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Local Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mar 1, 2016 Hosted by The Startup Orgy

The 1776 Challenge Cup is coming to Amsterdam on March 1st! About 20 startups will compete in the Dutch qualifier fot the 1776 Challenge Cup.

The best 3 startups earn a ticket to London where they will compete with Western European startups for a spot in the global final in Washington D.C. for $1 million in cash prices.

Learn from startups revolutionizing FinTech, Education, Energy, Health and Transportation. Join us in The Startup Orgy.

Marque Joosten – Founder, Funda
Siemon van den Berg – Founder, The Datacenter Group
Kors van Wyngaarden – Medical Officer Digital Healthcare, Philips
Farid Tabarki – Trendwatcher of the Year and columnist at FD

Moderated by Boom Chicago co-founder Pep Rosenfeld

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The Startup Orgy was originally founded by a group of entrepreneurial friends in the summer of 2013. They started hosting events to bring entrepreneurs together in unique locations around Amsterdam. Late 2013, we discovered an unused 1892 loft space and converted it into a co-working space for the startup community. Our spaces are designed for the urban worker who wants a balance of work and play. We’ve created an open and sociable environment because we believe that networking and seeing others work pushes thinkers.

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  • 2/29/16 5:30 pm - 2/29/16 6:00 pm Doors open
  • 2/29/16 6:00 pm - 2/29/16 7:00 pm 2-Minute Pitches Followed by 1 minute of Q&A with the judges
  • 2/29/16 7:30 pm - 2/29/16 8:00 pm Judge Deliberation & Networking
  • 2/29/16 8:00 pm - 2/29/16 9:00 pm Finalists announced & Celebration

Local Sponsors

The Startup Orgy collaborated with ABN Amro to transform the coworking space to the venture playground it is today.