Smart Cities and Transportation, 1776
David Zipper leads 1776’s work in the Cities and Transportation sectors, including venture investments intostartups as well as strategic relationships with corporations, associations, and local governments worldwide. Priorto joining 1776, David oversaw economic development strategy for two mayors of Washington, D.C., includingthe launch of the DC Tech Incentives program and the DC China Center in Shanghai. David was previously theExecutive Director of NYC Business Solutions under Mayor Bloomberg in New York City, and he worked withHarvard professor Michael Porter to develop strategies to create jobs across America’s inner cities. A Trumanand Gates Scholar, David holds a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Swarthmore College, a MPhil in urbanplanning from Cambridge University, and an MBA with highest honors from Harvard Business School.