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1776 Challenge Cup

1776 Challenge Cup is now accepting Challenge Cup applications through 1776’s UNION network, a digital platform that offers your startup access to pitch-coaching, industry advice, and key connections with the right people to help you scale in your industry. Each applicant will receive access to UNION for the duration of their time in the competition.

One winner will be selected from each Challenge Cup Local to compete in the Global Finals at Challenge Festival in New York City. These startups will have the opportunity to share their ideas on a global stage and compete for grand prizes. At Challenge Festival, competing startups will have the opportunity to participate in mentor hours, curriculum and pitch coaching as well as make direct connections to potential funders, clients, experts, and 75 of the top startup peer-founders from around the world.



Local Competition Winners

  • One winner from each local competition will receive a round trip flight and hotel accommodations to participate in the Global Finals at Challenge Festival in New York City from November 13-17, 2017
  • All-access pass for Challenge Festival programming

Global Final Winners

  • Details on the grand prizes coming soon!

Selection Criteria

Challenge Cup judges will evaluate startups based on the following dimensions and potential for venture-scale returns:

  1. Idea — Compelling idea that could dramatically change industry dynamics
  2. Market — Product solves a complex problem for a specific market
  3. Scalability — Highly scalable business & large revenue opportunity
  4. Revenue — Clear revenue model (ie, transactions, subscriptions, affiliates, etc)
  5. Team — Small but cross functional team
  6. Presentation — Important to note that the judges will be evaluating this

Official Link

Deadline: Varies according to country


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards Entrepreneurship Events
DeadlineVaries according to country



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