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Regional San Francisco, USA

Feb 4, 2016 Hosted by 1776 San Francisco

1776 is pleased to present Challenge Cup Regional San Francisco. Be a part of the energy as the most promising startups of western North America compete to share their vision on a global stage.

The competing startups are the winners of Challenge Cup Local round events in Austin, Boise, Denver, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, Seattle and represent a global reach even more extensive than that. After two days of pitching coaching, mentor meetings, and rehearsing, the competitors will have just one chance to showcase their innovations and businesses to the judges and audience.

Check out the event schedule below, and make sure you RSVP to save your seat!


The Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, world-changing startups to win cash prizes, make international connections, and share their vision on a global stage. Through events happening in over 50 cities around the world, we’re finding incredible potential from communities as distinct as San Francisco to Islamabad.

Come to hear pitches from high-potential companies from across Western North America. Join us to find out which world-changing startups will advance to the Global Finals of the Challenge Cup in Washington, D.C. in June 2016.

Our judging panel is made up of:

Evan Burfield, 1776, Cofounder & Co-CEO

Tim O’Reilly, Founder, O’Reilly Media

Vivian Wu, Managing Director, Zuckerberg Education Ventures

Francois Andry, Philips, Senior Director, Digital Health

Jody Holtzman, AARP, SVP of Enterprise Strategy & Innovation


  • 8/15/16 6:00 pm - 8/15/16 8:30 pm Doors Open
  • 8/15/16 6:30 pm - 8/15/16 6:40 pm Introductory Remarks
  • 8/15/16 6:40 pm - 8/15/16 8:10 pm Startup Pitches
  • 8/15/16 8:10 pm - 8/15/16 8:20 pm Networking & Judge Deliberation
  • 8/15/16 8:30 pm - 8/15/16 8:45 pm Winner Announcements

Challenge Cup Winners

Congratulations to the San Francisco Regional Finalists, who will advance to the Global Finals taking placing this June in Washington, D.C. Stay tuned for information on tickets to attend the final pitch event!

Competing Startups

Regional Partners