In Conversation with Arlington County Vice Chair Libby Garvey

Join Libby Garvey, Vice Chair of the Arlington County Board, for a conversation with Evan Burfield, author of "Regulatory Hacking," about navigating the relationships between small business and government.

About the Book:

Every startup wants to change the world. But as we grapple with the detrimental effects of tech on our lives—whether it’s polarizing our public discourse or invading our privacy—we’re forced to ask: are any of them changing it for the better?

A new breed of startups can answer with a resounding yes, as they take on real-world problems in industries like healthcare, infrastructure, and education. But to succeed—in terms of both impact and financial return—these startups need to have a skillset they don’t teach in business school or at most startup incubators: how to scale a business in an industry deeply intertwined with government. Evan Burfield, cofounder of 1776, a Washington, DC-based venture capital firm and incubator specializing in regulated industries, introduces us to some of these game-changing startups and the strategies they use to succeed in complex markets.

About the Author:

Evan Burfield is the author of "Regulatory Hacking: A Playbook for Startups," which was named by Inc. magazine as one of the ten best business books of 2018. When he’s not writing, Evan is the CEO of Union, a General Partner of 1776 Ventures, and the cofounder of the 1776 incubator network, where he has invested in more than 40 startups solving important challenges in education, health, energy, and cities, from Silicon Valley to Nairobi. Evan received a First Class degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford in 2005. He grew up in Falls Church, went to high school at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, and lives with his wife and two children in Aurora Highlands in Arlington.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium
Central Library
Events for Adults 18+ Only Good for Young Professionals (Lit Up)
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