Prime Minister Visits Catz Alumnus Start-up in USA

Prime Minister Visits Catz Alumnus Start-up in USA

Prime Minister David Cameron today visited the premises of 1776, a firm which was co-founded in 2013 by Catz alumnus Evan Burfield (2002, PPE). Based in Washington D.C., 1776 is a platform designed to connect start-ups with the resources that they need to excel.

Attending a breakfast meeting on cyber security, the Prime Minister took a brief tour of 1776, which acts as a business incubator and investment fund to guide early-stage ventures in sectors like energy, education, and health care that often go on to work with governments.

During his tour, the focus was on the challenges faced by newer, smaller ventures, and how the British government can make the UK a more attractive home for them. The Prime Minister is on a two-day visit to Washington for talks with President Obama.

While at Oxford, Evan won the Webb Medley prize for outstanding work on the effects of organisational incentives on knowledge sharing.