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Challenge Cup hosted by 1776 and Revolution

We are 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. 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.

Apply below if you’re up for the Challenge.

Choose the city you want to compete in, and submit your startup!

Albuquerque, USA: September 18, 2017, Application Close: August 25, 2017

Athens, Greece: September 8, 2017, Application Close: August 11, 2017

Caracas, Venezuela: September 21, 2017, Application Close: September 1, 2017

Chicago, USA: August 9, 2017, Application Close: July 28, 2017

Cochabamba, Bolivia: September 7, 2017, Application Close: August 11, 2017

Denver, USA

Dubai, UAE: September 21, 2017, Application Close: September 1, 2017

Dublin, Ireland: September 14, 2017, Application Close: August 18, 2017

Ghent, Belgium: September 20, 2017, Application Close: September 1, 2017

Harare, Zimbabwe: September 1, 2017, Application Close: August 11, 2017

Houston, USA: September 7, 2017, Application Close: August 11, 2017

Islamabad, Pakistan: August 24, 2017, Application Close: August 4, 2017

Kampala, Uganda: September 7, 2017, Application Close: August 18, 2017

Kyiv, Ukraine

Lagos, Nigeria: August 25, 2017, Application Close: August 4, 2017

Madison, USA: August 18, 2017, Application Close: July 28, 2017

Mérida, Mexico: August 10, 2017, Application Close: August 1, 2017

Mexico City, Mexico: August 8, 2017, Application Close: August 1, 2017

Miami, USA: September 14, 2017, Application Close: August 21, 2017

Nairobi, Kenya: August 22, 2017, Application Close: July 28, 2017

Philadelphia, USA: September 21, 2017, Application Close: August 25, 2017

Phoenix, USA: September 28, 2017, Application Close: September 8, 2017

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: August 1, 2017, Application Close: July 25, 2017

Quito, Ecuador: August 12, 2017, Application Close: July 31, 2017

Salvador, Brazil: September 15, 2017, Application Close: August 18, 2017

Santiago, Chile: September 13, 2017, Application Close:August 20, 2017

Tallinn, Estonia: September 7, 2017, Application Close: August 18, 2017

Tampa, USA: September 19, 2017, Application Close: September 1, 2017

Vilnius, Lithuania: September 22, 2017, Application Close: September 8, 2017

Read more about the competition in the sections below, and get ready to share your vision on a global stage.

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