After nine months of competitions in over 50 cities, over 500 minutes of pitches and 205,000 miles traveled by the Challenge Cup team, 1776 is proud to present the first half of the semifinal winners who will compete in Challenge Cup Global Finals on Friday! Competitors from all over the world are innovating to solve tough problems, and tonight’s pitches covered health, money and security. Learn more about these finalists below, and start thinking about who you will be cheering on to win it all.
Challenge Cup is 1776’s annual global tournament, in which competing startups advance through three rounds of competition: Local, Regional and Global Finals. The startups are competing for over $1 million in cash and equity prizes as well as spending time with key investors, customers, media and other connections that can help them further scale and succeed.
MUrgency Inc. (Dubai, UAE) — MUrgency is using the power of mobile technology and networks to create one seamless global emergency response network that will democratize emergency response. The company mission is to make emergency response available to anyone, anytime, anywhere — with just one tap on a mobile phone.
Prima-Temp, Inc (Boulder, Colorado) — Prima-Temp has revolutionized continuous temperature sensing with its personal fertility sensor that continuously tracks a woman’s core body temperature and detects the subtle changes that occur before ovulation. Effortless, precise, discrete, and cost effective, Prima-Temp empowers women to take control of their fertility.
Toast (Singapore, Singapore) — Toast is a money transfer and bill payment application for unbanked and banked migrant workers on Web and Android. Toast makes it easy to deposit and send funds back to the Philippines from Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UK.
Now, these three companies will compete against tomorrow night’s winners and select wildcards for the grand prizes of a $175,000 cash grant and up to $1 million in investment. We hope you’ll join us in for the next night of Semifinal competition tomorrow!