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Challenge Festival Education Gala


The Challenge Festival is presented by 1776 & Philips.

Many thanks to ECMC Group, Presenting Sponsor; Pearson, Gold Sponsor; and New Schools Venture Fund, Gold Sponsor of the Education Day during the Challenge Festival.

Join the VIPs of the education world at a rooftop gala under the stars where you’ll get to mingle with the most interesting thought leaders and entrepreneurs with ideas revolutionizing the industry on a global scale.  Wonder what it’s like to build a startup in Africa? Or how to empower women’s education in the Middle East? You’ll meet the people behind these ideas at this signature event.

The Education Gala follows the Challenge Cup Education Semifinals and celebrates the two semifinalist winners who will move on to the Challenge Cup Global Finals on Saturday, May 16th with $50,000 already won and another $100,000 at stake.

Dress code: Startup friendly

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.

There will be bus transportation from the Lansburgh Theater to the Education Gala.

Location: Flying Bridge Rooftop – 400 North Capitol Street NW

Bus: Buses will transport guests from the Education Semifinals to the Gala
Valet: Complimentary valet parking will be provided
Closest Metro: Union Station (Red Line), 2 blocks from the venue