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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 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.

Apply below if you’re up for the Challenge.

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

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: July 25, 2017, Application Close: June 30, 2017

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

Buffalo, USA

Caracas, Venezuela: September 8, 2017, Application Close: August 18, 2017

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

Denver, USA

Dubai, UAE: August 16, 2017, Application Close: July 21, 2017

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

Houston, USA: August 25, 2017, Application Close: August 4, 2017

Islamabad, Pakistan

Kampala, Uganda

Mérida, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Milan, Italy: June 15, 2017, Application Close: May 19, 2017

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

New York City, USA: August 3, 2017, Application Close: July 14, 2017

Osaka, Japan: July 27, 2017, Application Close: June 30, 2017

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

Phoenix, USA

Pittsburgh, USA: June 28, 2017, Application Close: June 2, 2017

Portland, USA: July 6, 2017, Application Close: June 9, 2017

Quito, Ecuador: June 17, 2017, Application Close: May 26, 2017

Salvador, Brazil

Santiago, Chile: August 9, 2017, Application Close: July 14, 2017

Seoul, South Korea: July 26, 2017, Application Close: July 7, 2017

Tampa, USA

Tokyo, Japan: July 25, 2017, Application Close: June 30, 2017

Tunis, Tunisia: August 10, 2017, Application Close: July 9, 2017

Wilmington, USA: June 23, 2017, Application Close: June 2, 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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