1776 and OpenForge announce strategic partnership


January 16,2018: Philadelphia, PA - 1776, the nation’s largest network of entrepreneurial incubators today announced their partnership with development and design thinking agency, OpenForge, to provide ongoing technical and mentorship resources to 1776 members.  

As part of this partnership, OpenForge will move their current headquarters from WeWork (Northern Liberties) to 1776’s Rittenhouse Square campus where they will hold regular office hours to help 1776 members determine the right technologies and process that will put them on a better path to success. Additionally, the partnership will include hosting their popular Startup Junto, Angular, and Ionic meetups at 1776 locations to foster entrepreneurial and technical growth in the community.  

OpenForge, a registered benefit corporation focused on transparency and education in the tech ecosystem, brings a wealth of knowledge to 1776 members to help them navigate and align their business needs with the right tools.   “With our focus on transparency and technology in the startup sector; a partnership with a mission-aligned organization such as 1776 made perfect sense,” said Jedidiah Weller.  “We hope that our expertise in digital experiences can help to empower and expand the entire community at 1776.”

“We are excited to partner with OpenForge to provide our members some essential and key tools needed to build and grow a thriving business.   We’re also looking forward to hosting their events and bringing together the larger Philly tech community to learn and grow together,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO of 1776.


1776 Contact:

Penny Lee

Chief Strategy Officer



OpenForge Contact:

Jedidiah Weller




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