1776 Accepting Membership Applications, HomeSnap and Startup Shell Launch

In the News: DC

Sawbuck Realty has launched their iPhone app, HomeSnap, and closed a new $2M round of funding, led by DC-based real estate investor Robert Stewart. HomeSnap lets you take a picture of any home to find out all about it, including its current value, last sale date and price, local schools and more. (The Android app is coming soon!) Source: HomeSnap

If there was any doubt that Mayor Vincent Gray loves DC tech, his administration is hiring for two tech-specific biz-dev roles that will include leading a national marketing campaign for DC tech, coordinating a tech transfer program for local universities, and managing programs to connect DC youth to positions within tech firms. Source: Washington Business Journal

1776 is now accepting membership applications and has named its founding members: Fortify Ventures, Hinge, Social Tables, PopVox, Tech Cocktail (which is actually based in Las Vegas now) and TroopId. Source: Washington Business Journal

In the News: Maryland

Students at University of Maryland have launched their own startup incubator Startup Shell, a part device lab, part co-working space with mentors. Their first 4 startups include VentureBoard, ImagineXJHil Media Design, and Miyagi. Source: In the Capital

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