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Jun 10, 2016

The Startup Communities & Investment Forum will bring together a diverse and exclusive group of investors & ecosystem builders who are leading the effort to develop startup communities in cities around the world. With diverse perspectives from global investors, community organizers and entrepreneurs, we’ll take an in-depth look at the trends that are spurring innovation on a global scale.


The Forum is an invite-only session of the Challenge Cup Global Finals & Festival, the culmination of our 50-plus city effort to find the most promising startups who are tackling the world’s biggest challenges.

More than ever, technology, creativity, research and innovative thinking are transcending geographic boundaries between startup communities all over the world, and 1776 strives to accelerate solutions by fostering collaborative and integrated relationships across ecosystems.

Featured cities confirmed for the Forum:

Accra, Ghana
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Amman, Jordan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Bangalore, India
Bangkok, Thailand
Berlin, Germany
Beirut, Lebanon
Beijing, China
Bogota, Colombia
Boise, ID
Boston, MA
Bratislava, Slovakia
Budapest, Hungary
Cairo, Egypt
Casablanca, Morocco
Chattanooga, TN
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Delhi, India
Denver, CO
Dubai, UAE
Dublin, Ireland
Durham, NC
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Harare, Zimbabwe
Islamabad, Pakistan
Istanbul, Turkey
Kampala, Uganda
Kyiv, Ukraine
Lagos, Nigeria
Lima, Peru
London, United Kingdom
Manila, Philippines
Mexico City, Mexico
Milan, Italy
Montreal, Canada
Mumbai, India
Nairobi, Kenya
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Portland, OR
Pretoria, South Africa
Quito, Ecuador
Raleigh, NC
Salt Lake City, UT
Salvador, Brazil
San Francisco, CA
Seoul, Korea
Seattle, WA
Singapore, Singapore
Sydney, Australia
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa, FL
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tokyo, Japan
Warsaw, Poland
Washington, DC


  • 10/28/16 9:00 am - 10/28/16 10:00 am Arrival & Networking Breakfast
  • 10/28/16 10:00 am - 10/28/16 10:15 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 10/28/16 10:15 am - 10/28/16 11:00 am Introduction & Keypanel
  • 10/28/16 11:00 am - 10/28/16 12:30 pm Startup Communities & Investment Around the World - Regional Lightning Talks
  • 10/28/16 12:30 pm - 10/28/16 1:30 pm Lunch and Regional Roundtables
  • 10/28/16 1:30 pm - 10/28/16 3:30 pm Investor Matchmaking & Ecosystem Development Workshop
  • 10/28/16 3:30 pm - 10/28/16 4:00 pm Reception & Networking
  • 10/28/16 4:00 pm - 10/28/16 4:00 pm Transportation to VIP Reception & Challenge Cup Global Finals

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