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Jun 7, 2016 Hosted by1776

Every year, thousands of entrepreneurs, influencers, policymakers, investors and other startup champions from all over the world gather in Washington, D. C. for Challenge Cup Global Finals & Festival. The week is full of opportunities to connect with startups and industry leaders, research potential ventures, learn from a diversity of insights and expertise and check out the most promising startups as they compete for $175,000 in cash grants and up to $1 million in funding.


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.

Passes for the public events are now on sale:

Here’s the schedule of when to expect the robust lineup of speakers, startups and celebrations:

Tuesday, June 7, 6:00 – 9:30 pm

Opening Party

Join us and notable startups, influencers, community leaders and investors from around the world as we kick off Challenge Cup Global Finals & Festival week with an evening of music, food and drink. Come celebrate the people changing the world for the better.

Wednesday, June 8, 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Semifinals (Health, Money & Security) & Gala

Challenge Cup Global Finals & Festival is bringing together three industries — health, money and security — for the first semifinal event of the week. These startups are the winners of competitions in 54 cities around the world and the best of over 3,000 applications. A gala will follow the competition for startups, influencers, community leaders and investors to mingle.

Thursday, June 9, 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Semifinals (Cities, Education, Energy, Food & Transportation) & Gala

The second semifinal event of Challenge Cup Global Finals & Festival showcases startups from five additional industries — cities, education, energy, food and transportation. Again, these startups are the best of over 3,000 applications worldwide and won competitions in 54 international cities. The gala after the competition will be a special opportunity to get to know the startups, influencers, community leaders and investors.

Friday, June 10, 6:00 – 11:00 pm

Global Finals & Closing Party

The Global Finals competition is the grand finale of Challenge Cup Global Finals & Festival, which concludes Challenge Cup 2016 after journeying to 54 cities around the world to find, fund and grow the most promising startups innovating in industries of essential human need. Join us for an exhilarating night as the top eight startups selected throughout the week from the semifinal round present more in depth and our esteemed judges declare an overall champion.

Our Closing Party will immediately follow the Global Finals competition to cap off an inspiring week centered around the top players driving meaningful change globally.


A series of invite-only events will take place throughout the week, and leaders in the industries of cities, education, energy, food, health, money, security or transportation can request invitations here.

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