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GLOBAL Challenge Cup Regional: New York City, USA

Mar 3, 2016

1776 is pleased to present Challenge Cup Regional New York City. Be a part of the energy as the most promising East North American startups compete to share their vision on a global stage.

The competing startups are the winners of Challenge Cup Local round events in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Durham, Montreal, Port of Spain, Tampa, Washington D.C. and represent a global reach even more extensive than that. After two days of pitching coaching, mentor meetings, and rehearsing, the competitors will have just one chance to showcase their innovations and businesses to the judges and audience.

Check out the event schedule below, and make sure you RSVP to save your seat!


The Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, world-changing startups to win cash prizes, make international connections, and share their vision on a global stage. Through events happening in over 50 cities around the world, we’re finding incredible potential from communities as distinct as San Francisco to Islamabad.

Come to hear pitches from high-potential companies from across Eastern North America. Join us to find out which world-changing startups will advance to the Global Finals of the Challenge Cup in Washington, D.C. in June 2016.

Our judging panel is made up of:

Donna Harris, 1776, Cofounder & Co-CEO

Mark Stephenson, Philips, Head of Brand, Communications and Digital

Maria Gotsch, Partnership Fund, President & CEO

Jessica Singleton, NYC Mayor’s Office, Chief Digital Officer

Matt Turck, First Mark, Managing Director

Jeffrey Makowka, AARP, Director – Market Innovation


  • 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm Introductory Remarks
  • 6:40 pm - 8:10 pm Startup Pitches
  • 8:10 pm - 8:20 pm Networking & Judge Deliberation
  • 8:30 pm - 8:45 pm Winner Announcements

Challenge Cup Winners

Competing Startups

Regional 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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