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POLL: Vote for the People’s Choice Startup

Since the fall, the Challenge Cup has scouted startups in over 50 cities around the world. Out of 3,000 applications, just 70 startups will compete for cash prizes and funding at the Global Finals taking place this June in Washington, D.C.

We selected 67 competitors, but now it’s your turn! There are 3 open spots for YOU to pick who gets another chance to pitch for the grand prize in June. Vote for your favorite startup below before the poll closes on May 11 @ 12:00 PM EST!

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.

Read about their companies, and vote below. Don’t forget to share using #1776Challenge to help spread the word for your choice!


Cyber Timez (Washington, D.C.) – @thecybertimez – Creates wearable and Internet of Things products to help the elderly, physically, visually and hearing impaired. –

Maya Health Network (Washington, D.C.) – @MayaHealthNet – a community developed specifically for doctors in countries like India. The Maya Health App lets doctors easily manage their patients, practices, and professional life quickly and effectively. –

Nafham (Cairo, Egypt) – @NafhamEducation – a free online K-12 crowdsourced educational platform linked to the mandated public curriculum. Nafham provides 5 to 20 minutes crowd sourced videos which are revised by professionals. –

Preschool2me (Austin, USA) – @preschool2me – Develops free apps to send customized daily sheets directly to parents’ smart phones lets childcare providers truly connect with families. – (Berlin, Germany) – – A secure cloud platform to negotiate contracts in real-time. –

Tesser Health (Tampa, USA) – @TesserHealth – An enterprise solution to rising prescription costs. Tesser Health educates employees on how to optimize their medication choices, while saving companies an average of 24 percent on Rx spend. –

Tom & Jenny’s Candy (Durham, USA) – @TomAndJennys – Sweet treats that can reduce your chances of cavities, rather than harming your teeth. –

Verb8tm (Washington, D.C.) – @Verb8tm – A suite of products that provide highly affordable live & video captioning, transcripts, and data archiving with high accuracy and an easy process. –

Yoza (Kampala, Uganda) – @yoza_app – A laundry service app that lets you find people to do your laundry right from your location. –

Official Voting Rules & Guidelines

  • Each email address = 1 vote; You cannot submit more than 1 vote per email address
  • Voting opens at 2:00 PM EST May 4 and closes at 12:00 PM EST May 11. Submissions before voting opening and after voting closing will not be counted.