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Attend the Global Finals

1776 is thrilled to present Challenge Cup Global Finals & Festival, a gathering of thousands of leaders from around the world and the final round of Challenge Cup 2016.

Community Pass

$27.37 (includes fees)

Sales end on June 11, 2016
Access to Opening Party + Keynote, Global Finals & Closing Party.

Buy Community Pass

Gold Pass

$80.12 (includes fees)

Sales end on June 11, 2016
Access to all public events including Opening Party & Keynote, Semifinals & Gala, Global Finals & Closing Party.

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Volunteer

Registration closes on May 20, 2016
Volunteers will have an opportunity to meet the world's most interesting startups and help put on DC's biggest tech event!

Register to Volunteer

Media

Registration closes on June 11, 2016
Only actively covering, legitimate media will be considered for a media badge. Badges will be confirmed on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed.

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Health Forum

Invite only
1776 Crystal City Campus
2231 Crystal Drive , 1000
Arlington, VA, 22202, USA

The Health Forum, produced by 1776 during the Challenge Cup Global Finals & Festival, will bring together a diverse and… Learn more about this event.

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am Opening Remarks
  • 9:45 am - 10:45 am Keynote: Sean Duffy, CEO, Omada Health
  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am Lightning Pitches: Startups transforming healthcare - Dorsata, CancerIQ, & Babyscripts
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am Startup Panel, moderated by Anne Thompson, NBC
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Keynote: Perspectives from corporate innovators
  • 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch & Short talk on Regulatory Hacking
  • 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Panel: Personal Data and Connected Health - Patricia Mechael (HIMSS), Lauren Constantini (Prima Health)
  • 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Discussion of health innovation headwinds and breakout groups
  • 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Closing Remarks: Takeaways & Next Steps
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Cocktails & Networking
  • 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm Transportation to Challenge Cup Semifinals with Health Startups

Smart Cities Forum

Invite only
1776 Crystal City Campus
2231 Crystal Drive , 10th Floor
Arlington, VA, 22202, USA

The Smart Cities Forum will bring together an exclusive group of leaders who are building cities that minimize resource use and… Learn more about this event.

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am Opening Remarks from David Zipper, Managing Director for Smart Cities at 1776
  • 9:45 am - 10:45 am Fireside Chat: Anthony Townsend, advisor to Sidewalk Labs & author of Smart Cities and Kris Van Cleave, CBS News
  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm Entrepreneur quick pitches: Hyperloop, SeamlessDocs, and NoAppFee, followed by panel and Q&A
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Lightning talks from city leaders laying the groundwork for the future: Chief Innovation/Digital Officers from Boston, Detroit, and Pittsburgh
  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Discussion small groups: Overcoming the obstacles to building smart cities. Led by Jennifer Bradley, Director of the Aspen Institute's Center for Urban Innovation.
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Afternoon Cocktails & Networking
  • 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm Transportation to Challenge Cup Semifinals with Cities & Transportation Startups

Education Forum

Invite only
1776 Crystal City Campus
2231 Crystal Drive , 1000
Arlington, VA, 22202, USA

The Education Forum, produced by 1776 & EdSurge during the 2016 Challenge Cup Global Finals & Festival, will bring together… Learn more about this event.

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am Introduction & Keynote: Preparing Students for The Knowledge Economy, Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University
  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am Speed matchmaking
  • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm Lightning Presentations: Liberal Arts Reimagined
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lightning Presentations: Disruptive models in learning & work skills for 21st century
  • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Small Group Discussion & Workshop
  • 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Lightning Presentations: Powered by Tech - the what & why?
  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Small Group Discussion & Workshop
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Closing Thoughts Panel & Wrap-Up: Takeaways & next steps

Energy Forum

Invite only
1776 Crystal City Campus
2231 Crystal Drive , 10000
Arlington, VA, 22202, USA

The Energy Forum, a private event during the 2016 Challenge Cup Global Finals & Festival, will bring together a diverse… Learn more about this event.

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am Opening Remarks
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am Keynote- Infrastructure and technology trends: Only the flexible survive
  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am Quick pitches: Startups driving carbon zero
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Panel: The role of Public Private Partnerships in the Energy Transformation
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Lightning talks: Innovation is not just for startups
  • 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Discussion small groups: Getting beyond the obstacles to achieving carbon zero
  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Closing Remarks: Takeaways & Next steps
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Cocktails & Networking
  • 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm Transportation to Challenge Cup Semifinals with Energy Startups

Startup Communities & Investment Forum

1776 Crystal City Campus
2231 Crystal Drive , 10th Floor
Arlington, VA, 22202, USA

The Startup Communities & Investment Forum will bring together a diverse and exclusive group of investors & ecosystem builders who… Learn more about this event.

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am Arrival & Networking Breakfast
  • 10:00 am - 10:15 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am Introduction & Keypanel
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Startup Communities & Investment Around the World - Regional Lightning Talks
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch and Regional Roundtables
  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Investor Matchmaking & Ecosystem Development Workshop
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Reception & Networking
  • 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm Transportation to VIP Reception & Challenge Cup Global Finals

Partners

Our partners are part of this global convening of the entrepreneurs innovating in industries that matter like education, energy, health, transportation, money and more. They are an integral part of the Challenge Cup, from mentoring world-changing startups to judging the finalists. This is more than a unique brand opportunity. It’s a front row seat to the inspiring innovation happening around the globe today.

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