San Francisco, California
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We are happy that our friends from 1776dc are bringing an inspiring event to betahaus! Challenge Cup is a startup competition spanning 16 cities around the world and culminating in Washington, D.C. to find the world’s most promising startup tackling education, healthcare, energy and city challenges.
This region’s competition will be hosted at betahaus | Berlin and will feature a 2-day “pop up accelerator” including mentorship sessions from Challenge Cup judges, investors and prominent local entrepreneurs.
Startups will compete in the following categories: Education: Helping more people receive high-quality education opportunities while reducing costs. Health: Improving health outcomes while reducing costs. Energy: Powering expanding populations around the world while reducing harmful side effects and Smart Cities: Making cities more safe, convenient and sustainable in areas such as transportation, public safety and government services
The competition will culminate in a week-long festival produced by 1776 in partnership with Tech Cocktail in May 2014 in Washington, D.C. that will bring together 64 winning startups from around the world—along with corporate partners, investors, policymakers and media—to crown the winner of the Challenge Cup. The top eight finalists will all receive an investment from 1776.
Challenge Cup was kicked off by a $180,000 grant from the District of Columbia and is being produced in partnership with Tech Cocktail and iStrategyLabs. Global Partners also include The Aspen Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Register here for the pitching event on Nov, 13th and enjoy some kickass startups!
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