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3 People’s Choice Startups

After months of globetrotting to find, fund and grow top startups in industries critical to society, we narrowed the field from more than 3,000 applicants to 67 competitors heading to the final round of Challenge Cup 2016. We then opened voting to the public to select the three remaining finalist slots…

Each of the three winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Global Finals, where you can see them pitch against their fellow entrepreneurs. All 70 world-changing ideas are now in the running for $175,000 in cash grants and $1 million in investments.

You already know the startups that won regional competitions,  but who did the people choose?

3 People’s Choice Startups

Maya Health Network


Maya Health Network is based in Washington, D.C. but a community specifically for doctors in developing countries like India. The Maya Health App enables doctors to easily manage their patients, practices and professional life quickly and effectively.


challenge cup 2016 nafham dubai

Nafham is an online educational platform targeting students in the MENA region. Based in Cairo, Egypt, Nafham provides free, crowdsourced educational videos covering the mandated public curriculum while connecting professional teachers with students seeking additional educational support.


challenge cup 2016 yoza nairobi africa

Kampala, Uganda-based Yoza is a laundry service app that lets customers find people to do their laundry based on location.