform in Washington, D.C., and Esri, the world leader in geographic information system modeling and mapping software and technology, are teaming up to provide startups with real solutions to solve today’s toughest geospatial challenges.
“Geolocation capabilities are a core element of many of today’s startups, so we are thrilled to be able to give our members access to Esri’s suite of products and services. By partnering with Esri, we are helping our startups to better understand, interpret and visualize data in innovative ways that help them solve grand challenges on a global scale,” said Donna Harris, cofounder of 1776.
Through mentorship programs, policy roundtables and co-hosted events, the 1776-Esri partnership will provide promising startups with access to Esri’s expertise, best-in-class technology and partner ecosystem. Esri has a significant research, development and corporate presence in the Washington, D.C., area with offices located in both Vienna and Arlington, Virginia.
“Esri is excited to partner with 1776 as both organizations are focused on driving technological innovation by working with startups in developing new solutions within government, health, transportation, utility and other markets,” said Myles Sutherland, manager of emerging businesses at Esri. “Startups being supported by 1776 will benefit from Esri’s location platform ArcGIS for Developers and our focus on helping create sustainable solutions to the challenges we face at local and global scales around the world.”
1776 is a platform to reinvent America by connecting the hottest startups from around the world with the assets of the most powerful city on earth. In the heart of Washington, D.C., just a few blocks from the White House, 1776 is where startups tackling major national challenges in education, energy, health care, government, and other highly regulated industries can engage to build the future of our economy. For more information, visit http://1776dc.com/ or follow at @1776dc.
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.