Brittany Heyd is Managing Director and General Counsel at 1776. As part of 1776’s founding team, Brittany played a critical role in taking the organization from inception of idea to initial execution to scaling into the global brand it is today; currently, 1776 supports 275+ startups around the world. Brittany leads the incubator’s operations, media, events, and Challenge Cup teams, setting direction for the company’s main operational components and driving value for startups around the world. Before 1776, Brittany worked on business community initiatives and outreach at the White House, led event strategy for Startup DC, and held positions at Latham & Watkins, the US District Court for the District of Columbia, and Mark IV Capital.

Brittany received her JD and MPP from Georgetown University and her BA from the University of San Diego.